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.
Advice Bay Benefits
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 2.00pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays to arrange an appointment.
These sessions are offered by a professional from Wollens; Edward Lee offers advice on Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney.
To book an appointment at one of these sessions please call – Carers Aid Torbay, these sessions are free of charge to Carers. The appointments are 30 minutes long and held at The Olive Carers Centre.
Dates for 2019 –
Monday 18th November
Dates for 2020 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday 20th January, Monday 23rd March, Monday 18th May, Monday 20th July, Monday 21st September,
Monday 16th November
Ancestry / Family History
Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Learn how to navigate around the family history sites on the internet. If you would like to get involved, please could you take some time to think about what you want to know and gather as much information as you can to bring to the session; let’s see what interesting things you can find out about your ancestors.
Dates for 2019 – 10.00am until 1.00pm
Wednesday 16th October
Wedneday 13th November
Please note this group is limited to numbers if you are new to the Ancestry group please call 01803 323510 to discuss availiabiliy.
Dates for 2020 – 10.00am until 1.00pm
Wednesday 15th January, Wednesday 12th February, Wednesday 11th March, Wednesday 15th April, Wednesday 13th May, Wednesday 17th June, Wednesday 15th July, NO MEETING IN AUGUST, Wednesday 16th September, Wednesday 14th October, Wednesday 11th November, NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.
Knit and Natter
If you like a natter and knitting and are a Carer in Torbay, this is the group for you. Just come along with your knitting and you will be welcomed with a hot drink and a biscuit.
Dates for 2019- 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 13th November
Wednesday 5th December
This is for Gentleman Carers living in Torbay, the group meet at the Redcliff Hotel in Paignton
Drinks and nibbles are provided by Carers Aid Torbay. The group chat very informally and put the world to rights; whilst gentling supporting one another.
Dates for 2019
Thursday 7th November
Thursday 5th December
Dates for 2020- 11:00am-12:30pm
Thursday 9th January, Thursday 6th February, Thursday 5th March, Thursday 9th April, Thursday 7th May, NO MEETING IN JUNE, Thursday 9th July, Thursday 6th August, Thursday 10th September, Thursday 8th October, Thursday 5th November, Thursday 10th December.
Relax and Read
This group meet once every six weeks, which allows people to read at their own pace. As a group they decide what books/ genre they would like to read. When the group meet they discuss the books whilst enjoying tea and cake. If you are a Carer and have a passion for reading, then this is the group for you.
Dates for 2019- 2pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 6th November
Wednesday 11th December
Dates for 2020- 2pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 5th February, Wednesday 25th March, Wednesday 3rd June, Wednesday 3rd August, Wednesday 7th October, Wednesday 2nd December.
New for 2020- this is a bi-monthly group. For all unpaid Carers, a chance to sit and relax and chat with other Carers. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be free flowing.
Dates for 2020- 1:30pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 8th January, Wednesday 4th March, Wednesday 6th May, Wednesday 1st July, Wednesday 2nd September, Wednesday 4th November.
Exeter city centre - Wednesday 20th November 2019 (subject to date change, if the Christmas Market is later) - SORRY THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL
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.
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.
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
2019 Coffee Mornings
Christmas Coffee Morning – Wednesday 11th December - 11.00am until 1.00pm
Carers Aid Torbay looks forward to seeing you over the year at some of our advice sessions, days out, and groups.