Sid Valley Help is a local charity that provides information on health and social care support services in the Sid Valley - click on the Information button or contact us.
Phone: 01395 892 011
Text: 07378 964521
Support during lockdown 5 November 2020
Sid Valley Help Support for vulnerable households will continue and we will endeavour to meet new requests for shopping or telephone befriending from households that have no other support available. Please phone our helpline which will be operating as normal. For information on local health and social care services and organisations and businesses providing delivery services see our website or call our helpline: 01395 892 011
Sidmouth Hospiscare Tailored care and support for people in the Sid Valley diagnosed as palliative, and their carers and families. Commissioning and funding specialist nursing and hospice beds from Hospiscare (Exeter). Volunteer support: driving (e.g. medical appointments and shopping), befriending, bereavement support. Organising and signposting to wider support as required. Contact GP or nurse for referral or contact us: 01395 577 126 website: www.sidmouthhospiscare.org.uk.
Sidmouth Voluntary Services Preparation and delivery of pre-booked lunches will continue as normal as will patient transport. The café will be closed and there will be no group activities or events. The Pop Up Larder at Twyford House is suspended but Food Save is continuing throughout lockdown see the Sidmouth Community Facebook page.
Phone: 01395 515 063 or for transport 01395 512 221 (mornings)
Sid Valley Food Bank The Food Bank will continue to supply client families.
Phone 07936 917507 website:
Sidmouth Hospiscare Centre opens in Sidmouth High Street
Sidmouth Hospiscare has opened an Information and Support Centre at 48 High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8EJ (opposite Potburys). The Centre is currently closed during lockdown but is normally open Monday to Fridays 9:30 to 12:30 and provides a contact point for Sidmouth Hospiscare clients and free, confidential and impartial information and advice on local health and care services for all Sid Valley residents.
Sid Valley Help continue to work closely with Sidmouth Hospiscare who are using the Sid Valley Help website and contacts for signposting at the Centre.
Headlight starts in Sidmouth!
Headlight, a mental health support project for 13-24 year olds, has opened in Sidmouth. The well-established service managed by local charity Action East Devon has been working in Axminster and Ottery St Mary for some time. Funding to work in Sidmouth was secured from Sid Valley HELP and their many supporters for an April start. However, coronavirus, lockdown and restrictions on social distancing meant plans to set up the peer support project had to be put on hold.
Ben Feasey, Headlight Manager said “We will be offering a mixture of virtual and face to face work support to young people in Sidmouth from the end of September 2020. We have been working closely with colleagues at the Sidmouth Youth Centre to make sure we can use the venue for group sessions and individual support meetings in a safe way. Myself and the team are really looking forward to getting Headlight started in Sidmouth and helping as many young people as possible. It has been long wait!”
If you would like more information about Headlight please contact Ben Feasey on . AED are now taking referrals via the online form on the website
Community Volunteer Scheme
Currently, we have 30 people who are relying on us for basic, weekly shopping. Most of them are shielding, very elderly or unwell and feel that they are still vulnerable and certainly unable to manage on their own. In addition we support another 10 people who receive regular telephone calls from a befriender.
Some people may be feeling lonely and missing social contact. If you know of someone in this situation ask them if they would like one of our telephone friends to call regularly. Let us know or encourage them to call us on 01395 892011.
Older news items
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