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 kyla on 07530 790354
between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays to arrange an appointment.
Bay Benefits are now able to see people face to face at the Olive Carers Centre - please note this is by appointment only
Men Matter – Men’s Carers Group 2024
This group meets monthly at the Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton.
If you are interested in finding out more about this group, please call Julie Gibbes on 07748 884521.
Carers Wellbeing Walks 2024
Carers Aid started a Wellbeing walking group for Carers last year and would love to continue into 2024.
Please call 01803 323510 for more details and to book a place. Dates and walks thereafter will be agreed together as a group.
These walks will continue throughout the year as long as there is an interest.
Pottery Painting Workshop 2024
Monday 29th April 2024 - 11.00am -12.30pm
Decorate your chosen blank pottery pieces with the specialist paints, sponges and stamps. There will be plenty of inspiration and technique to demonstrate so you won't be stuck for ideas. Pottery can be decorated with acrylic pains to take home on the day or be left with us to glaze and kiln fire.
Shore Fishing 2024
Thursday 11th July 2024 – 10.30am
Shore fishing at Goodrington beach - rods and tackle will be provided. Places are limited to six carers.
To express an interest please call Simon Day on 07398 188197
Carers Week – National Carers Week Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June 2024
Please look out for our event in the Signposts for Carers April edition. All bookings will need to go through Torbay Carers Services using the form provided in the magazine.
Mackerel Fishing 2024
Wednesday 24th July – 12 noon sailing from Brixham.
Due to this proving popular last year, we will be hiring the Mackerel fishing boat again. The qualified skipper will take you to the best places for mackerel in the Bay.
Places are limited to 11 Carers.
Sidmouth Folk Festival – Monday 5th August 2024
Following on from last year’s feedback we will be running the coach to Sidmouth again.
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.
We welcome Carers and Cared fors on this trip, but there will be a limit of one cared for per Carer.
This is a very popular trip so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Meet up with the Carers Aid team in Tessier Gardens – Monday 9th September 2024
This maybe the last opportunity to enjoy the summer before the temperatures drop and the rain begins to fall! We would love to see you in there, perhaps you could bring a bite to eat whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the gardens.
Please call for more details and to let us know you would like to join us in case we have to cancel due to the great British weather!
Tavistock Goose Fair – Wednesday 9th October 2024
The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock dates back to the early 12th Century, when a Michaelmas Fair was held every September and provided the opportunity for business and animal trading; and was a social event for wives and daughters.
The name Goose Fair probably came about as farmers brought their geese ready for fattening for Christmas.
Now market traders come from all over the country to sell their wares and provide entertainment. Stalls and side shows are set up in the centre of the Town, and some 200 spaces are let by the Town Council for traders and community groups.
The more traditional side of the Goose Fair can still be found at the Tavistock Livestock Centre. They usually hold an open day where you can see cattle, sheep and Dartmoor ponies, and watch the auction of live geese and poultry.
Christmas 2024 with Carers Aid
We intend to host a coffee morning on Monday 9th December - 11.00am until 12.30. The coffee morning will be held at the Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Torquay, TQ1 3PT.
Please call 01803 323510 to let us know you are able to come as we do need to confirm numbers with the hotel.
Please call Steph on 01803 323510 for reserve a place on any of the events and trips other than the Carers week event and the Shore fishing.