Further Help and Contacts
For General Advice
Contact number: 0800 678 1602
Tackling the issues of loneliness and isolation to improve wellbeing. We know that growing older doesn’t come with a manual. That’s why we provide free information and advice to help you on topics as diverse as claiming benefits to care homes
Contact Number: 0345 155 1007
They can provide advice and support working with adults in Devon for whom activities of daily living (because of illness, older age, or a disability) can be difficult. They can also support people who have sensory difficulties such as hearing or sight loss. The aim is to help people to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. They are able to support with getting a personal pendant alarm.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
Contact number: 01392 872200
They can carry out Fire Home Safety Check. Advice on fire safety, making an escape plan, fire safety equipment and what to do in the event of a fire. They also provide fire safety advice for people with sight, vision or hearing difficulties. Advice for disabled people and carers.
Independent Living Centre
Website: https://www.independentlivingcentre.org.uk/ Twitter: @ILCDevon Facebook: @DevonILC
A Devon NHS and Devon County Council funded Equipment and technology centre based in Newton Abbot, offering free, impartial equipment and technology advice, information and assessments. Contact for advice and information or to book an appointment to visit the centre where one of their specialist NHS therapists can assess your needs and demonstrate equipment and technology for daily living and mobility.
Local Mobility Shops
Providing health and support information for living well and staying safe. They have a directory of community services across Devon.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Public Website
Website: Healthy ageing and frailty - Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Healthy ageing and frailty information for a range of support to help you stay healthy and independent throughout life.
Plymouth Online Directory
Contact Number: 01752 668000
A community-based directory with a focus on health, social and wellbeing services in Plymouth.
For personal alarm pendant:
Across Devon: The Independent Living Centre (details above) can provide advice and information around personal pendant alarms.
East Devon: Home Safeguard Alarm Services.
Exeter: Home Call Alarms.
Middevon: Lifeline Alarms.
Plymouth: Plymouth City Council.
Or for further assessment if you are struggling to manage around your home
Contact your Local Community Rehabilitation Team
Axminster: 01297 630435
Crediton: 01363 777561
Exeter Central and East: 01392 465666
Exeter South and West: 01392 908616
Exmouth, Budleigh & Woodbury: 01395 282021
Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Cranbrook: 01404 540549
Okehampton: 01837 658029
Seaton Rehab: 01297 626740
Sidmouth: 01395 519909
Tiverton: 01884 235492
Torbay and South Devon: Customer Service Centre for Falls, Mobility and Home Assessments 01803 219700
North Devon and Torridge: Please contact your GP for referral
Plymouth: Please contact your GP for referral
If you are unsure which team to contact, please contact the one closest to your GP.
Alternatively, you can contact your GP surgery and ask to be referred for an assessment.
They work together with communities and partners, to connect, advocate and enable people to move more
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Six exercises for staying steady.
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Contact number: 0808 800 0035
For information on osteoporosis and suitable exercises
Other Useful Links
Contact number: 0303 123 9999
One of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for more accessible transport, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop.
A Devon County Council funded initiative that helps people lose
weight, stop smoking, reduce alcohol intake and become more
One You Plymouth
Contact Number: 01752 437177
Providing lifestyle advice for people who live in Plymouth