Blackdown Support Group - General Enquiry

Community-based voluntary organisation supporting anyone of any age resident in the Blackdown Hills on the Devon/Somerset border.

We aim to

  • Connect people to their communities
  • Help them to access and navigate services
  • Reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Improve health and wellbeing

We can offer

  • General advice and support for anyone in the local area 
  • Help signpost to other organisations or sources of help
  • Community transport service including volunteer car scheme, wheelchair loans and a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
  • Social groups
  • Befriending service
  • Carer's sitting service
  • Bereavement support - 1 to 1 and group 
  • Form filling
  • Low cost toenail cutting
Service statistics
Usually replies in 19 hours
100% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: Resident of the Blackdown Hills
Leaving hospital
Bereavement support
Activities for older people
Adult carers advice and support
Community and accessible transport
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Services for older people
Social prescribing
Support for carers
Transport and getting around
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
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Key words - separate with a comma: Blackdown Hills, Hemyock, Culmstock, Clayhidon, Churchstanton,