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.