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1. Axminster

Axminster Community Emergency Response (ACER)

A community response network bringing together a variety of organisations including Axminster Town Council, the NHS, Devon County Council, East Devon District Council and a wide variety of community and voluntary organisations.

They can provide support with:

  • shopping
  • food concerns
  • collecting medications
  • a friendly voice at the end of the phone

Please only contact us if you have tried other avenues of support first. By contacting ACER we will look to support you in finding more sustainable support. Please do contact us if you have no other form of support:

Community Waffle House

The Community Waffle House in Axminster are helping co-ordinate a 'Phone Waffling Service' for local residents that are lonely or isolated to make sure that no-one goes without regular human interaction at this time. They are also running a community online Zoom meeting for those that they normally work with at Waffle and could potentially offer this out to more if needed. They're also working with tech professionals and volunteers to help provide digital support to people. They can offer this phone / online service to residents of: All Saints, Axminster, Axmouth, Beer, Branscombe, Colyford, Colyton, Dalwood, Hawkchurch, Kilmington, Membury, Nether Exe, Shute, Southleigh, Stockland and Uplyme.

For more information email: matt@waffle.org.uk or call 07380 668228.

Project Food

Project Food (previously known as HALFF), are offering:

  • Free homemade ready meals to people in need, made and kindly donated by River Cottage and Monmouth Kitchen. Free fruit or veg boxes to go along with the free meals, paid for by a grant they’ve received.
  • Dietary and nutritional advice.
  • Delivery service of fresh fruit, veg, eggs, milk and fruit juice from their Project Food shop.  People can phone and place the order over the phone for delivery to their door. Payment by card or cash. 

Call them on 01297 631782. They can currently offer this support in; All Saints, Awliscombe, Axminster, Axmouth, Beer, Branscombe, Budleigh Salterton, Chardstock, Colyford, Colyton, Combpyne Rousdon, Cotleigh, Dalwood, Dunkeswell, Exmouth, Farway, Feniton, Gittisham, Hawkchurch, Honiton, Kilmington, Membury, Musbury, Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Northleigh, Offwell, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Shute, Sidbury, Sidford, Sidmouth, Southleigh, Stockland, Uplyme, West Hill, Yarcombe.

Nourish Axminster

If you're finding yourself:

  • In need of food support.
  • Accessing a foodbank.
  • Struggling to make ends meet. 

Nourish Axminster can provide you with frozen popular, simple ready meals to eat at home. Contact them:

  • Through their Facebook page.
  • 07708 731826
  • nourishaxminster@gmail.com 

If you're struggling to afford food or other essentials

Please see our 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.

 

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

Disclaimer: We have not been able to undertake safeguard checks on all community / voluntary groups.