Advice and Support
Citizen's Advice Teignbridge
0808 278 7997
Free advice for help with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, food bank referrals and more. They are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm
KILTS is a group for parents, grandparents, and carers to bring their toddlers, babies, and children. It is a safe space to be around others with support available. It runs at the community hall in Kingsteignton, Rydon Rd, TQ12 3LP on Tuesdays from 10am during term times.
Refugee Support Devon
Refugee Support Devon only provide support for refugees, asylum seekers or those (non-EU) immigrants who are undocumented or have a vulnerable immigration status.They too can help with gaining access to benefits.
Healthy Healthy Homes for Wellbeing - Exeter Community Energy (ECOE)
0800 772 3617
Provides free energy and money saving advice and practical measures for people living in Exeter, Mid Devon, East Devon, Teignbridge, and Torbay to reduce fuel bills and keep homes warm.
They can help with - energy and water saving tips and advice, installing free energy saving measures, heating controls and smart meters, changing tariffs and applying for discounts, grants for insulation and heating, referral for help with benefits and debt.
Free home visits for disabled residents or residents with low incomes or in receipt of tax credits/ housing benefit).
ECOE is a community owned non-profit organisation providing free and impartial advice.
Vulnerable Customer Support Team of the year in the Southwest Energy Efficiency Awards 2021
01626 888321- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
We support older people and adults with dementia, mental health problems, sensory disability, physical difficulties and learning difficulties. We also support carers with any of these too.
Assist Caring may help with personal care, such as washing, dressing, and undressing, assisting with eating and drinking, assisting with the administration and monitoring of medication, moving and handling, toileting and continence care and foot and hand care where there are no medical contradictions. We can also provide support with practical care, companionship, escorting to activities, meal preparation and clearing up and sleep in night care.
Assist Home Help may help with general cleaning, vacuuming, and dusting etc, bed changing, help with laundry, ironing, shopping, simple mending such as sewing on buttons and assistance with paperwork, reading and writing.
Anyone wishing to arrange service for themselves or someone they represent should contact the Assist Teignbridge office by phone, in writing or in person. Details of our services will be sent out on
request and a referral form will be completed. A home visit will be scheduled to ensure our service is appropriate for your needs. At the time of the assessment, we will discuss how we may best support you and your family in the safest way possible, we can also signpost you to other services if necessary. The visit will also enable us to allocate a member of staff we feel most suited to your circumstances and needs
Wellbeing In Action
The wellbeing in action provide support for families struggling with their wellbeing, they aim to prevent and remove the things that cause harm to people’s physical, financial, community, and mental health and wellbeing, so they can live their best life. They provide support with furniture,
clothing, essentials and personal grants, isolation, and therapy and can signpost to relevant areas of support if required.
03456 434 435
This is a service provided by Devon-based charity Westbank and is commissioned jointly by Devon County Council and the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to provide support services and
assessments to unpaid carers across Devon. We offer a range of carers support services from preventative advice and information to carers assessments and support planning under the Care Act 2014 to over 20,000 unpaid carers across Devon.
To us, carers are at the heart of everything we do. We are continuously looking at ways we can improve our service, acting upon advice and feedback from carers as well as professionals. We believe that carers should be acknowledged as experts in care for their loved one and it is our role to support them in their caring role. Many of our team are carers or have been carers in the past and can draw upon their own life experiences, as well as receiving up-to-date training, in their support of carers.
Linking Lives is an organisation with their priority being focusing on improving mental health and an ambition to reduce loneliness among all age groups. This service can be requested through the GP, wellbeing managers, care coordinators, social prescribers and social workers or local charities who will pass details on. Volunteers will visit or telephone those requiring these services and provide support. Please contact the email above for more information.