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 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 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 2020 – 10.00am until 1.00pm
Wednesday 15th January, 12th February, 11th march, 15th April, 13th May, 17th June, 15th July, No meeting in August, 16th September, 14th October, 11th November, No meeting in December.
Please note this group is limited to numbers if you are new to the Ancestry group please call 01803 323510 to discuss availability.
New for 2020 - this is a bi monthly group for all unpaid Carers, a chance to sit abd relax and chat with other Carers. Tea, Coffee, and biscuits will be free flowing.
Dates for 2020- 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 8th January, 4th March, 6th May, 1st July, 2nd September and 4th November
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 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 2020- 2pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 5th February, Wednesday 25th March, Wednesday 3rd June, Wednesday 3rd August, Wednesday 7th October, Wednesday 2nd December.
Carers Pamper Sessions Monday 2nd March 2020
These sessions will take place at South Devon College. These sessions will be bookable on the release of the Signpost for Carers magazine in January only. This is to ensure the all Carers get an opportunity to see this event. The bookings will take place on a first come (call) first served bases.
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
Spring Coffee morning – Wednesday 1st April 2020
Come and join us for a cup of tea and a slice of Cake. Our raffle will take place at 12noon. we welcome all Carers and their family members and supporters to our coffee mornings. Here are always cakes for sale and a selection of preserves all home-made.
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