Help and support from North Devon Council during lockdown
If you or anyone you know is vulnerable and unable to be self-sufficient or get help from family, friends and neighbours during lockdown, North Devon Council can help.
Working alongside local community support organisation One Northern Devon and our town and parish councils, NDC is helping to co-ordinate a range of services for those most in need. This includes:
- helping people who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable to register on the government website to qualify for help
- help with grocery orders and deliveries
- collection and delivery of medication
- transport to medical and hospital appointments using local taxi firm Driving Miss Daisy
- financial support for those in serious hardship
- friendly ear phonecalls to ease social isolation
We have a dedicated phoneline and webform to contact us. The number to call is 01271 388280 and the online form is at my.northdevon.gov.uk/service/Request_for_assistance.
Please don’t leave requests until the last minute as we need at least two working days’ notice because the service relies on volunteers and so cannot react any more quickly than that.
The support service is available Monday-Friday during normal working hours.
More information on the help and support available is at www.northdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus/communities-and-voluntary-sector-support
For more information go to www.northdevon.gov.uk/live-love-local