Local support groups are an ever changing picture if in doubt please contact the Mid Devon Community Support links below.

Devon Community Support Groups

Community Support Across Mid Devon

Crediton Delivery Hub

This service is all online but the local shops/pharmacy etc.have joined up and you can go online and place an order and shops deliver to  the local hub then the volunteers will distribute.

Website: https://shopcrediton.co.uk

Cullompton Volunteer Group

Co-ordinators
Tel: 07756 605 234 (Chris)
Tel:  07840 295 699 (Louise)

Tiverton Volunteer Force

Tel: 07866 777 758 / 01884 259 542
Email:  tivertonvolunteerforce@outlook.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/groups/1916092921868920/

Other Support Available in Mid Devon

Age UK Mid Devon

Age UK Mid Devon offers support for older people and their carers. - available by phone 

We are offering:

  • telephone befriending/checking in service,
  • practical support for self-isolating,
  • information and advice,
  • benefit support for clients over pensionable age - including telephone appointments to complete Attendance Allowance forms

Tel: 01884 255369. Our phone lines are open from 9am - 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT)

Supports people experiencing housing difficulties in Mid Devon. They are open for telephone advice:

Tel: 01884 255606 9-5 Mon – Fri.

Foodbank

The foodbank is still operating and offers help to Mid Devon residents who find themselves in need.

There are many different reasons you may need to call us:

  • Unexpected change of circumstances
  • Isolation and unable to get food any other way
  • Universal Credit delay/changeover
  • Priority debts to be paid

Tel: 01884 255606 between 10:00 -12:00 and we will talk to you about how we can help.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is temporarily unable to offer a face to face service. Please see below alternative options to access our services.

Website: http://www.ruraldevoncab.org.uk/how-we-help, 24 hour information, an email and webchat service is also available

Adviceline: 03444 111 444 9.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri

Help applying for Universal Credit Tel:: 0800 144 8 444 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri

Help applying for Universal Credit Website: citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim

Cullompton Foodbank – People Matter

People Matter is a group at St Andrew’s Church which organises the food bank and serves Cullompton and the surrounding villages of Willand, Uffculme, Bradninch and Kentisbeare. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing hardship which makes it hard to afford food, please contact:

Website: peoplematter@standrewscullompton.com

Exeter Community Energy

They provide fuel poverty and energy advice services across Mid Devon. They are offering a telephone support service for any resident having difficulty with energy suppliers, or heating issues. They have a huge network of support around us and can help to sign post people to the right services.

Their latest service update: https://www.ecoe.org.uk/newsevents/update-to-our-healthy-homes-support-and-service/

https://www.ecoe.org.uk/healthy-homes-wellbeing/

Tel: 0800 772 3617

INVOLVE – Voluntary Action in Mid Devon

Involve will be liaising with local community groups across Mid Devon to help them with volunteering through good practice and brokering support.

INVOLVE are also compiling a list of organisations that are offering listening and helpline services called ‘In touch at home’ which will available here once it has been published.

Email office@involve-middevon.org.uk

Tel: 07704156007 (Please leave a message)

Mid Devon Mobility

They are operating a telephone befriending system to ensure their most vulnerable are not completely isolated and are able to get the essentials they need to stay in their own homes.

They are covering the whole of Mid Devon and if they are unable to help they can pass on other details.

Tel: 01884 242099

Email: info@middevonmobility.org.uk