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What support groups are there in Mid Devon?

A list of community support groups operating across Mid Devon can be found below

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 covid19.support@middevon.gov.uk.

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.

For more advice on setting up a group, speak to Karen Nolan at INVOLVE Voluntary Action in Mid Devon, by emailing: office@involve-middevon.org.uk

Grants available from Devon County Council

The county council has reopened its Covid-19 grant scheme which may benefit some local organisations.

Find your nearest community support group by area below:

 

Bampton Street Wardens: 

Coordinators: Barney and Esme Hopkinson 
Tel: 01398 331611
Email: clerk@bamptontowncouncil.gov.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):

Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Community Support Group
Co-ordinator: Gemma Southerden
Tel: 07813149098
Email: gemmsoutherden@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Blackdown Support Group
Co-ordinator: Elizabeth McNabb
Tel: 01823 681036
Email: D-ccg.bsgadmin@nhs.net
Web: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Bow Volunteers
Co-ordinator: Bev Carmichael
Tel: 07725 953260
Email: Bevcarmichael21@me.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Bradninch Together a Community Interest Company
Providing practical support neighbour to neighbour. Giving non-refundable hardship grants from the BradAid fund and offering project management advice.
Co-ordinator: Sue Easkers
Tel: 01392 882587
Email: secretary@bradtog.org.uk
Website: www.bradninchtogether.org.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Catch 77 Community Interest Company
We deliver free weekly family food boxes, with all the ingredients and recipes need to cook 5 family meals, plus essentials for breakfast.
Website: www.catch77.org 
Email: info@catch77.org to enquire about receiving a box

Burlescombe, Westleigh and Holcombe Community Group
Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/216633315093818/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Chawleigh Parish Council Volunteer Support Group
Co-ordinator: Steve Godley
Tel: 07768415936
Email: stevegodly@hotmail.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/chawleighparishhelphub

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Cheriton Bishop Support Group

Main Contact:  Ruth Salmon
E-Mail: rsalmon@cheritonbishop-pc.org.uk

Covers Hittisleigh, Drewsteignton, Whiddon Down & Crockenwell

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Cheriton Welfare Volunteers
Co-ordinators:
Claire Borlase & Roy Clayton
Tel: 07548 625321 and 01363 866118 (respectively)

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Coldridge Support Group

Co-ordinator: John Smith
Tel: 07731 894819
Email: biggles1047@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Co-ordinator: Steve Graham
Tel: 01363 84309
Email: stevegraham1402@icloud.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):

Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Crediton Town Council COVID Support

Contact: Lisa Blake
Tel:
07519 930040 (Councillor Louise Martin)
Email:
 projectsofficer@crediton.gov.uk

Age Concern Crediton

Tel: 01363 775008

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Crediton Hamlets Covid Community Support Group

Main Contact: Carol Price
Tel: 01647 24468
Email: carolprice81@hotmail.co.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Cruwys Morchard Volunteers
Co-ordinator:
Sue Boston
Tel: 01363 866064
Email: moonshine55@btconnect.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Cullompton Volunteer Group
Co-ordinators: Chris and Louise
Tel: 07756605234 and 07840295699 (respectively)

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Culmstock Volunteer Group
Co-ordinator:
Ed Box
Tel: 07932074573
Email: ed@culmstock-pc.org.uk
Web: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk

Blackdown Support Group
Co-ordinator: Elizabeth McNabb
Tel: 01823 681036
Email: D-ccg.bsgadmin@nhs.net 
Web: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Down St Mary Coronovirus Support Group

Main Contact: Mike Austin
E-Mail: michaeljaustin@btinternet.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Halberton Parish Council
Co-ordinator:
 Halberton Parish Council
Email: community-help@halberton.org
Website: www.halberton.org

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Blackdown Support Group
Co-ordinator:
Elizabeth McNabb
Tel: 01823 681036
Email: D-ccg.bsgadmin@nhs.net
Web: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Holcombe Rogus Coronavirus Community Help
Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrcvch/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Community Support Group
Co-ordinator: Felicity Ryan
Tel: 01884 266002
Email: felicity@kentisbeare.net

