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Assist Community Support Project - Teignbridge

This project is run by Assist Volunteer Centre. 

If you need help or advice, just call. We may have the information or service you need or we can signpost to other sources of support.

The office is manned Monday to Friday, except when staff are out on visits. Please leave your name and number on our answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We provide support for those in the community who experience difficulties with day-to-day living because of their limited mobility, frailty, and/or sensory problems. Our volunteers enable them to engage in activities they would otherwise be unable to enjoy.

Tasks undertaken include visiting housebound people at home, reading mail, dog walking, gardening, wheelchair escorting, accompanying to local exercise sessions, and supporting people on hospital appointments, shopping trips, and on excursions where support is needed, eg for those with mobility and/or visual impairment.

Our Community Support befrienders help to relieve social isolation and provide friendship for members of the community with little or no close family contact who have difficulty getting out of the house. The volunteers' support can help to maintain the independence of individuals in the community for as long as possible and prevent isolation and associated deterioration in physical and mental health.

Trained volunteers can also undertake benefits checks for people aged 65+ and assist clients to identify and claim their entitlements.

Contact

Contact Name
Shirley Fewings
Contact Position
Registered Manager
Telephone
01626 888321
01626 889288
E-mail
info@assist-teignbridge.co.uk
Website
Assist Teignbridge
Facebook
Find us on Facebook
Parent Organisation
Assist Volunteer Centre

Venue

Address
The Manor House
Old Town Street
Dawlish
Devon
Postcode
EX7 9AW
Facilities
Toilet facilities
Baby changing facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Cost Details
Free
Display Date/Time
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Waiting list?
Yes
Waiting list details
short waiting list
Age range
16 years to
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Yes
Last updated: 05/11/2018
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