Directory of community support groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to setup a new group. What guidance is there?
If you're setting up a group, there is 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, please contact INVOLVE Voluntary Action in Mid Devon, by emailing: email@example.com
The Blackdown Support Group offers help with the following:
Transport to health, wellbeing and social appointments
Disabled access vehicle hire
Prescription and Shopping delivery
Regular low-cost lunch clubs
Coffee mornings and afternoon teas
Volunteer visiting services
Bereavement support, one to one and group services
Carer support, one to one services
Form filling and benefits advice
Low-cost toenail cutting service
Wellbeing Support and Social prescribing – helping people to overcome barriers and connect with their communities
Advice and guidance – helping people to navigate and connect with other sources of support
Co-ordinator: Elizabeth McNabb
Tel: 01823 681036
Bow Volunteer Group offers help with prescriptions, local shopping and Food Bank deliveries.
Co-ordinator: Carole Thomas
Bradninch Together is a Community Interest Company
offering 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
Bradninch Community Food Shed: stocked with free food for people in the community. Food which would otherwise have been thrown away is collected from supermarkets in the area
Contact: Lucy Mottram on 01392 881190
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about receiving a box
Crediton Food Bank is based at the Congregational Church, 98 High Street, Crediton EX17 3LF Opening Hours: 9.30-12.30 pm Tuesdays and Fridays Contact: 07740 202721 weekdays 9-4pm Email: email@example.com
CHAT offers money and debt advice appointments here Tuesdays 9.00-5.00pm. Call 01884 255606 to make an appointment.
The CAB offers benefits and general advice appointments here on Thursdays 9.00-5.00pm. Call 0800 144 8848 to make an appointment.
Crediton Community Larder @Crediton Library is stocked with free food for people in the community. Food which would otherwise have been thrown away is collected from supermarkets in the area Opening hours: Monday 9.00-6.00pm, Tuesday 9.00-5.00pm, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 9.00-5.00pm, Friday 9.00-6.00pm, Saturday 9.00-1.00pm
People Matter is a group at St Andrew’s Church which organises the Cullompton Food Bank and serving Cullompton and the surrounding villages of Willand, Uffculme, Bradninch and Kentisbeare. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing hardship which makes it hard to afford food.
Opening Hours: 9.30-11.30 am Fridays Contact: 01884 33249
Halberton Parish Council offers help with collecting prescriptions and shopping.
Co-ordinator: Sue McGeever on 01884 35104
Lapford Food Bank @ The Ark, Lapford
Opening Hours: 10.00-2.00pm Tuesdays and Fridays
Contact: 01363 83788 and leave a message
There is also a Community Café based at The Ark which helps to fund the Food Bank
Silverton Community Larder is located at the Community Hall and is is stocked with free food for people in the community. Food which would otherwise have been thrown away is collected from supermarkets in the area. Open daily
CHAT (Churches Housing Action Team)
Coggans Well House, Tiverton EX16 6LU
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. Drop in weekdays between 9.30 and 12.30pm, call Freephone 0800 0590104, or send in a self-referral form: https://chatmid.org/contact-us-form/
CHAT Food Bank
Opening Hours: 9.30–12.30pm weekdays
Contact: 01884 255606 9.30-4.30pm weekdays (leave a message if not answered)
Tiverton Community Larder @Tiverton Library is stocked with free food for people in the community. Food which would otherwise have been thrown away is collected from supermarkets in the area Opening hours: Monday 9.00-6.00pm, Tuesday 9.00-6.00pm, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 9.00-6.00pm, Friday 9.00-6.00pm, Saturday 9.00-4.00pm
ReRooted Surplus Food Café
Community lunch is held in St George’s Church extension on the first Saturday of every month
Uffculme Green Team runs a Community Larder
Details to follow
Uplowman Parish Church offers help in the community where possible
Contact: Robert Hodgson
Willand Parish Church offers help with collecting prescriptions and shopping.
Contact: Barbara Bodkin on Willand Helpline 01884 35455
Holy Trinity Church offers a Community Café
Café Company on Monday mornings from 10 till 11 am and once a month a Community Lunch usually on the first Monday. A ‘Messy Church’ is run in the Village Hall five times a year.
Contact: Carol Price (Lay Minister in charge) 01647 24468