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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Many services will be experiencing disruption at this time. Please contact them directly for further information.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council's Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

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 

    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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Gardening work and shopping.

I am a lady gardener and I have over 20 years experience gardening for clients. I am offering help to tidy and maintain gardens. I am DBS registered and have references. I focus mainly on helping the elderly keep their gardens maintained. Weeding, planting, pruning…
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Aggett Bros. Gardening Services

Need help with your garden? Aggett Bros offers plenty of experience in general garden and grounds maintenance. hedge trimming pruning fencing weeding lawn treatment one-off jobs  tree surgery domestic work commercial work Call us for a free no obligation quote. 
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ExeterDevonEX4 5ED

Ivybridge Caring

At the present time Ivybridge Caring are still available for applications for help. Once processed, we will keep in touch by phone as no personal contact in homes is allowed currently. As soon as everything returns to normal, we will be resuming our usual offers…
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The Watermark CentreErme CourtIvybridgeDevonPL21 0SZ

Home Help Management

Help with various tasks around the home such as gardening, cleaning, meal preparation/cooking, administration (help with form filling, filing etc), shopping, repairs and more.   We are here to help those who are struggling with daily home tasks to keep as independent as possible and…
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NomanslandTivertonDevonEX16 8NN

Chris Cook - Handyman in Dawlish

Handyman services include: General maintenance and repair, gardening, painting, companionship, sorting out gadgets, dog walking and shopping. All undertaken with care and compassion and DBS certified for customer reassurance.  
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2, Stockton HillDawlishDevonEX7 9LZ

Age UK Torbay - Torbay Home Maintenance Register

Age UK Torbay maintains a list of reputable local trades people who have been vetted and have agreed to comply with a strict Code of Practice.  The list is available to all older people over 50 in Torbay, and provides details of tradesmen who are…
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12, Dendy RoadPaigntonDevonTQ4 5DB

Friends Helping at Home - South Hams

We introduce you to self-employed Professional carers and Support Workers. They have all been interviewed, referenced, training, have a current DBS, drive and have public liability insurance. You have continuity of care, choice of a carer, reasonable hourly charges, are reliable and no pressure sales.…
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Age UK Exeter - Budding Friends Dementia Support Service

This service offers activities and peer to support to people living with dementia and their partners. Activities focus around gardening (we have two allotments), arts and crafts and music as well as lots of chat and mutual support. Prior to Covid-19 we were running a…
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Sycamores CentreMount Pleasant RoadMount PleasantExeterDevonEX4 7BW

Homecare Solutions - Handyman/Electrician

Homecare Solutions also offers a Handyman Service you can trust.  Richard is an Electrician by trade, however he also carries out DIY tasks and Gardening services. Richard is enhanced DBS checked, and fully Insured for your peace of mind. Richard has over 20 years experience…
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7, FairviewBarnstapleDevonEX31 1JR

Community Resource (Devon) CIC

We are a non-profit company that provides activities and services for adults with additional needs. Our main focus is on nature the environment and promoting independence. We offer a wide range of activities in a safe and sociable setting. This enables individuals to develop skills…
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Unit 4Hele Business ParkHeleIlfracombeDevonEX34 9RA
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