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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

To find out what support is available in your local community, visit our Community Support Group page.

Find a community support group

Many communities in Devon are putting together local initiatives to support those in need. To add a local group that is missing, please pass your details to us using this form. This list is growing quickly, so do check again if there is no group showing in your area.

  • Please register some basic details with us so that we can help to signpost people appropriately and make contact with local groups.If you would like to update the record for your support group, please email
  • Please note that if you are not providing a service that is now required as a consequence of COVID-19, for example, shopping, collecting prescriptions or regular contact by phone, your service may not be published.
  • Get in touch with your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) who can support you and are coordinating activity. If you are in Exeter, visit the Exeter Community Wellbeing website and for the rest of Devon find contact details on the Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) website
Support groupArea coveredCouncil
Homeless in Teignbridge support foodbankTeignbridge
LERTLapford Devon
Proud2BeSouth Devon and Torbay
Harberton HelpsHarberton
Talaton FoodbankTalaton
St Thomas Community LarderWest Exe
FrithelstockFrithelstock Parish
Braunton Community GroupBraunton, Wrafton and Knowle
Nether ExeNether Exe and surrounding area
Devon HighlightsExmouth
The Random KitchenHoniton
Living Well DevonBudleigh, Woodbury, Exmouth
Community Waffle HouseAll Saints, Axminster, Axmouth, Beer, Branscombe, Colyford, Colyton, Dalwood, Hawkchurch, Kilmington, Membury, Nether Exe, Shute, Southleigh, Stockland and Uplyme
Shute Parish CouncilShute
Woodbury Parish CouncilWoodbury, Woodbury Salterton and Exton
Random KitchenOttery St Mary
Musbury Village HelpMusbury
Buckerell on AlertBuckerell
Clawton Parish CouncilClawton
Newtown Assistance GroupNewtown
Gulworthy Parish TogetherGulworthy Parish
West Down Volunteer GroupWest Down and surrounding areas
Marsh TogetherMarsh
Yarcombe and Marsh Support GroupYarcombe and Marsh
Countess Wear Village HallRoads near village hall
Citizens Advice ExeterExeter
Citizens Advice South HamsSouth Hams
Community Links SW CICWest Devon
Georgeham and Croyde Caring Community GroupGeorgeham,Croyde, North Buckland & Darracott
Seaton Coronavirus Community GroupSeaton
Citizens Advice TeignbridgeTeignbridge
Clyst Hydon Parish CouncilClyst Hydon
Newton Abbot Community Transport AssociationNewton Abbot and West Teignbridge
Bere Ferrers Task Force Food HubBere Peninsula
Whitford Community Support GroupWhitford
Marldon/Compton Coronavirus Community Care HubMarldon and Compton
Beacon Heath and Whipton Community SupportBeacon Heath and Whipton
Standing TogetherNorth Devon
North Tawton Community Support GroupThe Parish of North Tawton
Holne Parish CouncilHolne
Haccombe-with-Combe Parish CouncilCombeinteignhead, Netherton, Haccombe, Chestnut Drive, Hockmore Drive area
Aylesbeare Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT)Aylesbeare Parish
Honiton Community Volunteer Coronavirus Support NetworkHoniton GP Practice
Taleford HelpersTaleford, Coombelake, Fairmile, Cadhay
Woolsery Parish Council: ‘Supporting Our Community’Woolsery
Welcombe Community Emergency Response TeamWelcombe
Northam Town CouncilNortham
Milton Damerel Emergency GroupMilton Damerel
High Bickington Community ShopHigh Bickington
