Intouch Oke – find information here!

Intouch Oke is Okehampton’s Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s hard copy guide to the information and support available within the Okehampton area (N.B. please be aware that this list was created in January 2020 and some of the groups may not yet be able to operate as fully as before) Here it is online, containing 6 broad categories of information covering:

1. Health, including details of surgeries and medical groups

2. Wellbeing, including learning, social and volunteering activities

3. Family, including matters relating to children, parenting and carers

4. Young People, including sources of specialised support

5. Money Matters, including advice on debt and budgeting as well as on housing

6. Transport, with details of public and voluntary sector transport

Okehampton Hospital – range of services and clinics
01837 658000
www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/patients/services/community-hospitals/okehampton-hospital.html
Okehampton Medical Centre – General Practice & Minor Injuries Unit
01837 52233 www.okehamptonmedicalcentre.co.uk
Action on Hearing Loss – hearing loss support
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Care Direct – information and support
0345 155 1007
Community Links – Autism/ADHD parent support group
01837 55105/07808 523111 www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Community Links – mental health support group
01837 55105/07808 523111 www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Dental helpline – information and support
0845 0020034
Devon Carers – carers support
03456 434435 www.devoncarers.org.uk
Devon in Sight – sight loss support
07580 787308
Devon Sensory Outreach Service – help and support for the deafblind
0345 155 1007
www.devon.gov.uk/care-and-health/disabilities/physical-sensory/sensory-disability-services/

Drink Wise Age Well – alcohol reduction & prevention service for over 50s
0800 304 7034 www.drinkwiseagewell.org.uk
Force Cancer Charity – information and support
01392 406151 at Okehampton Hospital www.forcecancercharity.co.uk
Forget Me Not Cafe – dementia support
01837 53397
Macular Society Okehampton – help and support
07718 651628
Okehampton Street Pastors – care, help and listen in the night time economy
www.streetpastors.org/locations/ okehampton (contact via website)
One Small Step – healthy life support
0800 2982654 www.onesmallstep.org
Parkinson’s UK Support Group Okehampton – support, exercise group & social events
01837 55813

Royal British Legion – welfare & support for serving personnel and veterans of British Armed Forces (monthly drop in at Ockment Centre)
0808 802 8080 www.britishlegion.org.uk
Talkworks (formerly Depression Anxiety Service) – NHS Talking Therapy Service
0300 555 3344 www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.net
Together Drugs and Alcohol Services – addiction advice, information and support
0800 233 5444 www.devonservices.org.uk/service/together-alcohol-services

ACOT (Age Concern Okehampton & Torridge) – support for form filling, information & sign posting
01837 53276 (currently no website)
Baptist Church – faith and family wellbeing activities
01837 659733 www.okebaptists.org.uk
Community Garden – gardening for the community; plus Tai Chi classes
07928 735956
01837 840959 (for Tai Chi)
Fairplace Church – faith and social wellbeing activities
01837 52302 www.westdevonmethodists.org.uk/churches/fairplace-united-church-okehampton
Filo Project – small group social day care for older people
01392 982138 www.thefiloproject.co.uk
Inspiration Church of the Nations – faith and regular weekly social activities
07771 933718

Ladies Friendship Group – monthly social meetings
01837 53079
Library – free wifi, computer access, printing, wellbeing activities
01837 52805 www.devonlibraries.org.uk
Local History Society – monthly meetings on local history
01837 82701
Men in Sheds (for men of all ages) – activities in wood or metal
01837 658779 www.okehamptonshed.wordpress.com
Museum of Dartmoor Life – museum, events and Tourist Information
01837 52295 www.dartmoorlife.org.uk
New Life Church – faith events, young people & children’s activities, Alpha Church
07484 113523 www.newlifeokehampton.org.uk
North Dartmoor Garden Club – monthly meetings on general gardening topics
01837 82701
Ockment Centre – wide range of wellbeing activities
01837 53276 www.ockmentcentre.org

OCRA (Okehampton Community Recreation Association) – sporting & arts activities for all ages
01837 318010 www.ocrasport.org.uk
Okehampton Photographic Group – photography activities
www.okehamptoncameraclub.org (contact via website)
Parish Church (All Saints) and St. James Chapel – faith events, children’s and social activities
01837 659297 www.northmoorteam.org.uk
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Mass, faith events, talks and wellbeing events
01837 52229 www.stbonifacechurch.co.uk

Stories at Dogberry – creative writing group at Dogberry & Finch Books

01837 657563 www.dogberryandfinch.co.uk
West Devon Art Workshops – painting and craft activities
01822 258351 www.westdevonartworkshops.com
Wren Music – all aspects of community music
01837 53754 www.wren.music.co.uk

EDUCATION & SKILLS
Devonshire Association (West Devon branch)
– talks, excursions and study relating to Devon
01822 852636 www.devonassoc.org.uk
Learn Devon – adult learning, employment skills, art and wellbeing
01822 613701 www.learndevon.co.uk
U3A (University of Third Age) – helping you keep your brain in gear
01409 231668 www.u3asites.org.uk/okehampton
VOLUNTEERING
Devon Voluntary Action – volunteering in and around Okehampton
01837 53392 www.devonva.org/volunteering

