Totnes Caring Team

Totnes Caring

Upcoming Events

Monthly Bazaar and Coffee Morning
Totnes Methodist Church Hall on Fore Street

Friday 20th January 9:00am.

Our Events Calendar shows the upcoming 2016 planned events and individual event details can be found on our Events Information page.

Celebrating 30 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 Totnes community. Our support is for the relief of the elderly and the sick, to enable them to live in their own homes, remain independent and not be isolated.

Who we help

We provide services to vulnerable people, particularly the elderly and the sick, who live in Totnes and its surrounding areas - please refer to our 'Contact Us' page, under 'Our Coverage' for more details. To use our services you must also be registered with either the Leatside or Catherine House doctors' surgeries.

A large pool of willing workers

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

We currently have over 175 volunteers supporting over 1,580 clients.

Home Help Service

We offer a Home Help Service at £13.60 per hour for people living in the Totnes and its surrounding areas. Our aim is to support you to be as independent as possible in your own home. We have friendly Home Help Staff who can help with:

  • Housework
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Shopping
  • Form filling and correspondence

Volunteer Car Drivers Needed

Our volunteer drivers make a real difference to the people of Totnes.

From February until the end of May 2016 our drivers have helped with 2,200 important journeys to various locations, including hospitals, lunches, memory cafes, dentists, doctors' surgeries and more.

Helen Roberts, the Totnes Caring Transport Coordinator, says:
"I am continually amazed by the number of drives Totnes Caring volunteers undertake".

In addition, in the same period, our minibus has transported 1,628 passengers to our Lunch Clubs, our shoppers have helped 412 people, and the Wheelchair Assisted Vehicle (WAV) has had 199 outings!

But we always need more drivers!

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in becoming a volunteer car driver for Totnes Caring, please contact:

Jacquie Mills or Amanda Richards on 01803 865684

Or email

Or check out our Volunteer Driver News page