We support anyone, of any age, from the towns of Teignmouth, Dawlish and Chudleigh (and the villages in between) who is lonely and isolated and needs some support but doesn’t quite know what or where to turn to find it. You can refer yourself or a friend/neighbour/family member/client by contacting us on 01626 771696 Monday-Friday 10-12, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a meeting every Wednesday morning where we discuss each referral and allocate the staff member that we think will best be able to support each individual. Everyone will receive slightly different support because we tailor our support to suit you, but below you can find out some of the different things that we do.
Our Support Workers work with people indefinitely to provide the support they need to live more happily, safely and independently. There is a particular focus on people with memory problems and life limiting conditions and their families.
Our volunteer befrienders visit or telephone lonely and isolated people once a week for a chat.
Our Volunteer sitters give carers a much needed break.
We help people to find and access a range of support services, linking them with other community and voluntary sector organisations in our community. So if you’re not sure where to turn, try us first and we’ll help find the right support for you! We also work closely with the statutory sector and can help people to navigate these services. We also have Link Workers based in Dawlish Hospital who provide a similar service to patients on the ward and their families.
Our Wellbeing Co-Ordinators support people over a three month period to work towards set goals that will empower them to take more control of their own health and wellbeing. Some clients who are receiving this support will also be invited to attend The HOPE Course (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) where they can meet other people in a similar position and support each other.
Home Help Service
Our Home Helpers support people with practical tasks around the house, like cleaning, laundry and shopping for £18 per hour.
Our volunteer drivers take people to medical appointments in the driver’s own car or our wheelchair accessible vehicle. Please ring 01626 771696 to book transport, giving us as much notice as possible (and a minimum of 48 hours if at all possible). There is a suggested donation for this service.
"I moved to Shaldon and didn't really know anyone. I read about Volunteering in Health in the local paper and thought it would be a good way to meet new people as well as getting involved with and helping my new community. I was right!"
Pauline, Trim Teign Project
Pete, Volunteer Driver
"I often travel to London to visit my family so I needed a voluntary opportunity that was really flexible. Sue and I have now become great friends and we have a lovely time together."
Basia, Volunteer Befriender
"My befriender is an incredible lady and has made such a happy difference to my life. She has not only become a dear friend but she is also my music teacher (piano) and scrabble partner (she always wins!) and above all she is always consistent and cheery!"
Get in Touch
If you would like to volunteer for us, or if you would like to refer yourself or a loved one for any of our services, please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Volunteering in Health, Teignmouth Hospital, Mill Lane, Teignmouth TQ14 9BQ