PARENTING
Community Links – family support, counselling, parenting. Befriending and social isolation
01837 55105/07808 523111 www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Devon Children & Families Partnership (+ Early Help) – wide range of support; Early Help assessments
0345 155 1015 www.dcfp.org.uk
Home-Start S. & W. Devon – parent support for struggling families with at least 1 child under 12
01752 249740 www.homestart-southandwestdevon.org.uk
NSPCC Childline

0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline
0808 800 5000
OCRA – sporting and arts activities for all ages
01837 318010 www.ocrasport.org.uk
Tor Support Services – support for under 25s
www.torsupportservices.org.uk
West Devon Children’s Centre – parenting support from birth to 8 yrs
01822 614210 www.westdevonchildrenscentre.co.uk

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
Okehampton Library – range of children’s and family activities
01837 52805 www.devonlibraries.org.uk
Ockment Centre – range of activities e.g. drama, tots play
01837 53276 www.ockmentcentre.org
CARERS
Devon Carers – support, information and advice
0345 6434435 www.devoncarers.org.uk
Care Direct – health and social care
0345 155 1007
RELATIONSHIPS
Community Links – support, education, counselling
01837 55105/07808 523111
www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Devon Domestic Abuse – support, counselling
0345 155 1074 www.new.devon.gov.uk/dvsa
Respect – support, counselling for men
0808 801 0327

Bright Futures Upbeat – supporting young carers aged 18-24
01752 698402 and 07934 296605 www.brightfuturesdevon.co.uk
CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services)
0330 0245 321
www.integratedchildrensservices.co.uk/camhs/teams/camhs-southern-devon
Childline – free, confidential service on the phone, any time
0800 1111
Community Links – Okehampton Music Centre
01837 55105/07808 523111 www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Devon Young Carers – supporting carers aged 5 – 18
03456 434435 www.devonyoungcarers.org.uk
Kooth – counselling via website chat
www.kooth.com
Room 13 – support, help & activities for ages 11-19
01837 657601 www.spacepsm.org

Shout – mental health support
Text Shout to 85258
SNAP – Special Needs Activities in the Park
01837 659990
Wheels 2 Work – help to get on the road to access work and training
07970 480807 www.devonwheels2work.co.uk
Young Devon – changing the odds in favour of young
01752 691511 www.young.devon.org
Young Minds – supporting young people’s mental health
For Young Minds Crisis Messenger, text YM to 85258

Citizens Advice (CA) – advice over the phone and by appointment at the CA office
03444 111 444 www.ruraldevoncab.org.uk
Learn Devon (Hub at Library) – help on employment skills
01822 613701 www.learndevon.co.uk
New Life CAP (Christians against Poverty) – budgeting and life skills courses
07843 924986 www.capuk.org
Okehampton Foodbank – vouchers issued by CA, Children’s Centre, schools & health visitors
www.okefoodbank.org.uk
Okehampton Job Club – support for job searches
01837 53276 www.ockmentcentre.org
Quids4Kids (CAB Devon) – for families with children with special needs, long term illness or disability
0300 5000 404 www.ruraldevoncab.org.uk

South West Water – Watercare Advisors offer help with bills
0800 0830 283 www.southwestwater.co.uk
Tamar Energy Community – free energy advice and support, help with energy switching, bills, fuel debt, heating, insulation, managing damp, meters.

0800 233 5414 www.tamarenergycommunity.com
Transitions – free and confidential money & debt advice (for those unable to access mainstream advice)
01823 299050 www.navigatecharity.org.uk
West Devon Borough Council – housing advice
01822 813600 www.westdevon.gov.uk
Home Swapper – swapping social housing for a smaller/larger property
www.homeswapper.co.uk
Devon Home Choice – applying and bidding for social housing
01822 813600 www.devonhomechoice.com

Timetables available at Okehampton Library, Ockment Centre and Museum. Visit www.travelinesw.com
OPERATOR RETURN ROUTES FROM OKEHAMPTON BUS NUMBERS
Carmel Coaches – 01409 221237 www.carmelcoaches.co.uk
Hatherleigh, Northlew: 630
Northlew, Sheepwash, Exbourne: 631
Northlew: 633
Iddesleigh, Winkleigh: 648
South Zeal, Crediton: 669 (Tuesday only)
Cheriton Bishop: 670
Newton Abbot: 671
Country Bus – 01626 83366 www.countrybusdevon.co.uk
Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot: 178
Dartline – 01392 872900 www.dartline-coaches.co.uk
Tavistock: 118

Plymouth Citibus – 01752 662271 www.plymouthbus.co.uk
Gunnislake, Tavistock, Lydford: 279
Stagecoach SW – 01392 427711 www.stagecoachbus.com
Exeter: X6, 6, 6A
Great Torrington, Hatherleigh: 75A, 75B
Hatherleigh: 5A
Holsworthy: 6
Taw & Torridge – 01805 603400 www.tawandtorridge.co.uk
Winkleigh: 648
Okehampton & District Community Transport – 01837 55000 www.odctg.co.uk
Door to door minibus service on routes not covered by public transport; for those requiring extra help; wheelchair accessible to healthcare; Volunteer Car Scheme, lifestyle trips.
Return trips from various locations to Okehampton for shopping

Dartmoor Railway – 01837 55164 www.dartmoorrailway.com
Meldon, Exeter (summer Sundays only)
TAXIS
Taxi rank next to Co-op during the day; in Fore Street during the evening

For more information, contact West Devon CVS at info@westdevoncvs.org.uk or ring 01837 53392.