We are effectively THE carers association for Torbay and the surrounding area
for home carers
Did you know that there are currently 7.5 million carers in Britain. Amongst the most urgent
cases are an estimated 30,000 child carers, some as young as 9 years old who look after not only their
parent(s) but also their brother or sister.
Did you know that carers allowance is a mere £53.90 per week! Whats
more, most carers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Would you do it? Whats more -
COULD you do it?
Our founder, Mandy Bayliffe, was a terminally ill young mother who suffered complications
during childbirth and had an incurable heart condition. The turmoil, frustrations and extreme hardships
encountered by Mandy, her family and other families after such an experience are tremendous.
All Mandy wanted was for something that you and I take for granted - a holiday where
ALL the family can relax together.
All monies raised from sales of the book goes straight to the charity which
will offer a service for when the caring stops.
We will be aiming to give help and support for those who are left traumatised and lifeless from
their toils of caring for loved ones who then pass on and leave a massive void which they may not know how to
We tried to buy a building for years but the funding always fell on deaf ears. Indeed many of
the agencies pinched Mandy's ideas and grabbed massive funds from the lottery and other places but still
did not do anything constructive.
We sincerely hope that Mandy's book can make a difference and finally put her on the Map and
start to show those who have never tried, just how hard caring is.
Our overriding aim is to make Mandy's wishes come true and to provide holiday/respite care for
the sick and disabled, their carers and their families.
To continue to offer help, support and holidays for carers, their sick/disabled loved ones and
children. Over the last 3 years we have already sent many families on holiday.
We would love to acquire holiday units around the country to enable us to continue sending
families for these well deserved breaks. The first unit will be built in the Torbay area, fully equipped for
a variety of special needs, including wider entrances and ramps for wheelchairs.
We run purely on the hard work and enthusiasm of our volunteers. All
monies are used for the holiday/respite care that we provide.
Please feel free to look through our Carers Asssociation website
A Message from our Founder
"I have come to realise
the courage and determination shown by carers and families every hour of every day.
I would like to offer all
disabled people, their carers and families, the holiday, respite, support and advice they deserve"
Mandy's ambition was to see this in operation
within her lifetime.
Regrettably she died on August 28th 1994 before her dreams could be fulfilled.