Hartland Parish Council: ‘Supporting Our Community’Hartland
Clovelly Isolation Support Group/TeamClovelly and Higher Clovelly
Bradford and Cookbury Parish CouncilBradford and Cookbury
Ashwater Parish Village ShopAshwater
Halwill Coronavirus Support GroupHalwill Junction, Halwill, Beaworthy,Patchacot, Chillat
Totnes caringTotnes and surrounding parishes
Salcombe Town CouncilSalcombe (website for Tiverton group)Tiverton
Holsworthy Hamlets Parish CouncilHolsworthy Hamlets parish
Black Torrington Parish CouncilBlack Torrington Parish
Yealmpton SuppportYealmpton Parish
Halwill Coronavirus Support NetworkHalwill Parish
Ermington Parish CouncilErmington Parish
Churches Housing Action TeamMid Devon
Shaugh Prior Coronavirus Support GroupShaugh Prior, Wotter Lee Moor
Newcourt Community Association – Newcourt Mutual Aid Covid-19Newcourt
HALFF: Project FoodAxe Valley and wider East Devon
Black Dog Area (Washford Pyne/Woolfardisworthy)Black Dog, Puddington, Thelbridge
Cowick St Thomas Community Covid19 Organise and Respond HubCowick St Thomas, Exeter
Alphington Community CV19 Organise Response Discussion Hub (ACCORD)Alphington Exeter
COVID-19 Barnstaple and surrounds community support groupBarnstaple
Malborough Parish Council HELLO NEIGHBOURMalborough
Staverton Parish Emergencies Coordination TeamStaverton Parish
Coffinswell SupportCoffinswell and Daccombe
Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Mission Community – AshtonAshton - Higher and Lower
Teign Valley and Haldon Hills Mission Community – BridfordBridford
Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Mission Community – ChristowChristow
Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Missioon Community – DoddiscombsleighDoddiscombsleigh
Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Mission Community – DunchideockDunchideock
Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Mission Commmunity – DunsfordDunsford
Milton Abbot CaremongeringMilton Abbot Village
St David’s Community HelpSt David's ward, Exeter
ParkLife HeavitreeHeavitree Exeter
Sheepwash Support NetworkSheepwash
Bradworthy Community COV19 assistanceBradworthy
KfordKenn Covid-19 helpParish of Kenn and Kennford
Abbotskerswell Volunteer Phone BuddiesAbbotskerswell
Abbotskerswell Emergency action groupAbbotskerswell
South Huish VolunteersParish of South Huish
Landkey COVID 19 community help groupLandkey
Ashprington Community Response GroupAshprington Parish including Tuckenhay
Taddyforde Estate, Exeter Covid-19 SupportTaddyforde Estate, and nearby streets in the Duryard area (EX4 4AT)
Sweetbrier Lane Community GroupSweetbrier Lane, Heavitree
Parish of Wembury Emergency PlanParish of Wembury (incl. Heybrook Bay & Down Thomas)
Bere Alston Covid-19 HelpBere Peninsula
Pinhoe Community SupportPinhoe
West Bank League of FriendsExminster, Exeter
Rackenford – community supportRackenford
Ottery St Mary Town CouncilOttery St Mary
North Molton Corona Advice and Resource GroupNorth Molton
Marwood – community supportMarwood
Mariansleigh – community supportMariansleigh
Instow – community supportInstow
Ilfracombe – Community supportIlfracombe
Goodleigh Parish CouncilGoodleigh
George and Queen’s Nympton Parish CouncilGeorge Nympton and Queen's Nympton
Exmouth Community LarderExmouth
East and West Worlington – community supportEast and West Worlington
East Down Parish CouncilEast Down
Anstey Community GroupEast and West Anstey
Chumleigh – community supportChumleigh
Open Door ExmouthExmouth
Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh and Warkleigh – community supportChittlehamholt, Satterleigh and Warkleigh
Brendon – community supportBrendon
Burrington Parish CouncilBurrington
