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4. Exmouth

Exmouth Town Council / Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19

They have produced a printable leaflet giving their contact information.

If you're self-isolating and are in need of help with urgent errands (such as essential food items and collecting prescriptions) you can:

Phone calls, emails and Facebook posts will be picked up / responded to 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Outside of those hours leave a message or send an email and they'll get back to you.  

If you'd like to register to volunteer with them, you can fill in an online form.

This is the local branch of the national 'Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK' group who are providing expert guidance on how to provide well-coordinated assistance, whilst ensuring (a) safeguarding of vulnerable people, and (b) that volunteer actions don't contribute to the spread of the virus. Please note that the group is entirely volunteers and not medical professionals. For medical advice you should continue to check the NHS website for further announcements. 

This group is being supported by Exmouth Town Council. Please join the group and help spread hope and kindness.

Information from Open Door Exmouth:

In terms of support, Open Door is manning the phones and email Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm so if people need support, they can get in touch and we will do our best to help, either ourselves, or with signposting.

 

We have a team of volunteers delivering emergency provision of food and toiletries, deliveries running Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. These are coming from our store cupboards and from the weekly collections of surplus food from Tesco, M&S and Lidl. They also run a donations-based counselling service. 

Call 01395 224218 or email info@opendoorexmouth.org.uk

Exmouth Community Larder

If you're in emergency need of food the Exmouth Community Larder may well be to help. They're the local foodbank covering Exmouth, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Exton, Lympstone and places inbetween. The Larder is currently delivering food parcels to people in food poverty, and doesn't ask for payment for the food they deliver. 

They can also help people who are shielding / self-isolating that are in urgent need of food, can't get it another way, and don't normally need help from the Larder. Their experience of Exmouth tells them that people who are helped will become generous donors when they can!

For help:

  • Email help@exmouthlarder.co.uk
  • Call 07749 322291, but the phone may be busy so email is best if possible.

Those without an address for the food parcel to be delivered to, including the homeless, can visit The Larder on Mondays and Fridays from 1.30-3.00pm.

All donations of non-perishable food are especially welcome. The Larder is also grateful for cash, cheques or BACS payments, which will enable it to restock. The Exmouth Community Larder continues as it has for 7 years and is here to help; anyone under 70 is most welcome to volunteer. To volunteer:

  • Email info@exmouthlarder.co.uk
  • Call 07787 882075

Much more information is available on their website.

Exmouth and District Community Transport

They are checking on their regular passengers every week to see how they can help them. In addition they are offering to help other members of the community they serve with things like collecting shopping or prescriptions.

 

Call them on 01395 266662, staff are manning phone lines between 10am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday and there is an answerphone outside of these times.

You can also email them: edctg@btconnect.com, emails will be picked up and responded to within their office hours.

 

Brixington Community Church

Brixington Community Church in Exmouth can help with shopping, picking up presecriptions etc., call Kay Atkinson on 01395 268720.

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.

Living Well Devon

Living Well Devon are joining with Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh GP Practices (the WEB area), to support the vulnerable and isolated. They are taking on the role of co-ordinating volunteers for WEB GP Practices and so are asking if you are able to support them by offering to become a volunteer. You can volunteer to collect and deliver prescriptions, grocery shopping, or become a telephone buddy. You can sign up on their website.

Other support

There are other groups we're becoming aware of within Exmouth which we will be adding very soon.

 

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.