Kingsbridge and Saltstone Caring

About us

We are a registered charity whose aim is to promote the independence, physical and mental well-being of older, isolated or vulnerable people living in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the surrounding area.

We do so by providing services not normally available through statutory agencies.

Our services are delivered by a team of volunteers, keen to provide friendship and support to those who need it. Our volunteers have the opportunity of using their life skills and experiences, finding fulfilment in making a difference.

The benefits of this service can be an improved sense of well-being and reduced feelings of isolation, as well as the preservation of independence for as long as possible, this can delay or avoid the need to move into a retirement home or become institutionalised.

Examples of support

We offer a range of services to our clients including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Befriending and companionship
  • Shopping or assisting with a shopping trip
  • Local outings, eg. a trip to a coffee shop, the memory cafe or a garden centre
  • Accompanied transport to social activities
  • Carer relief
  • Signposting to other helpful organisations

We run awareness, social and fundraising events throughout the year.

Service statistics
Usually replies in 20 hours
86% of referrals accepted
Service access criteria: Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the surrounding area; we do not deliver any clinical or domestic caring services;
Additional needs catered for:
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Key words - separate with a comma: Befriending, Social, Helping older people