Brayford- community supportCharles village and surrounding area
Braunton Parish CouncilBraunton
Assist TeignbridgeDawlish
Bishops Nympton Parish CouncilBishops Nympton
Willand SupportWilland
Berrynarbor HappeningsBerrynarbor
Wembworthy Parish SupportWembworthy
Grosvenor ChurchBarnstaple
Tiverton Community Radio TCR – Monday and Friday at 11am there’s a round up of support locallyTiverton
Live at Home SchemeBarnstaple area
North Devon Liberal DemocratsNorth Devon
Green Party – Councillor Robbie MackBishop's Tawton
Atherington – community supportAtherington and the surrounding area
Stoodleigh Community Help NetworkStoodleigh
Shobrooke supportShobrooke
Sandford SupportSandford Parish area
Morebath SupportMorebath
Kingscare League of FriendsKingsteignton and Newton Abbot
Holcombe Rogus Coronavirus Community HelpHolcombe Rogus
Culmstock SupportCulmstock
Cruwys Morchard SupportCruwys Morchard
Bridgetown AliveBridgetown Totnes
Acorn Community SupportTeign Valley
Age Concern CreditonCrediton
Crediton Emergency Planning GroupCrediton
Uplyme Village Coronavirus NetworkUplyme
Talaton Help SchemeTalaton
Stockland Parish CouncilStockland
Coldridge Community Support GroupColdridge
Southleigh Parish CouncilSouthleigh
Payhembury Parish Council / Payhembury Community ShopPayhembury
Northleigh VillageNorthleigh
Burlescombe, Westleigh and Holcombe Community GroupBurlescombe, Westleigh and Holcombe
Musbury Parish CouncilMusbury
Lyn Valley COVID-19 ResponseLyn Valley (Lynton,Lynmouth,Brendon, Countisbury, Parracombe (20 Community Zone Captains to call depending where you live)
The King’s Centre Food BankHoniton and surrounding villages
Luppitt Parish CouncilLuppitt
Huxham supportHuxham
Hawkchurch Community websiteHawkchurch
Dunkeswell Parish CouncilDunkeswell
Cotleigh Parish CouncilCotleigh
Colyton Local Delivery Service (CLoDS)Colyton
Clyst St Mary supportClyst St Mary
Clyst St Lawrence Parish CouncilClyst St Lawrence parish
Buckerell Parish CouncilBuckerell parish
Branscombe Parish CouncilBranscombe
Bishops Clyst SupportBishops Clyst area
Beer Action Group (BAG) Coronavirus SupportBeer
Mid Devon Mobility – telephone befriending serviceMid Devon
Parish Emergency Plan teamParish of Milton Damerel
Littlehempston Covid19 Community SupportParish of Littlehempston
Ringmore Coronavirus Support GroupRingmore Parish
Lifton Parish Council Coronavirus Support GroupLifton Parish
Celia Crescent NeighboursCelia Crescent, Cottey Crescent and Chancellors Drive in Beacon Heath, Exeter
Bigbury Coronavirus Support GroupBigbury parish
Axminster Community Emergency Response (ACER)Axminster town
Buckland CaresBuckland Monachorum and Yelverton
Bittaford Support NetworkBittaford
Bratton Fleming TogetherBratton Fleming and its surrounding parishes within the Rural Alliance
Devonshire Place Residents Association (DPRA)Devonshire Place , Exeter
Thornton West Residents Association volunteer responseThornton Hill / West Avenue area of Exeter and surrounds
Crazelowman FolkCrazelowman
Efford Mutual Aid GroupEfford
The Salvation ArmyExeter
Ebford Good NeighboursEbford
Alice Cross CentreTeignmouth
Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh Volunteer GroupShebbear and Buckland Filleigh
Ivybridge Corona virus response groupIvybridge and surrounding parishes
Cornworthy Corona Virus Community HelpCornworthy Parish (Cornworthy / E. Cornworthy / Allaleigh)
Rockbeare RespondersRockbeare and Marsh Green
Oil Mill Lane Residents AssociationOil Mill Lane, Clyst St Mary and surrounding area
Support UgboroughUgborough
Dartmouth CaringDartmouth
People Matter – foodbank for those with very low or no incomeCullompton
