Find support in your area through Age UK by entering your postcode in their search facility. Find information with regards to caring for people in later life including: information and advice on finances, legal issues, health, wellbeing, care, support, travel, hobbies, work and learning. Alternatively phone: 0800 055 6112
Contact The Elderly
This national charity is dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people living in the UK. Their aim is to empower older people to make new social connections and break the cycle of isolation. Their free social gatherings tend to take place at weekends and moreover on Sundays as this is when older people have told them tends to be the loneliest day of the week. You must be over 75 and live alone to attend. Currently their groups run in Exeter, Exmouth, Ivybridge, Tiverton, Torquay and Plymouth. Check their website for events near you. 0800 716543.
Devon County Council
Information from Devon County Council for adults who are thinking about how they will pay for social care, now or in the future including signposting to organisations to assist with: welfare benefits, help with money matters, council tax, housing benefits and an online benefits checker.
A support service based at Kingskerswell Health Centre covering Kingskerswell, Ipplepen and Abbotskerswell. The range of services include: benefits advice, carer support groups, dementia support, mental health support, social activities, community transport, wellbeing coodinator service and home from hospital service, 01626 357090
An NHS guide for both people who have care needs and their carers to assist them in planning for their future care including NHS services, access to and paying for social care and support for carers.
The Not Forgotten Association
This association provides recreation, leisure, and entertainment to serving personnel and veterans of any age. They support any serving man or woman who is wounded, injured or sick and any veteran with a disability, illness or infirmity who has served with The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The British Army, The Royal Airforce, and The Merchant Navy. Each of their events is intended to restore confidence, enhance wellbeing, boost morale, and improve the chances of those who attend to enjoy a normal, if not better, life. 0207 730 2400.
Sharing Care In Ipplepen
This support service is provided by volunteers for patients registered with Ipplepen Health Centre. It offers a befriending service for people who are or are at risk of becoming isolated. It also offers sitting or carer relief, light shopping, dleivery of non-urgent medicine dispensed by the health centre. Referral forms available from the surgery. 01803 814089