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Local Development Manager: Julia Lonnkvist

I joined Devon Carers as part of the South Devon Team 2015 as the Local Development Manager for South team. 

The South team covers a large area of Devon from Okehampton to Moretonhampstead and down to Wembury, Chillington, and Starcross; so West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge and a bit of mid Devon. (This doesn’t include Plymouth, Torbay or Exeter).  We have Carers Support Officers (CSO) across the whole of these areas linked in with GP surgery areas who offer regular local clinics for carers to have their assessments. We also offer telephone carers’ assessments. 

I am really enthusiastic about being part of Devon Carers at this exciting time of change and being able to work with Carers using the New Care Act 2014 which came into fruition in April 2015. I believe the new Care Act will benefit carers in Devon as more bespoke support and guidance can now be given. Also, each carer can ask for a carer’s assessment in their own right now.

Please contact me to let me know your view as a carer, if you wish, through our local Helpline number. I would be happy to hear from you.