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Ottery Help Scheme

A scheme offering support and help by staff and volunteers to anyone in the Coleridge Medical Centre practice area who is sick, disabled, housebound, isolated or otherwise in need.

Services include:

  • Transport to and from medical appointments, day-care, opticians and dentists, hospital visiting, therapy sessions and any other facilities that promote health and wellbeing
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Hospiscare liaison and support, providing support to patients and families, closing the gaps in provision of services where possible
  • Voluntary Nail Cutting Services for those who have a need, but fall outside of NHS services
  • Bereavement Support service offers individual home visiting and a monthly support group
  • Memory Caf√©, for those with memory loss and their carers.
  • Visiting and befriending for those who are housebound visitors are provided for those who are housebound. A chat over a cup of tea can make all the difference to someone who lives alone
  • Time for You project - Sitting for carers to enable carers to take time out for themselves
  • A monthly Friendship group which supports people who are feeling lonely or isolated, providing an opportunity to meet with others and develop friendships over a cup of tea
  • Weekly, dementia-friendly, multi-sensory activity groups in various locations
  • Weekly seated exercise class to music, refreshments provided (Fridays 10.30 -12 at Ottery Station)
  • Home Services - a paid-for home help service for Ottery and District .

There are many other individual requests for help, from young families to the elderly. We help where we can.

Community Transport entries with the “DCC mark”:

All Voluntary Car Schemes with the DCC mark operate with drivers who are DBS checked at the enhanced level.

Community Transport Groups and Associations which operate a Ring & Ride scheme with the DCC mark, meet DCC standard terms and conditions


Contact Name
Emily Lezzeri
Contact Position
Chief Officer
01404 813041
Ottery Help Scheme
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The Station
Mill Street
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1AH
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Cost Details
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Display Date/Time
Mondy to Friday: 8:30am - 04:00pm
Waiting list?
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Last updated: 03/10/2019
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