New helpline for carers in Devon

A new telephone helpline has been launched in Devon to give carers in the county better access to support.

The Devon Carers Centre line is part of a £1.3m investment by Devon County Council and NHS Devon.

The helpline was to give carers better access to support to help them stay healthy and live a normal life outside of caring, bosses said.

The line - 08456 434 435 - is open from 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.

The helpline is being run by voluntary organisation Westbank, working with other carers' voluntary groups.

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