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Care and support at home

Devon County Council wants to help older people, vulnerable people, and children and young people with additional needs to remain living in their own homes as independently as possible. Sometimes the help of other people is needed to achieve this.

This section provides information on a wide range of services to help you to maintain independence at home. Services may be provided by voluntary organisations, by private individuals or companies, or by Devon County Council.
Although some services may be free, some will require a contribution from you.

A personal assistant (PA) network is provided free of charge by Devon County Council to assist people to find a personal assistant (PA) and for PAs to list their services. PA's do not have to register with the CQC. 

Information on Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered services is taken from the CQC website http://www.cqc.org.uk/ and displayed automatically on this directory. Providers of these registered services can then add extra useful information to these entries on the Directory.

If you think a vulnerable adult is being abused in any way, tell someone. You can speak in confidence to one of the Safeguarding Adults teams. 

  • For Devon contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays) or email csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk 

    If an emergency situation happens outside these hours or on a Bank Holiday contact the Emergency Duty Service on 0345 6000 388.

  • For Torbay call 01803 219700 or email Safeguarding Adults

If you suspect that a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger or if there is an emergency situation please call 999

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Social Care Reablement Service

The Social Care Reablement Service can help you to regain your independence after a hospital stay or illness. The service supports you to build confidence and learn, or relearn, skills for daily living such as washing and dressing, preparing and cooking meals or getting out…
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Pathfinder Service

The Pathfinder team work with patient and carers to create a personalised care plan, so that a patient can return home or to another residential setting with the right support to stay safe and well. The team works with other services to provide multidisciplinary support…
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Level 5North Devon District HospitalRaleigh ParkBarnstapleDevonEX31 4JB

Reaching for Independence - Abbey Rise

Devon County Council Day Reaching for Independence service Through referal via the Health and Social Care Team, we are able to support a person for a time limited period. The service is designed to increase independance and to improve skills whre possible. This could be…
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Abbey RiseWhitchurch RoadTavistockDevonPL19 9AS

Home Call Alarms - Exeter City Council

Our Home Call service provides alarms for rent by people at risk, including the elderly, those with mobility problems, medical conditions or those in sheltered housing. This enables people to continue to live in their own homes. Includes an alarm unit, with a body worn pendant which…
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Exeter Home Call Alarm CentreCivic Centre, Paris StreetExeterDevonEX1 1RQ

Home Safeguard

The Home Safeguard service allows users to live independently, safe in the knowledge that help will reach them quickly if needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telecare alarm service uses technology to enable older people, those living with long-term conditions…
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Housing, Home Safeguard12a Lymebourne ParkSidmouthDevonEX10 9HY

Community Enabling Service - East Devon

Enabling for adults with physical, sensory, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, dementia, autism and other issues. Offers short term assessment and provides an individual, time scaled, flexible, developmental programme.   
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ExmouthDevonEX8 2ND

Barnstaple Day Service - Elderly People

Devon County Council Adult and Community Services day care for elderly people. Aims to provide and preserve independent living and to relieve carers. Referrals through Care Direct Plus. 
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Silver HillSowden LaneBarnstapleDevonEX32 8DJ

Equipment Advice for Independent Living

A website providing information and advice for Devon residents who are looking for equipment to stay safe and independent at home. 
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Learning Disability Day Services - Newholme

The majority of the people we support live at home with their families or unpaid carers and providing carers respite is an important component of what we do. Our service ethos is “health, well being and community inclusion”. We enable people to access and take…
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NewholmeNorthcote LaneHonitonDevonEX14 1NH

Mid Devon District Council Lifeline Alarms

A Lifeline alarm provides help at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service provides peace of mind to people who feel at risk in their own homes. It gives people the freedom to live their life independently…
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MDDC Housing DepartmentPhoenix HousePhoenix LaneTivertonDevonEX16 6LB
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