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

Email: sidvalleyhelp@gmail.com 

Support during lockdown - January 2021

Sid Valley Help  We are continuing to support over 30 vulnerable households 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 is operating as normal. For information on local health and social care services and organisations and businesses providing delivery services see this website or call our helpline: 01395 892 011 

website: www.sidvalleyhelp.org.uk

Sidmouth Hospice at Home 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. Volunteer support: driving (e.g. medical appointments and shopping), befriending, bereavement support. Organising and signposting to wider support as required. The Information Centre at 48 High Street is closed during lockdown.

Referrals by GP or nurse or contact us: 01395 577 126   

website:  www.sidmouthhospiceathome.org.uk.

Sidmouth Voluntary Services Preparation and delivery of pre-booked lunches is continuing as is patient transport. The café is closed and there will be no group activities or events. Phone: 01395 515 063 or for transport 01395 512 221 (mornings)

website: www.sidmouthvs.org.uk

Sid Valley Food Bank The Food Bank is continuing to supply client families.  Phone 07936 917507 website: www.sidvalleyfoodbank.org.uk

Save Food Hub - for information see the website: www.savefoodhub.org.uk


Transport to Exmouth vaccination centre - 13 January 2021

We are getting enquiries about transport to the Exmouth vaccination centre from people who cannot drive there themselves or have no one to take them. At present the options seem to be local taxi firms who are offering a taxi to Exmouth, wait and return service (for example Hanson Cabs 07460 230 220 and Peak Taxis  01395 513 322) or Sidmouth Voluntary Services (see above) may be able to provide a volunteer driver and car. Alternatively the Patient Transport Advice Service (PTAS) on 0345 155 1009 may be able to help.    

DeVA Funding News bulletin - January 2021

Devon Voluntary Action is a Devon based CVS partnership. It produces a useful Funding News bulletin that lists funding opportunities for charities and voluntary groups. The January 2021 bulletin can be downloaded HERE.

Telephone Shopping and Home Delivery leaflet 

The leaflet lists local shops and businesses who have told us they are willing to accept orders by telephone and to arrange delivery. It can be downloaded HERE.  To request a printed copy to be posted to you please phone or email and tell us your name and address. 

Communication Needs

Millions of people across the UK experience Speech, Language and Communication Needs. A partnership of organisations and charities have developed the Communication Access Symbol, a new disability access symbol underpinned by a completely free training package and standards. Free training is available and accessible to businesses, organisations and individuals. The Communication Access Symbol and training will support inclusive communication for all. For more information click HERE

Older news items

Older news items that were posted on this page more than a week ago have been copied to another page and can be found HERE

Sid Valley HELP is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England no. 1181458.

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