Local Services for Disabled People

Local services for disabled people
If there are any services we have not included in this section that you think others might find useful, please let us know by using the contact us part of the website.

Many thanks.

Education and training
Adult education – run courses during the day and the evening for people to learn new skills, both work related, life skills, qualifications and hobbies.

South Hams ACL
Contact: Ruth Newman
Address: The Mansion, 36 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP
Phone: 0845 155 1014
Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/text/index/socialcarehealth/adultlearning

Plymouth ACL
Address: Enrol on a course face to face at Plymouth Guildhall PL1 2DA Monday to Thursday 9am -5pm
Phone: 01752 660713
Website: http://www.plymouthoncourse.com

Sharpham estate
Offers horticultural and conservation experience and training.
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT
Phone: 01803 732542
Website: www.sharphamtrust.org

Education, training and support for disabled people.
Address: The Pluss Organisation
2nd Floor, Basepoint Business Centre,
Yeoford Way, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8LB
Phone: 0800 334 5525
Website: www.pluss.org.uk

Carer’s services

Carers Link
Carers provide unpaid support for family, partners or friends who need help because they are ill, frail or have a disability.
Address: Westbank Community Health and Care Ltd, The Healthy Living Centre, Farm House Rise, Exminster, Devon EX6 8AT
Phone: 08456 431 341
Website: www.devoncarerslink.org

Dartmouth Caring
Address: c/o The Medical Practice, 35 Victoria Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9RT
Phone: 01803 839354
Website: www.dartmouthcaring.co.uk

Ivybridge Caring
Offers befriending and sitting service and practical help
Contact: Sue Lavender, Val Carmichael or Carol Beeson
Address: Room 8, The Watermark, Ivybridge (Wednesday
2pm - 4.30pm, Thursday 9.30am - 12pm)
Phone: 0779 1239357
Website: www.ivybridgecaring.co.uk

Modbury Caring
Transport to and from medical appointments, for donations.
Contact: Hazel Osbourne
Phone: 01548 830118
Website: www.modburyhealthcentre.co.uk

Saltstone Caring
Kingsbridge based support, transport, shopping, and dog walking.
Contact: Lisa Butcher
Address: Saltstone Caring Limited, Quay House, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge
Phone: 01548 854588
Website: www.saltstonecaring.org.uk

Totnes Caring
Address: Totnes Caring, The Loft, Totnes Community Hospital, Coronation Road, Totnes TQ9 5GH
Phone: 01803 865684
Website: www.totnescaring.org.uk


Citizen’s Advice Bureau (South Hams)
Phone: General Enquiries:
08444 111 444. Mon-Thurs 10-4


Drop in:

Totnes Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Mon-Thurs 10-1 & 2-4
Ivybridge Watermark Centre, Mon 10-1
Kingsbridge Quay House, Weds 10-11
Townstal Community Hall, Weds 10-11
Dartmouth Clinic, Mayor’s Ave Weds 2–3
Appointments available at each venue above
A short 10 minute interview will take place before an appointment is made.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/southhamscab

Dartmouth Library
All library services
Address: Flavel Hall, Flavel Place, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND
Phone: 01803 832 502
Website: www.devon.gov.uk/dartmouth_library.htm

Devon Disability Network
Run for and by disabled people to campaign for more equal lives.
Contact: Diane Silcock
Address: Isca House, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DS
Phone: 01392 459222
Website: www.livingoptions.org

Devon Virtual Carers Centre
Carers advice and support
Contact: Liz (Ivybridge) Rob (Totnes) Maxine (rest of South Hams)
Phone: 08456 434435
Website: http://www.devoncarerscentre.org.uk

Kingsbridge Library
All library services
Address: Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1EB
Phone: 01548 852315
Website: www.devon.gov.uk/index/culturetourism/libraries/yourlocallibrary/south_hams_libraries/kingsbridge_library.htm

Living Options

Advice, campaigning and information for disabled people and people with sensory impairments


Address: Isca House, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DS

Phone: 01392 459222

Website: http://www.livingoptions.org/


Old School Community Centre

Library services, lunch club, community centre, café.


