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.
- 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 Café, 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.