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4. Exmouth

Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19

Errands, shopping, prescriptions etc. If you're feeling vulnerable, self-isolating etc and in need of help with urgent errands:

Exmouth Mutual Aid provides well-coordinated assistance whilst ensuring (a) safeguarding of vulnerable people, and (b) volunteer actions don’t contribute to the spread of the virus. We are entirely run by volunteers. For medical advice, please check the NHS website.

Information from Open Door Exmouth:

The Community Café is open for sit-down meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; support is available between 9.30-12.30 for advice and information regarding housing/homelessness, unemployment, CV writing and job searching, debt and budgeting, addiction, domestic abuse and mental health. We also have a specialist Family Support team available to discuss any parenting challenges.

Our Haven team are running a number of mental health support groups for children and young people. They are currently accepting new referrals for young carers, primary, secondary and for our new group, Haven Plus, for 15-18 year olds. The ICE team are also providing mentoring within Exmouth Community College.
Men’s Shed is running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week and our Community Craft Room runs every Wednesday from The Old Gospel Hall.

For more information or for telephone advice and support, please call 01395 224218 or email info@opendoorexmouth.org.uk

Exmouth Food Bank

If you’re in emergency need of food the Exmouth Food Bank is here to help, this includes supporting anyone who is self-isolating and who is unable to access food. They supply food parcels to people who live in Exmouth and surrounding areas including East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Exton and Lympstone.

For help with food:

  • Email: help@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk
  • Tel: 07749 322291

Exmouth Food Bank is located at the Salvation Army Hall, Sheppards Row Exmouth EX8 1PW.  People can collect their pre-arranged food parcels or pop in if they are self-referring on:

  • Tuesdays between 13:30 and 15:00                                                                                                              
  • Fridays between 13:30 and 15:00

In some circumstances, where a collection is not possible, a delivery can be arranged.

For those who would like to contribute to the Food Bank, donations of non-perishable foods are welcome. The Food Bank is also grateful for monetary donations which will enable it to re-stock.

For donations and general enquiries:

  • Email: info@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk
  • Tel: 07787 758511

More detailed information about the work of Exmouth Food Bank can be found on their website.

Exmouth and District Community Transport

They are checking on their regular passengers to see how they can help them. In addition they are offering services for a fee to help other members of the community they serve with things like collecting shopping or prescriptions and transport to medical appointments. We are pleased to confirm that all are services are back in operation - Health & Wellbeing, Ring & Ride and Community Service. These include our regular Monday and Friday shopping trips to Tesco’s / Exmouth Town, out of town shopping, plus regular outings and lunches.

Call them on 01395 266662, staff are manning phone lines between 10am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday. You can also email them: edctg@btconnect.com, emails will be picked up and responded to within their office hours

Devon Highlights

This is a community project led by Devon Communities Together, that supports older people (aged 55+) living in 6 areas of Devon, including Exmouth, who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. There are two ways to access this service:

  • Zoom is now being used to hold groups online, so that participants can still see each other in real time, and talk about activities they are doing. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is 55+ living in Devon who wants to get connected.
  • A one to one telephone service is now operating, for those people that do not have access to the internet or are unsure how to use digital devices.

If you want to join in, email: info@devoncommunities.org.uk, or call 01392 218919.

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.