During this Corona Virus pandemic, we have had to halt our normal services due to the social distancing recommendations.
But we have diversified and responded to the Crisis and are offering shopping services, prescription deliveries and phone suppport through our CHECK-IN and CHAT service.
We are a voluntary community support group based at the Kingskerswell Health Centre covering the communities of Kingskerswell, Abbotskerswell, Coffinswell and Ipplepen.
Our mission is to reduce loneliness and promote social inclusion by way of a variety of support services.
We were set up and supported by CLeague of Friends with an Awards for All grant from the National Lottery.
We are still supported by KingsCare League of Friends through a new grant from the “Building Connections Fund”, a partnership between The National Lottery and HM Government.
We have also been fortunate enough to receive grants and donations from Teignbridge Council Community Fund, Communities Together Fund, KKIPP Health Centre, Co-op Community Fund and the Norman Family Trust.
Other very kind donations have come from local businesses and community groups; SCI Ltd, Summer Moon Festival, Paignton Festival, Sharing Care, KK Craft Club and St Mary’s Parish Church in Kingskerswell amongst others.
With the help of our team of enthusiastic volunteers, we offer a variety of support services to complement the good work of existing voluntary groups in the area.
Befriending and company
Support after discharge from hospital
Help with getting the help you need
Shopping and similar household support
Sitting services to give carers a break
Transport services to health and wellbeing appointments
We have a wheelchair accessible vehicle available for transportation to health and wellbeing and other appointments.
We opened our first Memory Cafe in November 2018 and this runs on the third Wednesday of every month from 2.30 to 4.30pm at The Community Centre.
We also run monthly lunches at The Parish Centre on the second Thursday of every month at 12pm.
Please contact us to book a place.