Totnes Caring Team

Totnes Caring

Celebrating 29 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 sick, to enable them to live in their own homes, remain independent and not be isolated from everyone else.

Who we help

We provide services to vulnerable people, in particular the elderly and the sick, who live in Totnes and its surrounding areas. To use our services you must 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 200 volunteers supporting over 1,490 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.

Latest News, Events & Vacancies

Totnes Caring Bingo

Saturday 1st October Totnes Civic Hall

Eyes down 7.30 pm

Refreshments available

Brixham Male Voice Choir

St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes at 7pm on Saturday 8 October 2016.

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

Would you like to work for Totnes Caring?

We are recruiting for two salaried positions.

For further details, please check out our Get involved page - or our Facebook or Twitter sites

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:

Sue Alford or Jacquie Mills on 01803 865684

Or email

Or check out our Volunteer Driver News page