Kingswear Parish Council Volunteer Support GroupKingswear and Hillhead
Corona Committee of Blundell’s Avenue Neighbourhood Watch (BANWatch)Blundell's Avenue and nearby housing
Estuary League of FriendsTopsham and surrounding areas
HMCCA – Village SupportHoo Meavy, Clearbrook
Manaton Care NetworkManaton Parish
Poltimore Parish CouncilPoltimore Village with Ratsloe
Fairfield Avenue Community GroupFairfield Avenue, EX4
Kingsbridge Guardian AngelsKingsbridge Guardian Angels
Loxhore Community Support GroupLoxhore
Whimple VolunteersWhimple
Strete shop and parish councilStrete
Sidmouth Voluntary ServicesSidmouth
Sidmouth HospiscareSid Valley
East and West Putford Parish CouncilEast and West Putford
Be kind covid 19Weare Giffard, Monkleigh, Landcross and Littleham
Hatherleigh Covid-19 Volunteer GroupHatherleigh and Meeth
Petrockstowe Community Support GroupPetrockstowe
All Saints Support GroupAll Saints Parish
Mary Tavy Community SupportMary Tavy and Horndon
The Watermark Information LineIvybridge
Newton St Cyres Community Support GroupNewton St Cyres
Pyworthy Covid-19 Mutual aidPyworthy Parish
Broadfields Local CommunityBroadfields, Exeter
Holsworthy Covid-19 Mutual AidHolsworthy Town
Stokeinteignhead Emergency Plan GroupStokeinteignhead, Rocombe and Teignharvey
Dartmouth Community ChestDartmouth and surounding villages
Zeal Monachorum Community Support GroupZeal Monachorum
Slapton Community Support GroupSlapton Parish
Hele Community GroupHele, Ilfracombe
Merton VillageMerton
Cockwood Support NetworkCockwood Village
EPG VolunteersAbbotskerswell Parish
Dittisham Parish CouncilDittisham
Blackawton Parish CouncilBlackawton
North Devon Salvation ArmyNorth Devon
Harpford Support GroupThe parish of Newton Poppleford and Harpford
South Pool and Surrounding Villages Corona Support GroupSouth Devon, South Pool and surrounding villages
One Ilfracombe & Ilfracombe Town Council VolunteersIlfracombe
Membury Support GroupMembury, near Axminster
Peter Tavy Community Support HubPeter Tavy village, Cudlipptown and Langsford
Pennsylvania Community SupportPennsylvania
St Leonards coordination support groupSt Leonards, Exeter
South Tawton Parish Community Support GroupSouth Tawton and South Zeal
FreemoovementExeter - city wide
Home-Start TeignbridgeTeignbridge
Broadhempston Parish Council Covid-19 responseBroadhempston
Winkleigh Parish Community Response TeamWinkleigh and Hollocombe
Sherford Community Support TeamFrogmore Sherford Parish near Kingsbridge
Churchstow Parish Community SupportChurchstow Parish
Swimbridge Coronavirus Support GroupSwimbridge
Kingskerswell Community Crisis ResponseKingskerswell
Meshaw Coronavirus Help GroupThe Parish of Meshaw, North Devon
East Portlemouth Support GroupEast Portlemouth Parish
Bickleigh Coronavirus Response TeamBickleigh, Tiverton
Ashburton Community Covid Response TeamAshburton
South Brent and district caringSouth Brent, Rattery, Diptford, Avonwick and North Huish
Sampford Courtenay Parish CouncilSampford Courtenay
Sid Valley HelpSid Valley - Sidmouth, Sidford, Sidbury and Salcombe Regis
Appledore Community VolunteersAppledore
Nourish (Axminster)Axminster
Woodbury SaltertonThe village of Woodbury Salterton and surrounds
Lympstone Corona Response Action (LYCRA)Parish of Lympstone
Morchard Bishop Parish CouncilParish of Morchard Bishop
Ipplepen Emergency GroupIpplepen
Golf Links Road Neighbourhood WatchGolf Links Road, Yelverton
Chardstock support groupChardstock parish
Cheriton Fitzpaine Welfare VolunteersCheriton Fitzpaine Parish
Cranbrook Covid-19 emergency supportCranbrook
Braunton Corona Virus Care groupBraunton and surrounding areas
Blackdown Support GroupBlackdown Hills - Hemyock, Culmstock, Clayhidon, Dunkeswell, Sheldon, Luppitt,
Ashreigney HelpAshreigney and Riddlecombe
YelvercareYelverton and surrounding villages
Ottery Help SchemeOttery St Mary and District
Lapford Emergency Response TeamLapford Parish
Washfield Support NetworkWashfield and Lower Washfield
Chivelstone support groupThe parish of Chivelstone
Brampford Speke HelpBrampford Speke
Jacobstowe Community Response GroupJacobstowe Parish
Starcross volunteersStarcross and surrounding
Widecombe Social Isolation Support NetworkWidecombe Parish
Uffculme Community Coronavirus AssistanceUffculme and Ashill
Time to TalkAll
Newton Abbot COVID-19 Mutual AidNewton Abbot, Teignmouth
Bradninch TogetherBradninch and Hele
Bickington Village Coronavirus Action PlanParish of Bickington
Team HorrabridgeHorrabridge
Bowerland Eyes (NHW)Bowerland Avenue / Golden Park Avenue
Greatwood Terrace WhatsApp groupGreatwood Terrace, Topsham
COVID-19 Hawkchurch Action Response TeamHawkchurch Parish
Bob the Bus (Totnes and Rural Community Transport)Totnes and surrounding villages
Newton Abbot Town CouncilNewton Abbot
Langtree ParishParish of Langtree (includes Stibb Cross) in Torridge District
Deer Leap Support GroupDeer Leap Down Road Tavistock
Offwell Neighbourhood Support GroupOffwell Parish
St Sidwell’s CentreExeter
Sandy Park and Furlong communityTQ13 8JW and neighbouring postcodes
Colebrooke Assistance NetworkColebrooke Parish including Colebrooke, Coleford and Penstone
Poughill Community HelpPoughill Parish area
Moretonhampstead Parish Council and WellmoorMoretonhampstead parish
Budleigh Coronavirus SupportBudleigh, East Budleigh and Otterton.
Roborough Parish CouncilRoborough
Fremington support through Covid 19Fremington and Yelland
Dolton Emergency Management teamThe villages of Dolton and Dowland
NSP LinkNewton St. Petrock Parish
Friends of All Saints AllverdiscottAlverdiscott, Newton Tracey, and Huntshaw
Syro Malabar Catholic community ExeterExeter
Mortehoe ParishMortheoe Parish
Chawleigh parish council volunteer support groupChawleigh Parish
Modbury Parish Council Emergency Support TeamModbury Parish
Lee and Lincombe Helpers NetworkLee and Lincombe
Dartmoor Forest Community SupportDartmoor Forest Parish
Salmonpool community neighboursSalmonpool Lane, Exeter
Glenholt Park Residents AssociationGlenholt
Bishops Tawton Covid-19 Volunteer GroupBishops Tawton
Hope ChurchExmouth
West Alvington Community Volunteer GroupWest Alvington Parish
Springhill supportSpringhill Road, Totnes
Teignmouth Covid-19 Mutual Aid GroupTeignmouth, Bishopsteignton and Shaldon
St Michael’s Church, AlphingtonAlphington
GTTCGreat Torrington
Uplowman Parish Council Response HubUplowman
Totnes Connection Hub – Food BankTotnes and surrounding areas
BOA (Buckerell On Alert)Buckerell
TRIP Community TransportHoniton and surrounding area
Home-Start South and West DevonSouth and West Devon
This Hope
Two Rivers Mission Community (CofE)High Bickington, Roborough, Atherington, Yarnscombe, Alverdiscott, Huntshaw, Horwood, Tawstock, Beaford, St Giles, Newton Tracey
Colyford Coronavirus Action GroupColyford
Westward Ho! and Northam Support through Covid-19Westward Ho! and Northam
Coastal HelpsNorth Devon
Kenton VolunteersKenton
Upton Pyne and Cowley Support NetworkUpton Pyne and Cowley
Copplestone Coronavirus SupportCopplestone, Newbuildings, Down St Mary, Colebrooke, Knowle
Bystock Estate Community Support (Covid-19/Coronavirus) GroupBystock, Exmouth
Silverton Community AngelsSilverton
Belstone Community Coronavirus Response TeamBelstone parish
Bury Meadow Residents Association (BMRA)Duryard and St James wards, Exeter.
