Important West Devon CVS notice, 28 March 2020

The agile working arrangements which we introduced in response to the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic have proved very successful. Consequently, West Devon CVS has decided to make these working arrangements permanent and will be closing our office in the Ockment Community Centre at the end of October 2020.

Please rest assured that our availability and support for you all continues as strongly as ever.

Staff are still available to deal with any queries you may have (although their working hours may now differ from before). If you would like to contact us, you can:   

Ring our new telephone number 01837 738133 to leave a message; we will get back to you as soon possible.

You can also contact staff individually by phone :

Billie Burnett (information and volunteering)  07704 155984

Orla Turner (community development)  07704 156012.

Or by email

Billie Burnett: volunteering@westdevoncvs.org.uk

Orla Turner: orla@westdevoncvs.org.uk

Karen Nolan karen@westdevoncvs.org.uk

During the current Covid restrictions, all scheduled events are postponed; however, some workshops and training sessions as well as meetings are being held virtually. Please check the website regularly for details.

Many thanks for your patience and support at this time.

Sources of useful information:

Time to Talk (Living Options) – (confidential listening support service and practical help for disabled and deaf people) 0300 303 3691; SMS 07856 426940; www.livingoptions.org

Silver Line – (free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people offering information, advice and friendship) 0800 4 70 8090; www.thesilverline.org

Age UK – (advice on money, care, health or housing) 0800 678 1602; www.ageuk.org.uk

Diabetes UK – (updated Coronavirus advice and guidance for those living with diabetes) 0345 123 2399; www.diabetes.org.uk

Parkinsons UK – (information and support) 0808 800 0303; www.parkinsons.org.uk

NHS guidelines and advice – www.NHS.UK/coronavirus

Government response – https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Adult Social Care – (wide range of DCC advice on care and health) www.devon.gov.uk/care-and-health/adults/

Local befriending service:

Community Links South West 01837 55105 www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk