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What we do

Devon Small Good Stuff does two things:

We link people who need care or support with local people who might help.

We help small organisations that offer care or support. We provide them with information, publicity and access to a friendly network.

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What we believe

We're the friendly website that believes:

People want care and support at times and in ways that suit them.

Local people helping other local people is good for everyone and for communities.

Very small organisations can offer great care and be imaginative and responsive.

Very small organisations struggle to tell people what they can offer (they don’t have huge marketing budgets like the big guys).

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Local links

What's happening locally

Community organisations and resources
  • Age UK Exeter offer a wide range of services for older people and their carers such as Men in Sheds groups and Seated Exercise classes.
  • Dartmouth Caring help everyone to live their lives as they choose, connecting those who feel isolated, and improving the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of their clients.
  • Disability Focus is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2007 with the objective to support individuals to manage their care package. They offer a wide range of services which are designed to help you maintain your independence.
  • Devon Communities Together provide a huge range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon. These include Community Fridges, village halls and community buildings, benefits and money advice and more.
  • Devon Memory Café Consortium support memory cafés for people with dementia and their carers across Devon.
  • Living Options Devon works across the South West to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language) can live the life they choose.
  • Moorland Community Caring work to reduce loneliness and improve the wellbeing of adults in the Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, and Buckfastleigh communities.
  • Teignbridge Community and Voluntary Services empower communities to find and deliver their own solutions by promoting Active Citizenship across Teignbridge.
  • The Alice Cross Centre Teignmouth provides a host of activities including Weekday Lunch Club, Music on Monday, Line Dancing, Party Night, Computer help and Wiggles and Giggles.
  • Totnes Caring offer wellbeing support to enable people to live independently, have a better life, and be connected to their community.
  • Volunteering in Health are a volunteer-led practical and emotional support service in Teignmouth, Dawlish and Chudleigh. Support includes transport to medical appointments, befriending, memory support, and more.
  • Wellbeing Exeter help people in Exeter by accompanying them to social opportunities within the community. They can also introduce people to specialist advice services, refresh skills and support learning new ones, and help people to pursue their passions and interests.
  • Westbank offer carer support services from preventative advice and information to carers assessments and support planning. They also provide volunteer-run community services such as helping people to settle back at home after a hospital admission via their ‘Neighbourhood Friends’ scheme.

Interested in offering care or support?

We can help you get set up

Microprovider advice and support project in Devon

We are pleased to share that Simon Tickner continues to lead the microprovider advice and support project in Devon, now as an employee of local organisation Disability Focus. For those currently managing or interested in establishing themselves as a microprovider dedicated to providing help and care for older and disabled people, please contact Simon at his new email address, simon.tickner@disabilityfocus.org, or phone 07984 989439 / 01803 659029 for free support.

This initiative represents a strategic collaboration between Disability Focus, Devon County Council, and Community Catalysts. It underscores the council’s commitment to increasing care and support options for the community in Devon. Disability Focus will use its extensive experience in empowering individuals through Direct Payments, supported by Community Catalysts’ decade-long expertise in facilitating the nationwide development of community micro-enterprises.