Community support across Mid Devon
People and businesses across Mid Devon are responding with amazing energy, and community spirit to the challenges we face. While we must look after our own health and that of our families and friends, among our community there will be those vulnerable and in real need of material and psychological support, particularly during isolation at home.
Community contacts list
The latest list of community support groups across Mid Devon can be found below. For all other parishes, please contact Age UK Mid Devon on 01884 255369 in the first instance.
We'll update this list regularly as more information becomes available. The links provided may re-direct to a third party website. We cannot guarantee the information contained within them, so please exercise your own due-diligence and best judgement when using the help on offer.
How can I get my community group added to this list?
If you're involved in a group and want to add it to the list below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to setup a new group. What guidance is there?
If you're setting up a group, information about good practice, particularly around data protection and safeguarding can be found at Covid Mutual Aid UK.
There’s also a useful article about data protection for community groups on the information commissioner’s website, which you might be useful.
What funding is there to support community action?
Devon Count Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to help provide valuable funding to organisations working in their local communities during this outbreak. It can be used to help voluntary and community groups with issues like safely delivering food and medicine to vulnerable people, supporting people to access online information and services, and starting virtual support groups to help people stay connected.
Bampton Street Wardens
Tel: Ring Barney and Esme Hopkinson on 01398 331611.
Burlescombe, Westleigh and Holcombe Community Group
Co-ordinator: Anthony Richards
Co-ordinators: Claire and Roy
Tel: 07548 625321 and 01363 866118 (respectively)
Coldridge Community Support Group
Tel: 07731 894819
Crediton Emergency Planning Group
Age Concern Crediton
Tel: 01363 775008
Cullompton Volunteer Group
Co-ordinators: Chris and Louise
Tel: 07756605234 and 07840295699 (respectively)
Holcombe Rogus Coronavirus Community Help
Co-ordinator: Jackie Taylor or Karen Wellerd
Tel: 01363 866859
Co-ordinator: Health Culpin
Tel: 01884 829164
Co-ordinator: Malcolm Vallance
Tel: 01363 772769
Silverton Community Angels
Co-ordinator: Jools Walker
Tel: 01392 861013
Co-ordinator: Ian Huxtable
Tel: 07974 968877
Tiverton Volunteer Force
Tiverton Community Radio TCR
Live updates show every Monday and Friday at 11:00am with a round up of support locally, also repreated on podcast:
Phone/TuneIn app: tell Alexa to "play Tiverton community radio"
Mob: 07966 2143610
Co-ordinator: Sarah Goody, Clerk to Wembworthy Parish Council