Advice and useful contacts for carers over Christmas
Devon Carers are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm but will be closed on the bank holidays (25 and 26 December 2019, and 1 January 2020). If carers need support during these times, please redirect them to Care Direct on 0345 600 0388.
Top tips from carers for managing Christmas:
- Talk to family and friends – raise concerns and worries, let them know how you’re planning to approach Christmas in advance and don’t be afraid to ask for help
- Talk to other carers – peer support can be invaluable throughout the year but especially around Christmas. Find out about Devon Carers support groups in your area
- Be kind to yourself – recognise the importance of your role and take some time to be generous to yourself too.
More tips from carers in Devon can be found in the Devon Carers winter magazine which is sent to GP surgeries in Devon and is available online.
Carers and health professionals can contact Devon Carers via the website with the live chat facility or on the helpline 03456 434 435.