Links

We have a vast library of links from a number of topics please click the tabs on the side to view the topic and click the links to go directly to the webpage.

Keeping Children Safe

Safer Sleep advice from the Lullaby Trust

Child Accident Prevention Trust provides useful advice about keeping your child safe.

CEOP’s Thinkuknow website contains lots of advice about keeping children safe online.

NSPCC online safety advice

The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents

Information about immunisation and disease

NHS Choices – Accidents What To Do

Pregnancy and Baby

Advice on pregnancy and baby

Tommy’s – Pregnancy information

The Dairy Council – Information about health, nutrition and milk

Find out about the benefits of breastfeeding from the NHS

Best Beginnings – Online videos guiding you from Bump to breastfeeding

Information about introducing solids foods

Start4life – Off to the best start

Whooping cough and pregnancy – NHS choices advice

UNICEF baby friendly initiative

National Childbirth Trust

Maternity Services Liaison Committee

Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy eating and activity, losing weight, recipes

Healthy eating for children

NHS Change4Life campaign offers lots of advice on how to live healthy lives

HPD Health Trainers Page – A free confidential service, working with individuals aged 16 and over, on a one to one basis over six weeks, to set achievable personal goals for sustainable behaviour change covering healthy eating/weight management, beingactive, drinking sensibly and emotional wellbeing.

Health Promotion Devon Team

01884 836026

Walking for Health – www.walkingforhealth.org.uk – A joint initiative between Ramblers UK and Macmillan Cancer Support which lists local health walks you can join whatever your level of fitness.

Food Standards Agency

www.food.gov.uk – The Food Standards Agency is now focussing on safer food and continues to regulate the food industry and enforce standards

Action on Salt

www.actiononsalt.org.uk – CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) is a group of specialists concerrned with salt and it’s effects on health. Some resources on this website are free to order

Get cycling in East Devon – By getting on your bike more often, you can get fit, get to where you need to be on time and for free, and see a new side to our beautiful countryside. Cycling more can make everyday life better for everyone

Devon Carers

www.devoncarers.org.uk – Single point of access for all carers. Provides information and support for carers living in (or caring for someone living in) the DCC area.

Services provided incoude:

Flexible Breaks Grants

Take a Break

Carer Alert Card

08456 434 435

 

Care Direct

www.devon.gov.uk/caredirect

www.devon.gov.uk/factsheets My Devon Customer Services Centre

First point of contact for all new social care requests. Anyone can contact Care Direct via this number. (There is a separate number for professional staff eg GPs to contact Care Direct Plus)

Factsheets on all services provided by Adult & Community Services are available to download from

 

Refer to DCC Social Care for Adults

0845 155 1007

customer@devon.gov.uk

 

Safe at Home Scheme

 

Devon Care and Repair

Devon Care & Repair is a service provided Devon and Cornwall Housing Association Ltd (DCHA) and funded by the Devon Supporting People partnership, which offers housing-related support services. This service is now called Devon Safe at Home.

Link to Safe at Home scheme

 

Link to Devon Care and Repair

 

Community Mentoring Service

Community Mentoring is a personally tailored, goal oriented service (in this case for people aged 50 and over*) aimed at tackling the social isolation, and consequent exclusion which frequently follow common events in later life, such as bereavement, illness or disability. Mentors work in a range of ways to enable older people to improve their independence and enjoyment of life

Contact via Care Direct

0845 155 1007

customer@devon.gov.uk

www.devon.gov.uk/caredirect

www.devon.gov.uk/factsheets

 

Looking After Me

(part of EPP)

 

www.expertpatients.co.uk

Free, six week courses for carers who look after someone with a long-term health condition or disability. Aims to help carers take more control of the situation and make a difference to their own lives.

0800 988 5560

01925 32000

Workways  – Promoting mental health through learning and work

If mental health is an issue in finding or staying in paid employment, then Workways may be able to help.

http://www.workways.org.uk/

Tel: 01392 677050 or Fax: 01392 677079 or Post: Workways, New Leaf, Farm House Rise, Exminster, Exeter EX6 8AB

Sexual Health

Find out about contraception, sex and young people, STIs and Chlamydia

Sex Worth Talking About – Straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health

Smoking

Information about help to quit smoking

Smoke Free Solutions offers support to business in Devon who want to support employees to quit smoking

www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk – Free support, advice and information to anyone who wants to stop smoking. One to one, some text support and group support over several weeks.

Available across Devon

01884 836024

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

www.addaction.org.uk Addaction is a UK based drug & alcohol treatment charity including drug information, parent section, publications and links.

www.alcohollearningcentre.org.uk Alcohol Learning Centre – go to elearning section for tier 1 briefadvice training

www.drinkaware.co.uk Drinkaware gives facts and tools for alcohol awareness

EDP works with people with drug and alcohol problems across Devon and Dorset

www.edp.org.uk Single point of referral for Devon through multiple access. GP, Agency & self referrals accepted.

Mental Health

Mind – the mental health charity

BBC website mental health information

Other Health

Head lice

NHS Choices

British Heart Foundation Partners with the Department of Health to provide support for healthy eating, stress management etc. Booklets are available by order.

0300 330 3311

 

Diabetes UK Partner charity to raise awareness informs and support people about diabetes. Some very useful free resources available on this website.

0800 585088

Cancer Research UK – Leading the world in finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all cancers

Information about teeth cleaning

Local Health

NHS Devon

www.devonpct.nhs.uk

Previously known as Devon PCT, now NHS Devon

This website carries links to the HPD NHS Stop Smoking Service, The Health Trainer service, the local Expert Patients Programme (EPP) and other services such as local health walking groups.

Local Services information

Pinpoint Devon – Directory of community services in Devon

Special Needs and Disability

Special educational needs and disability (SEND Local Offer) Information support with Disability and Special Needs in Devon

Motability – Motability scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded disability allowance to obtain a new car or scooter UK

Contact a Family – For Families with disabled children – Wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all the disabled children

Other

Homestart – Support and friendships for families – Exeter and East Devon

Government website

Netmums – information for parents

Multilingua – Devon Community Interpreting and Translation Service

BME Community Directory – Info for Black Miority and Ethnic groups

Link to PDF document

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

Supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence who have NRPF

NRPF emergency fund application form

Link to PDF leaflet

Link to PDF application form

Grapevine

Website for people from different cultures living in Devon

devongrapevine.ning.com

Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC)

An independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth & Devon to promote equality of opportunity and to eliminate racial discrimination.

www.plymouthrec.org

Ethnic Minority Acheivement Service (EMAS)

A friendly team of advisory teachers and bilingual support workers providing the first point of contact for schools with ethnic minority pupils.

Link to website

Race for Health

www.raceforhealth.org

NHS based programme to drive forward improvements in health for people from BME background

The Afiya Trust

www.afiya-trust.org

A charity organisation working to reduce inequalities in health and social care provision for people from diverse communities

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)

www.edf.org.uk

A national network of equality and human rights organisations

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