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KingsCare League of Friends

Nearly all our activities are currently on hold due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. However, we can still offer social support and many other services on-line or by telephone.

KingsCare provides patient support services to the patients of the Newton Abbot GP practices.

We provide:

  • Volunteer car service bringing Kingsteignton patients to surgery or hospital appointments and social groups
  • A Lunch Club every second Monday in the month at 12.30pm at the Royal British Legion, Longford Lane, Kingsteignton
  • Minibus outings
  • Kingscare Chorus - a singing group open to all meets every Monday at 2.30pm in the OAP Hall, Kingsteignton
  • Tai Chi is available at the OAP Hall, Oakford Lawn every Friday and Monday
  • Coffee, Cake and Conversation at the Avenue Church every 2nd Tuesday from 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Carers Group every 3rd Thursday from 10.30am - 12.00pm at the Avenue Church
  • Memory Cafe every 3rd Thursday at the Avenue Church from 2.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Dementia carers support group the first Thursday of every month at 2pm in Kingsteignton Town Hall, Rydon Road
  • Walking for Health programme on Monday at 10.30am and Wednesday, three different graded walks.  Contact us for the start location
  • Volunteers who can support you with ordering an online shop with Tesco or Sainsburys.
  • Home from Hospital service - supporting patients on leaving Newton Abbot Hospital
  • Benefits advice service
  • Volunteer befriending
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Charity shop
  • Mental Health support

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
Maggie Bonnell
Contact Position
01626 357090
KingsCare League of Friends
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Kingsteignton Medical Practice
Whiteway Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3HN
Toilet facilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Cost Details
Some activities attract a small charge.
Referral details

Transport to the surgery and hospitals is for patients of Kingsteignton Medical Practice only, all other activities are open to all

DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
General information

Volunteers with Kingscare offer help to:

  • Drive Kingsteignton surgery patients to medical appointments, either in their own cars or in our wheelchair accessible Fiat Doblo.
  • Drive our minibus taking people to social activities and exercise.
  • Visit the housebound in their own homes for company and conversation.
  • Serve table at our Luncheon Club and beverages at our two social groups.
  • Take walks from the Kingsteignton surgery as part of the Walking for Health scheme.
  • Work in our charity shop, the Hub.
  • Support and work alongside the people who want to grow produce on the allotment.
  • Give up their time to be trustees.
  • Man stalls at the annual fetes and fund raising days both in Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot.
  • Help man the Memory Café.
  • Help with administrative tasks.
  • Visit housebound people with our Home Shopping service.
  • Run any errands required at short notice.
Last updated: 16/11/2020
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