We provide services to vulnerable, older people, who live in Totnes and its surrounding areas.
To use our services you must be registered with either the Leatside or Catherine House doctors' surgeries.
Totnes Caring has fully trained staff and volunteers who are personable, insured
and DBS checked.
|Transport||Our volunteers 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.|
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 you live in the Totnes/Dartington area, we are able to 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.
|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.
The service is subject to an assessment by Liz as to the needs of the client. It is available to anybody living in Totnes and its surrounding areas, who are registered with either the Leatside or Catherine House surgeries.
We recommend Torbay TeleHealthCare, St. Edmunds CSCC, Victoria park Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3QH.
Telephone number: 0300 456 4861
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!|