Carers Association

Useful Links 

As a carer, you may find this page extremely useful. It seems that unless you know where to look or what questions to ask, you can often be left wondering just what help you can get or what you might be entitled to. 

Interesting video to highlight the fact that Carers are being left at risk or left to to purchase their own protection; as a result of a blanket - Bare Below Elbow advice.

A Senior’s Guide To Physical and Mental Fitness -

Compare Stairlift Prices at

Tips on caring for an ageing parents at home

Veteran Substance Abuse - (Please be aware this is an American website so some of the info may not be applicable)

How to Start Your Own Business in Retirement

Grants and Benefits Available for OAP's and also in general

Great info about Multiple Sclerosis

Updated benefits and grants available to senior citizens 

Some useful info on Colour Blindness

Great Eye Condition info

Kidz to Adultz Events now online during the coronavirus situation. Click the image below and Like the FB page.

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2020 Guide to Universal Credit

Common Online Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

Learn About Heart Failure - Heart Failure Facts & Information

Symptoms of Heart Disease

Improve your cholesterol - A healthy diet, exercise, weight loss, and inexpensive drugs can help

Obesity Treatments: Ways to Lose Excess Weight

Three Ways Using a Fresh Food Delivery Service can Help You Lose Weight

Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The Ultimate Guide to Quit Smoking, Permanently

Interesting article on Cerebral Palsy

How to support our ageing population

Great Info on Animal Assisted Therapy

Benefits and Grants Available to New Parents

Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

What benefits and grants can older adults claim in 2018? -

Stairlift Info -

Disabled Living Newsletter available at

Carers UK Forum -

The Checklist for Aging in Place

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety

Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One's Final Days at Home Comfortable

Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors

The Best UK Stairlift Information -

Drug awareness for seniors:

Really useful guide on Mattress and Bedding for People with Disabilities at

100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers

If you want to read some truly inspiring personal stories and insightful, practical articles relating to disability and getting older you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the internet to find the 100 best blogs for disabled people and carers -

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
https://www.bayalarmmedical.  com/medical-alert-blog/6-powerful-ways-help-seniors-avoid-isolation/

It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
This is a given - it’s important for our elders to make sure their homes are a safe environment.

16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started
This is great - it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos.

Tips for Disabled Persons to Declutter and Organize their Home

Disabled Living Newsletter. Get it straight to your Email Inbox HERE and sign up for future newsletters HERE

Help guide for ex-forces personnel about charities, grants and assistance -

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults  -home

Fall Prevention

Assistive Technology Buying Guide  -guide.html

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors  -disabled-seniors

Nutritional Needs for Seniors

Healing After a Lifetime of Struggling with Addiction: The Senior’s Guide to Reconnecting with Adult Children

10 Dating Safety Tips for Senior Women

Elderly Care House Design for Our Old Age

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population  needs-seniors-planning-for-the-future-of-this-vulnerable-population/

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors  led-and-disabled-seniors

Useful Cerebral Palsy info

Spastic Cerebral Palsy-Free help, support and information related to spastic cerebral palsy

Benefits and Grants Available for OAPs - If you’re retired and are wondering what government help you’re eligible for, click the link

Benefits Guide - It's a comprehensive guide to benefit entitlements.
It contains information on job seekers allowance, disability benefits, housing benefit and much more.

Incontinence Guide -  Incontinence is something that is rarely mentioned outside the urology clinic, but if you are suffer with incontinence issues you are not alone. It is estimated that incontinence effects up to 3 million people across the United Kingdom

Phab Torquay - Phab’s aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community. We cater for kids, teens and young adults between the ages of 8 and 20 years old.

Torbay Advice Network - Torbay Advice Network was set up to implement the recommendations of the Advice Strategy (2006) around Quality, Training, Access, Monitoring, Volunteer recruitment, Strategic Voice and the provision of an Advice Centre.

Brixham Citizens Advice Bureau - click the link and see more about our drop-in service.

Stroke Association Torbay - Find out more here

The Department of Health Advice and Information for Carers - click here 

It contains information on Government guidance and regulations affecting carers, details of the current carers grant and other relevant information on carers’ policy. 

The UK Childrens Charity - 'Dreams Come True' - click here 

Support the UK Childrens' charity that provides wishes for terminally ill children 

Carers UK - click here 

Carers UK is the voice of carers. We improve their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change 

Action for Blind People - click here 

Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support. 

Basic - click here 

BASIC (Brain And Spinal Injury Charity) is a registered charity for people recovering from traumatic injury and illness, for both patients and their families. 

People Unlimited (formerly Charity People) - click here 

This website enables you to find charity work or offer recruitment in the voluntary or not for profit (Charity) sector. 

Childline. Children In Care - click here 

Here you will find information and advice on a whole range of topics 

Parking and transport for disabled people - click here 

A comprehensive range of information regarding parking and transport issues for disabled people. 

Department for Work and Pensions - click here 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the Governments welfare reform agenda. 

Department of Health (DOH). Help with health costs (HC11) -   click here 

This booklet gives guidance about NHS charging arrangements in England, Scotland and Wales. - click here 

The website of the UK government's Disability Policy Division. A resource for advice, legal and policy information relating to disability in the UK. 

A quick guide to the Attendance Allowance (DS702) 

Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 - click here 

An Act to make provision about the assessment of carer's needs; to provide for services to help carers; to provide for the making of payments to carers and disabled children aged 16 or 17 

Job Centre Plus - click here 

Help and advice on jobhunting and support 

National Council for Voluntary Organisations - click here 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisation - the voice of the voluntary sector 

The Pensions Service - click here 

Impartial UK government information on state and private pensions. Whether you are retired, approaching retirement or planning ahead 

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Council Tax Benefit - click here 

Council Tax Benefit helps pay towards or covers your council tax bill, whether you rent or own your home or live rent free. 

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) State Pension for parents and carers - click here 

A quick guide to State Pension for parents and carers 

Some other links

Ear Candles - a website dedicated to the relaxing use of ear candles

Hypnotherapy Directory - This website is dedicated to Hypnotherapy and enables you to find a Hypnotherapist in your area

 A Message from our Founder

 Mandy Bayliffe

Mandy Bayliffe

"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.

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