Open Door Exmouth

Open Door has been at the heart of the Exmouth community for three decades. Originally a homeless drop-in service, Open Door has developed into a multi-service charity, that provides welcoming spaces and support across the age groups including:

Community Hub

The Community Hub provides a Community Cafe on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.30am-3.30pm offering low-cost meals. Free meals are available through support services to those in need and we can provide free meals to families during the school holidays. Trained support workers are available for 1:1 help and advice. Laundry and shower facilities are available for support clients during cafe mornings.

The Community Hub also offers:

  • Community Fridge and Larder
  • Parent Hub Cafe and Baby Bank (Thursdays 10-12.30pm termtime)
  • Refugee Craft Support Sessions  
  • Warm Space Craft Cafe (Tuesdays 2-3.30pm) 
  • Counselling (note: waiting list closed currently due to volume)

Men's Shed

Men's Shed provides men with a safe and friendly space to to learn and share skills together. Shoulder-to-shoulder support is available as well as opportunities to work on community projects.
Men's Shed: 10am-4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays behind Clayton House, Littleham

Community Craft Room

The Community Craft Room provides men and women with a welcoming and supportive environment to learn and share a variety of craft skills. Individuals can bring their own projects or turn up and try something new.                                               Craft Room: 10am-3.30pm Wednesdays at the Old Gospel Hall, Hamilton Road


Haven is based in Exmouth Community College and provides mental health & emotional wellbeing support for 11-15 year olds including:

  • 1:1 Mentoring and Group Sessions
  • Lunchtime 'Safe Space' Hub
  • Enhanced Transition Support for Year 6 young people

Referrals for Haven need to come via Exmouth Community College


Service access criteria: Anyone can access our services
Arts and creative classes
Food banks
Benefits advice and assessment
Activities for older people
Arts and creativity
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Mental health support
Homelessness support
Family support groups and organisations
Connecting with others
Preventative services for children and young people
Helping with money
Information and advice
Mental health
Services for older people
Social prescribing
Support with housing
Youth support
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: social isolation, homeless, mental health, food, support, friendship