People and businesses across East Devon are responding with amazing energy, creativity, and community spirit to the challenges we face. While we must look after our own health and that of loved ones, among our community there will be those vulnerable and in real need of material and psychological support, particularly during isolation at home.
The latest list of community responses across East Devon can be found below, updated for the new national lockdown in January 2021. If you are involved in a group and want to add it to the list below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The links provided below will re-direct to third party websites. While I've made every effort to verify information below, please exercise your own due-diligence and best judgement when using the help on offer. Thank you.
Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19
If you are self-isolating & need help with errands please call 07494 462057 (9am-5pm, 7 days/week) or email email@example.com. You can also interact with team via Facebook - https://facebook.com/groups/197458401530661.
Exmouth Food Bank
Exmouth Food Bank is a local food bank distributing emergency food supplies. For general enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07787 758511. For emergency food support, please email email@example.com or call 07749 322291. Their website is www.exmouthfoodbank.org.uk
Budleigh Support - Covid 19
Budleigh Support is a community group comprising of the Hub, Medical Practice, The Lions, the town's churches, St Peter's a School, the Town Council and Budleigh Salterton Relief In Need charity. Telephone 01395 446896 if you are from the Budleigh area or visit https://www.facebook.com/BudleighSupportCovid19
For those that are unable to leave their home a group of volunteers is available to fetch shopping or prescriptions and for those facing financial difficulties the group may be able to pay towards some of your shopping.
Exton Village Events Committee
Please visit https://www.extonvillagehall.uk/help--info.html for a list of local information and community help put together by Exton Village Hall.
WOODBURY AND WOODBURY SALTERTON
The Friends of Woodbury Surgery
The Friends of Woodbury Surgery are coordinating a lot of support. Visit the local Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2044905342233923/ or telephone 01395 206123 and leave a message. The volunteers can help with picking up shopping or prescriptions, posting items, urgent supplies, and even friendly phone calls.
During this challenging time, various local Sidmouth businesses are providing delivery services for those who may not have family or friends to shop for them. Sidmouth Town Council have a very helpful and up to date list on their website here: https://www.sidmouth.gov.uk/community-support-information/
Drews of Sidbury
Drews is offering to help deliver shopping to those unable to get out and about. Please call 01395 597373 to access services or volunteer.
Branscombe Coronavirus Support Network
Full details here: https://sidmouth.nub.news/n/branscombes-spirit-of-community-from-dog-tails-to-coronavirus-a-village-takes-challenges-head-on. Contact Ross Willmington on 01297 553180, a warden at the local St Winifred’s church.
OTTERY ST MARY
Ottery St Mary Help Scheme
Ottery Help Scheme will collect shopping and prescriptions for people in Ottery as the primary point of contact for the public. If someone vulnerable or stuck at home needs supplies, they should contact the Ottery Help Scheme.
For more detail, visit https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1414299788756291&id=1… or call 01404 813041.
Ottery Community Volunteers
Ottery Community Volunteers are running The Ottery Larder at the Institute which provides free food for anyone every day: "We are collecting food from supermarkets and distributing to the community. There is no qualification or financial check, please help yourselves - this is food that would otherwise go in the bin. We also support young families with free nappies, clothes, toys, books and more. Make an appointment at https://bookeo.com/otterylarder or contact us through our Facebook page @otterylarder Phone 01404600013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org "
West Hill Parish Council Help Scheme
The Parish Council will be the focal point of communication, full details of help on offer is here: https://www.westhillparishcouncil.gov.uk/coronavirus-help-and-guidance-available. Contact the Parish Clerk, Anne Oliver, on 01404 232 100 or email@example.com for more information.
Otterton Parish Council has an established network of volunteers. John Hiles is the coordinator. Contact 07468 429264 or CV19Otterton@gmail.com
Woods Village Shop
Jeremy Woods, the owner of Woods Village shop has confirmed he will be offering free deliveries to the local community. Call 01395 568406 or visit http://www.woodsvillageshop.co.uk/
EAST EXETER - BROADFIELDS
Broadfields Local Community
The local community has setup a Facebook group for the residents offering support. The boundaries for the general 'Broadfields' area are Honiton Road to the north, Rifford Road to the West, Ludwell Lane to the south and Rydon Lane to the east. Find out more details here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BroadfieldsLC/
Broadclyst Parish Council
Broadclyst Parish Council are coordinating a volunteer ‘buddy scheme’ to support those who are self-isolating. They are covering the whole parish so are looking for volunteers and taking requests for help from the following areas: Beare, Blackhorse, Broadclyst Station, Broadclyst village, Budlake, Columnjohn, Crannaford, Hele, Killerton, Longmeadow, Saundercroft/Southbrook Lane, Tithebarn, Westclyst, Westwood/Ashclyst. Full details and contact information here: https://www.broadclyst.org/community/coronavirus
Various, including Cranbrook Town Council
Cranbrook Town Council is currently working together with Exeter Food Bank for Cranbrook: https://www.cranbrooktowncouncil.gov.uk/covid-19/
Should you need assistance with food please refer by contacting:
- Local Schools: Contact your family Liaison worker at St Martins or the Education Campus via emailing the school emails.
- Community Development Worker: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cornerstone Church Cranbrook: 07845736420 (text is best) email@example.com
The Cranbrook Community Association are coordinating volunteering by street names in Cranbrook. Please see Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cranbrookcommunityassociation/ and follow instructions for cards to assist any vulnerable residents on your street.
Whimple Cricket Club
A volunteer support group in Whimple is going strong since March with free meals on a Saturday for those that are vulnerable or isolating: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2276889549283643/permalink/250122489351…