Carers Advice

Carers UK

They are here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

It is difficult sometimes to see yourself as a carer. The role change often comes slowly when you find you are doing much more than you were and the needs of your loved ones increase. We support carers of all ages, and there are also specialist Young Carer and Young Adult Carer groups that we can refer you to.

The good news is that there is a lot of help available to you. At Chelston Hall there are two Carers Support Workers, Sally Corbishley and Claire Horton.

The Role of the Carers Support Worker (CSW)

The role of the CSW is primarily to listen; sometimes just having the chance to talk to someone can make a huge difference.  They can refer you to Social Care for help, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy etc. They can assist with benefits advice and put you in touch with the carers groups and the carers phone line.  

Our CSWs both do home visits and see people in the surgeries. You can contact them on:

Sally Corbishley 07531 947687 sally.corbishley@nhs.net (excluding Wednesday pm and Fridays)

Claire Horton 07809 903889 clairehorton@nhs.net (excluding Mondays)

Carers Emergency Card

The Carers register enables you to carry a Carers Emergency Card and gives you access to free education courses, a Safely Home bracelet and the 'Signposts' newsletter.

If you have an accident you may not be able to tell people you have someone at home who is relying on you. This card is used to alert people to this.

It entitles you to park for free at Torbay, Newton Abbot and Totnes hospitals provided you are there for your cared for person, and entitles you to receive certain discounts in Torbay. 

Speak to one of our Carers Support Workers for more information.