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45. Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Budleigh Coronavirus Support

Provided by Seachange:

  • If you are unable to leave your home, they can collect shopping or prescriptions. Please note: they can only do a weekly shop for essential items only.
  • If you are experiencing financial difficulties, they may be able to help pay towards some of your shopping. 
  • If you'd like to volunteer.

Call them on 01395 446896 or email: budleigh@westbank.org.uk

Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council

Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council Clerk, Paul Hayward: clerk@newtonpopplefordandharpford-pc.gov.uk or call him on 07711 929227

Ottery Help Scheme

If you cannot access online/delivery shopping or are house-bound/self-isolating, they can help with a weekly shop and prescription deliveries.They are also still running a telephone befriending service; if you would like to receive a weekly call to chat with one of their friendly and supportive volunteers, please contact them.

If you, or someone you know, is a Carer or is living with dementia, they can offer specialised support and advice to help you through this difficult time. They also have a Carer Sitting service called Time for You, providing regular respite for Carers. Their Community Transport service is also available to take people to medical appointments.Their office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm:

  • 01404 813041
  • info@otteryhelpscheme.org.uk

Sid Valley Help

They can help with various services from dog walking to shopping, collecting meds and chatting on the phone to provide company and connection. If you need help and haven’t received an offer directly from a neighbour or through their postcard scheme:

  • Call them on 01395 892011
  • Email: sidvalleyhelp@gmail.com

If you are concerned about a neighbour, please contact them to discuss your worries.

Also see their website, which has further information.

If you're struggling to afford food or other essentials

Please see East Devon District Council's Financial Hardship Fund page for further details on financial help that may be available to you if you are struggling to afford food or other essentials, and how to apply.

Help available includes access to emergency short term support through shopping vouchers, food bank referrals, utility top ups, paying for essential travel needs or essential advice and support services.

 

Disclaimer: Please note we have not carried out safeguarding checks on any of these community / voluntary groups. 

This information is a work in progress and is going to be updated as it changes or new information is received. If you’re aware of anything that needs updating, adding or changing please email covid.community@eastdevon.gov.uk