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.
Care to Learn: help with childcare costs while you study
Keeping Children Safe
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.
Information about immunisation and disease
NHS Choices – Accidents What To Do
Pregnancy and Baby
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Looking After Me
(part of EPP)
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
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.
Tel: 01392 677050 or Fax: 01392 677079 or Post: Workways, New Leaf, Farm House Rise, Exminster, Exeter EX6 8AB
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
Information about help 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
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.
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.
Cancer Research UK – Leading the world in finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all cancers
ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity – the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the 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.
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
Multilingua – Devon Community Interpreting and Translation Service
BME Community Directory – Info for Black Miority and Ethnic groups
No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)
Supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence who have NRPF
NRPF emergency fund application form
Website for people from different cultures living in Devon
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.
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.
Race for Health
NHS based programme to drive forward improvements in health for people from BME background
The Afiya Trust
A charity organisation working to reduce inequalities in health and social care provision for people from diverse communities
The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)
A national network of equality and human rights organisations