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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

Information and guidance

Care agencies

Information about Care agencies - these employ staff to provide care and support to people in their own homes. Care agencies are registered with and monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  Information on Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered services is taken from the CQC…

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…

Daycare provision

Day care for the elderly and people with dementia, learning disabilities or brain injuries. Day centres provide recreational activities for those that would like to socialise in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Devon County Council Adult Social Care and Health Factsheets

We have changed the way we provide some of our public information. Our customers have told us that it is more important for them to have the most current facts available to download and print, as and when they need, rather than relying on supplies…

Enabling

Search for enabling services. Enabling offers support and help so an individual can accomplish things at home and in their community. 

Equipment

Search for a service that can provide and/ or fit mobility equipment such as mobility aids, and stairlifts to help you stay independent when you're at home or out and about. 

Help and care at home advice

Please see the following links which Devon Council Council have added to assist with the main queries about help and care in your home.    

Housekeeping and garden

List of services, such as cleaning or gardening, to help you remain independent in your own home.

Live in care

Live-in care is an alternative to moving into a care home. Arranging live in care provides peace of mind for all the family and combines one-to-one care with the independence of life at home.

Meals

Eating well is an important factor in maintaining good health. If you have difficulty preparing or cooking meals and you do not have a friend, relative or neighbour available to help, here are some suggestions you may like to consider: Private local suppliers – specialist…
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