Address: Totnes Road, South Brent, DEVON TQ10 9BP

Phone: (01364) 72700

Website: http://www.southbrent.co.uk/


South Brent community Library

Library Services


Address: Totnes Road, South Brent, DEVON TQ10 9BP

Phone: (01364) 72700

Website:  http://www.southbrent.co.uk/



Totnes Library

Offers all library services


Address: 27A High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NP

Phone: 01803 862210

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/totnes_library


Watermark (Ivybridge)

Library services, tourist information, cinema, coffee shop


Address: Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ

Phone: 01752 892220

Website:  http://ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/


Practical help

Devon Care and Repair

Help with small jobs, e.g. Door chains, smoke alarms, small plumbing repairs, child safety locks.


Address: Invicta House, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2PF

Phone:  01752 856100 or 01237 424240

Website: http://www.i-futures.co.uk/careandrepair/devon







Address: Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HB

Phone: 0845 456 4566 (8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday)

Website:  http://www.motability.co.uk



Stagecoach south west

Accessible buses


Address: Stagecoach South West, Belgrave Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LB

Phone:  01392 427711 or disability helpdesk on 01392 88 97 49

E-mail:  devon.disabilityhelpdesk@stagecoachbus.com


Countryside motobility south west  

Hire all terrain mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible wheelyboats


Address: Countryside Mobility (South West), Living Options Devon, Isca House, Exeter, Devon EX2 8DS

Phone:  01392 456522

Website:  www.countrysidemobility.org


Ring and Ride (Totnes and Dartmouth)

Accessible bus to various towns in the region

Contact: Lesley

Address: Room 3, Foxhole, Dartington TQ9 6EB

Phone: 01803 867878 (between 10am and 12 noon Mon – Fri)

Website:  http://www.devon.gov.uk/text/index/transportroads/public_transport/community_transport/ring_and_ride/ring_ride_map/totnes_dart_map.htm


Ivybridge and District Community Transport


Address: Ivybridge and District Community Transport Association

Douro Court, Brook Road, Ivybridge PL21 0LS

Phone: 01752 690444

Website: http://www.idcta.co.uk/ring_and_ride.htm  



Leisure Services and hobbies


If you are disabled you can get a Buzz Card in the South Hams giving you concessionary discount on activities in council run leisure centres. You will need to provide proof of disability or show an HC1 exemption certificate. For those who require assistance in the pool through physical or mental impairment, carers go free (South Hams only). The cost of a Buzz Card is £2.


Quayside Leisure Centre

Leisure centre and swimming pool, Kingsbridge


Address: Ropewalk, Kingsbridge TQ7 1HH

Phone: 01548 857100

Website: www.toneleisure.co.uk


Ivybridge Leisure Centre

Leisure centre and swimming pool


Address: Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SL

Phone: 01752 896999

Website: www.toneleisure.co.uk


Totnes pavilion

Leisure centre and swimming pool


Address: Borough Park Road, Totnes TQ9 5JG

Phone: 01803 862992 or 01803 847615

Website: www.toneleisure.co.uk


Dartmouth Leisure CentreContact:

Address: Wessex Way Dartmouth TQ6 0JL

Phone: 01803 837010

Website: www.toneleisure.co.uk


Walk and talk

Wheelchair accessible walks in Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, and Totnes

Contact: Kate Wright


Phone: 07920 786505 or 01822 813571

Websites:  www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk       www.devonpct.nhs.uk/Your_health/Walking_for_health.aspxr


Erme valley riding for the disabled

Contact: M Douglas

Address: The Brook, Yolland Brook, Ugborough Road, Devon PL21 0HG

Phone: 01752 894348

Website:  www.ridingatthebrook.co.uk



Volunteering and Work


South Hams Community and Voluntary Services (CVS)

Contact: Simon Heyes

Address: The Cottage, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

Phone:  01803 862266 

E-mail : cvs@southhamscvs.org.uk 

Website:  www.southhamsVA.org


Totnes Job Centre Plus

Contact: Disability Employment Adviser

Address: Westward house, New Walk, Totnes TQ9 5WA

Phone: 0845 6043719

Website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Jobseekers/ContactJobcentrePlus/DG_186347          or



Plymouth Old Tree Court Jobcentre Plus


Address: Old Tree Court, 64 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0AJ

Phone: 0845 6043719

Website: http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk/homepage.aspx?sessionid=bfdb336a-28d0-4c81-b404-a98b9c4ca8d1&pid=4


Brixham Job Centre Plus


Address: Decca House, 28 New Road, Brixham TQ5 8NB

Phone: 0845 6043719

Website:  http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk/homepage.aspx?sessionid=bfdb336a-28d0-4c81-b404-a98b9c4ca8d1&pid=4