Totnes Caring - Serving the Community

We are here to help elderly and disadvantaged people in and around Totnes. We're able to help with Transport, Shopping, Filling in Forms, Housework - or just plain Friendship! 
Call us on 01803 865684 if you, or someone you know, needs help or support.

Fundraising in totnes helping local community

Our Team of Dedicated Fundraisers

Our volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life. Anyone who has an hour or more to spare is welcome to volunteer.


Welcome to Totnes Caring

Celebrating 28 years of serving the community

We are a registered charity offering much needed help and assistance to the elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the community.

Our support is for the relief of the elderly and sick, to enable them to live in their own homes, remain independent and not be isolated from everyone else.


We provide services to vulnerable people, in particular the elderley and the sick, who live in Totnes and its surrounding areas.

To use our services you must be registered with the Leatside or Catherine House doctors' surgeries.


We were originally set up in 1987 by doctors of the town to provide extra help and support for their patients. Since then the charity has expanded and now offers a range of services including transport, shopping, befriending, form filling, lunch clubs and more.

Totnes Caring has a large pool of workers who are mostly volunteers. People who willingly give their time to support clients in the community by driving them to appointments, befriending, shopping and much more.

We currently have over 200 volunteers supporting over 1,490 clients.

More information on how we can help you



The Totnes Caring Birthday Bear spent a day working in our office with Mary! For a chance to rehome the bear yourself, do enter our 'Guess the Bear's Birthday' competition (and don't forget the £1 donation), either at our stall at one of our events or in our office. Until then, the Bear will be hard at work ensuring we continue to help those in need.

Our monthly Bazaar/Coffee Morning

Why not come along to our monthly Bazaar/Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church in Totnes on the third Friday of every month? (See here for full event listing and further details).

Not only would you be able to pick up a bargain, you would surely be tempted by our offer of a cup of tea or coffee, plus a piece of delicious cake - for just £1. What a bargain.

See you there!

Office Hours

Our office is open from 9.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, with an answerphone service to take messages at other times.

Please see our What we offer page for further information.

Our Contact us page has full details on how to contact us easily.