At Carers Aid Torbay, we know how precious a Carers time is; with this in mind we offer activities and events which we feel Carers would welcome and enjoy. Events and activities which will take Carers minds off their day to day worries and relax them.
A service that offers advice and assistance with all benefits and Entitlements, for unpaid Carers and their families. This service operates on a Tuesday and a Thursday and is an appointment only service, please call 07530790354 between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays to arrange an appointment.
Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak Bay benefits will continue to operate a phoneline advice line, please call the number above.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Carers Groups
are cancelled until further notice.
All trips are cancelled up until November 2020, we will make a decision regarding the November outing nearer the time.
If you are booked onto the Dartmoor, Sidmouth or Widecombe on the Moor trip we will be in touch to discuss deposits etc.
National Carers Week -Sunday 7th June to Saturday 13th June 2020 - please note this trip will only be bookable as part of the Carers Week options in the Signpost for Carers April edition
We will be offering two events over National Carers Week which takes place over the second week of June. These trips will be advertised in the April 2020 edition of Signposts for Carers alongside the events offered by Torbay Carers Service. Please make sure you call as soon as the Signpost magazine comes out if you fancy either of the trips/ events we are offering. Spaces will be limited and offered on a first come first served basis. These events are for Carers only.
Monday 8th June 2020- Clarks Village
Thursday 11th June – Shore Fishing
Summer on the Moors – Thursday 25th June 2020
Come on a tour of Dartmoor, you will be regaled with tales of the Moor. This year we thought it would be nice to have this as a day for budding photographers too. Simon- one of our support workers is a keen photographer and will be snapping away at any opportunity; so, if you to like photography, why not come along and hear about the tales of Dartmoor from John and take fabulous photos too. If you aren’t interest in photograph, then put yourself in Johns group, and he will tell his fascinating stories.
Sidmouth Folk Festival – Tuesday 4th August 2020
Sidmouth is a beautiful seaside town which is a pleasure to visit at any time of the year, but the town really comes to life for the annual Sidmouth Folk Festival on the first week of August.
This trip is open to Carers and Cared fors
Widecombe Fair – Tuesday 8th September 2020
This is a real Devon country fair with something for everyone! Livestock, Sheep and Equine classes, Terrier Racing, Family Dog Show, Vintage Vehicles and Machinery, Gymkhana, Maypole Dancing, Rural Crafts, Fancy Dress, Uncle Tom Cobley Downhill Race, Bale Tossing, Tug of War and much, much more.
Christmas shopping in Exeter – Thursday 26th November 2020
Enjoy a day wandering around the streets of Exeter; the Christmas Market will be in full flow. If you don’t fancy shopping; there is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum just a stone’s throw away; or the historic underground passages that run underneath the heart of Exeter city centre.
These trips are free of charge and are funded by kind donations and fundraising activities throughout the year. However, from January 2020 there will be a £5.00 deposit needed prior to your place being reserved. This deposit will be refunded on the day of the trip, however, if you are not able to attend the trip and 24 hours notice is not given the deposit may be held.
Places are limited on all the days out, so please booked as soon as possible. Please also be aware that we must restrict the trips to two a year per Carer.
Coffee Mornings at the Olive Carers Centre
Christmas Coffee Morning – Wednesday 16th December 2020
To book a Legal appointment, or to book onto any of the groups, or days out please call
Carers Aid Torbay on 01803 323510, for advice on Benefits and Entitlements please call Bay Benefits on 07530790354