SpinnersweaversWeavers Way and Spinners Lane, Dartington TQ9 6GN and TQ9 6GP
Age Concern Barnstaple and District AssociationNorth Devon
Kilmington Neighbourhood Support GroupKilmington Parish
Cullompton COVID-19 volunteer groupCullompton
Kingston Parish CouncilKingston Village
Halwell and Moreleigh Covid-19 SupportHalwell and Moreleigh
Bridestowe coronavirus supportBridestowe parish
West Hill Parish Council Help SchemeWest Hill
Lewtrenchard WILewdown, Stowford, Thrushelton, Marystowe
Trusham CommunityTrusham
Ideford Parish Council & VolunteersIdeford
Buckland Brewer Coronavirus Support TeamThe parish of Buckland Brewer
Honiton Coronavirus Support GroupHoniton and immediate area - alongside Honiton GP practice area
Newton and Noss Parish CouncilNewton & Noss Parish
Friends of Woodbury Surgery and The Exton Village Events CommitteeWoodbury, Woodbury Salterton, and Exton
Exmouth Friends in NeedExmouth
Halberton Parish Council Local AssistanceHalberton Parish area
Atlas respite and therapySouth and South East
Hennock Parish CouncilChudleigh Knighton, Hennock and Teign Village
Ashford SocietyAshford
Stoke Canon Parish CouncilStoke Canon
Lydford Volunteer NetworkLydford
Ide AngelsIde
Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (THAT food bank)Teignbridge
Highampton VolunteersHighampton
CSW Community SupportChittlehamholt,Satterleigh and Warkleigh
Clyst Honiton support groupClyst Honiton and Blackhorse
Broadclyst Community Support SchemeBroadclyst Parish and potentially neighbouring parishes
Bickleigh Parish CouncilBickleigh Parish
Volunteering in HealthTeignbridge
Shillingford Parish Council & VolunteersShillingford
Holbeton Parish CouncilParish of Holbeton
Buckland SupportBuckland Milber and Aller In Newton Abbot
Good NeighboursCornwood Parish
Free Help Combe MartinCombe Martin
East Budleigh VolunteersParish of East Budleigh
Bampton Street WardensBampton Parish
Broadhembury ParishBroadhembury Parish
Okehampton Coronavirus Response GroupOkehampton and surrounds
Tavistock Locals HelpTavistock
Brixton VolunteersBrixton Parish (excepting Sherford new town which is looking after itself contact us for info)
Gittisham Parish CouncilGittisham
Helping DawlishDawlish
Thornbury Coronavirus ActionThornbury parish
Chagford HubChagford Parish
NSC Covid-19 Support GroupNewton St Cyres
Totnes Covid-19 Mutual Aid GroupTotnes
Corona Virus response, DartmouthDartmouth
Tavistock quarantine assistanceTavistock
Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid 19Exmouth
Tedburn KitchenTedburn St Mary
Crediton COVID-19 Community Help GroupCrediton
Chudleigh community support groupChudleigh Town
Plymtree PC and Community ShopPlymtree
Bovey Parish Coronavirus Action GroupBovey Tracey and Heathfield
Sampford Peverell – Caring and SharingSampford Peverell
Thorverton C19 Mutual AidThorverton
Barnstaple Coronavirus Support NetworkBarnstaple
Tiverton Volunteer Task ForceTiverton
Great Torrington (and Rural) Covid 19 Mutual Aid and SupportGreat Torrington
Great Torrington Town Council Support Task ForceGreat Torrington
Buckfastleigh COVID19 Emergency ResponseBuckfastleigh Parish and Dean Prior
Chudleigh Town Council Coronavirus supportThe parish of Chudleigh
South Molton Coronavirus Support GroupSouth Molton