Support for Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you

Carer Support Worker, Michele Glanfield, is based at Babbacombe surgery on Monday and Thursday, to help carers obtain the help, support and information they need.

If you are a carer of any age, and are looking after a relative or friend, and need advice and support, please contact Michele.

You can contact Michele by emailing [email protected] or calling 01803 312233 via appointments. If you call when Michele is not available, reception staff will take your details and she will call you back.

 Carers Health & Wellbeing Check

A Carer’s Assessment, known as a Health & Wellbeing Check, is a conversation about your caring situation and how it effects you. The assessment looks at all aspects of caring including your practical and emotional needs which might include having a short break, leisure activities, arranging sitting services or attending a support group. If needed, a further assessment can be arranged for your cared for.

Health & Wellbeing Checks (Carer’s Assessment) explained

Health & Wellbeing Booklet and Self-assessment Form

Once you have completed the Health & Wellbeing Check booklet, please return it either to Michele at Babbacombe surgery, or to Carers Aid Torbay.

Information for Carers

Signpost for Carers Information Line – Telephone: (01803) 666620

Email: [email protected]

Torbay Carers on Facebook

Funding for care – Further information regarding how your care is funded is available from NHS Choices.
Money, work, benefits and social care – Social care and support guide – NHS (

Benefits Advice for Carers

For help with completing benefit forms please contact the following;

  • Bay Benefits @ Carers Aid Torbay on 07530 790354.
  • John Dudley at The Windmill Centre 01803 314876
  • Citizens Advice Bureau – 29, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3EQ – Phone 0300 3309026 – Website:

Time Out for Brunel and Chilcote Carers

We meet on the third Thursday of the month 1.45pm to 4.15 pm, The Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3PT (Unless otherwise stated)

Please join Lesley and Michele for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. We will have a raffle at each meeting, sell books and honey, with the proceeds going to our group.

Our speakers for future meetings:

  • Thursday 20th April 2023
    John Risdon – Dartington, Estate of Art, Education and Historic Beauty

  • Thursday 18th May 2023
    Phil Badcott – The Boatmen of Babbacombe Bay

  • Thursday 8th June 2023
    Carers Week Event

    Maggie Duffy – Devon Historical and Hysterical, a trip around Devon in music, poetry, folksong and dialect. There is a chance to sing a song and have a laugh. Cream tea, quiz and raffle, Carers free, cared for £5.00

    Book essential, to book a place please contact Michele on 07555 354 795

  • Thursday 20th July 2023
    Jackie Bufton – Interactive glass talk

If you can’t make Time Out and wish to book for the events please contact Michele on 07555 354 795.