Blackborough Area
Co-ordinator:
Gemma Southerden
Tel: 07813 149098
Email: gemma@kentisbeare.net

Blackdown Support Group
Co-ordinator: Elizabeth McNabb
Tel: 01823 681036
Email: D-ccg.bsgadmin@nhs.net 
Web: https://www.blackdownsupportgroup.org.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Lapford Emergency Response Team
Co-ordinator: Sue Briant Evans
Tel: 07496 144772
Email: help@lapfordvillage.co.uk
Web: http://www.lapfordparishcouncil.btck.co.uk/ 

Lapford Food Bank
Co-ordinators: Lapford Community Church
Tel: 01363 83666

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Morchard Bishop Volunteers

Main Contact: Councillor Steve Watson
Tel: 01363 877808
Mob: 07785 340615                   
Email: watsonsin@john-lewis.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Co-ordinator: Penny Adie
Tel: 01398 331492
Email: adie.exmoor@btinternet.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

NSC Covid-19 Support Group

Co-ordinator:
Damien Hodge
Tel: 01392 851111
Email: damienhodge@newtonstcyres-pc.gov.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Poughill Community Help

Co-ordinators: Jackie Taylor
Tel: 01363 866859 
Email: poughillparishclerk@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Puddington Parish Council
Co-ordinator: Roger Price
Tel: 01884 861161
Email: honitonprice@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Sampford Peverell Parish Council

Co-ordinator: Heather Culpin
Tel: 01884 829164
Email: heatherculpin@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.sampfordpeverell.org.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Sandford Pulls Together
Co-ordinator:
Malcolm Vallance
Tel: 01363 772769
Email: parishclerk@sanfordparishcouncil.gov.uk

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

West Devon Emergency Group

Co-ordinator:
Chis Boult
Tel: 01363 777975
Email: chrisboult777@hotmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Silverton Community Angels
Co-ordinator: Jools Walker
Tel: 01392 861013
Email: silvertoncommunityangels@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Co-ordinator: Ian Huxtable
Tel: 07974 968877
Email: ianhux64@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Stoodleigh Community Help Network
Co-ordinator:
Geraldine Talbot
Email: stoodleighweb@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Thorverton C19 Group
Co-ordinator: Neville Lane
Tel: 01392 861062
Mobile: 07496 392106
Email: thorvertonc19@gmail.com
Online: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GiZAujbRMYq3zhfZUNVhLV 

 

Apart from getting assistance from the local Thorverton C19 Group independent advice can be obtained from:

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, debt and money advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Tiverton Volunteer Force
Co-ordinator: Jason
Email: tivertonvolunteerforce@outlook.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TivertonVolunteerForce/

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
Web: https://www.tivertoncommunityradio.co.uk/

Uplift (Devon) CIC
Co-ordinators: Heidi & Jo
Tel: 07928391770
Email: hides41629@gmail.com
Wash and repair clothes and toys and give to CHAT to take out with food parcels

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Community Coronavirus Assistance
Mob: text only on 07522 914402
Email: clerk@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
Facebook: private message @UffculmePC

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Uplowman Community Hub


Co-ordinator:
Robert Hodgson
Tel: 01884 821239 
Email: uplowmanparishplan@gmail.com
Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uplowmanparishplan/

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Washfield Support Network

Co-ordinator: Anne Moore
Tel: 01884 255298 
Email: washfieldSN@hotmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

Co-ordinator: Sarah Goody, Clerk to Wembworthy Parish Council
Email: wembworthypc@btinternet.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Willand Volunteers
Co-ordinator:
Kate Taylor
Tel: 01884 35455
Email: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk
Facebook: WhatsonWilland

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

Zeal Monachorum Community Support Group
Co-ordinator:
Jacqueline Watson
Email: jacquelinewatsondevon@gmail.com

Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT):
Free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems such as homelessness and repossession. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, Debt and Money Advice.
Tel: 01884 255606
Website: https://chatmid.org/

 

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