Moorland Community Care (Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey)

Welcome to Moorland Community Care Group

  • Moorland Community Care Group is a local charitable organisation whose aim is to provide friendly support to elderly and isolated people in our community. 
  • Support offered includes
    • Befriending
    • Practical help such as shopping or gardening
    • Advice and information
    • Benefits checks
    • Lunch clubs
    • Support after hospital discharge
  • Moorland Community Care Group was formally constituted in 2016 following the success of its original incarnation as Bovey Community Care.  Our area of operation covers the Dartmoor towns of Bovey Tracey, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and surrounding parishes.  

  • We operate through three locally manned organisations: Bovey Community Care, Ashburton Community Care and Buckfastleigh Community Care, each of which is specific to that town and supported by local volunteers.

  • Moorland Community Care Group is a part of the Southern Devon Wellbeing Partnership which also includes several local organisations with similar remits. We provide Wellbeing services to patients registered at local surgeries enabling them to make improvements in their own lives and to take control of their health conditions.
Service access criteria: Living within Buckfastleigh, Ashburton or Bovey Tracey and surrounding villages.
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Bovey Community Care; Buckfastleigh Community Care; Ashburton Community Care; isolation; lonely; phone groups; lunch club; social activities; befriending;