What we offer

We provide services to vulnerable people, living Totnes and its surrounding areas.
To use our services you must be registered with either the Leatside or Catherine House doctors' surgeries.

Just some of the services we offer

Totnes Caring has fully trained staff and volunteers who are personable, insured
and DBS checked.

Volunteer Drivers Our volunteer drivers transport clients to and from hospital, doctors' surgeries, dentists, opticians and other places, such as Memory Cafes and our Lunch Clubs.
Befriending Visiting is at the discretion of the client and volunteer. Some visits occur weekly, if that's what's needed. Maybe the occasional trip out; a cup of tea and a chat; a game of chess; or a walk in the countryside. Whatever suits you both!
Shopping A combination of minibus trips, volunteers accompanying clients, or providing lists for volunteers and Home Helps to collect shopping for you. These can be 'one-off' trips – for example, stocking up on basic foods following discharge from hospital, or they can be a regular thing. Whatever you need.

Form Filling

We have volunteers who are trained to help clients to complete PIP and AA forms. For other benefit forms we direct clients to other more relevant services.

Volunteers are able to help with paperwork, sorting bills, or responding to important letters. We can also help to set up Direct Debits or liaise with banks etc. on your behalf.

Computers, iPads and Mobile Phones

Are you having difficulty setting up or using your computer or mobile device?

We can help with a 'get you going again' visit to help you with your computer, iPad, printer or mobile phone.

Lunch Club Our popular Lunch Club is held five days a week (Monday - Friday, excluding Bank Holidays). If required, we can transport you to our Lunch Clubs, either in car with a volunteer driver or in our minibus.
We meet at Totnes Conservative Club - 12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Memory Cafe

People with memory difficulties and their carers are very welcome at our Memory Cafe.  (An opportunity to meet socially with others, make new friends, share information, and have some fun over tea and biscuits.

Open between 2 - 4pm on the last Friday of every month - call Maggie on 01803 863721 for details. Also on the second Friday of every month (2 - 4pm)  - call Marilyn on 01803 864215.

Home Help Service

Our Home Help service is the only service we charge for (at a rate of £13.60 per hour) - this covers the cost of the Home Help staff. Some of the services we offer include: housework, (including laundry), shopping and paying bills.

Liz Loader is the Home Help Coordinator and her responsibility is managing the Home Help Service, matching clients and Home Help staff together.

Emergency Lifeline

We recommend Torbay TeleHealthCare, St. Edmunds CSCC, Victoria park Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3QH.

Telephone number: 0300 456 4861

www.torbaylifeline.co.uk

A fast and easy way of getting in contact with an emergency control centre - at the press of a button.

Connected to your telephone line, this enables you to maintain an independent lifestyle, whilst bringing peace of mind to carers and relatives.

(If you need help with regard to having the Emergency Lifeline installed, please call us on 01803 865684)

Helpful Staff and Volunteers Our staff and volunteers are fully trained, all DBS checked and there to provide high-quality individual support - and company when needed.
Just Plain Listening! Sometimes you don't need anything other than to have a good old natter! We have some of the finest ears in Totnes - call us and we're sure to put you in touch with a friendly pair!