Independent Living Services

Transport/Hire of Minibus, Wheelchair hire and other similar equipment: Taking people to medical appointments or other appointments with wheelchair transport if required. We ask for a small donation towards cost of transportation for every request. Vehicle/equipment hire rates to be agreed on booking. For pricing, please call our office on 01392 879009.
Shopping – one to one and fortnightly trips: If you need a helping hand, company or transport to local shops or supermarket we can help and accompany you. £7.30 per half hour – £14.60 per hour + an added mileage charge of 0.45p per mile, this includes transport to the shops and home again, with your shopping. Start Time: 9am onwards finish time: 4.30pm Monday – Friday Only.  Regular fortnightly trips on alternate Monday’s to Sainsbury’s or Tesco: £5.80 per trip Start Time: 9am onwards Finish time: 1.00pm.
Nail Service: Held at Nancy Potter House in Topsham or various GP surgeries. (£13 one-off first payment for clippers; £9.50 for each clinic booking, £14.50 for all home visits.) Start Time: 9.15am onwards Finish time: 4.00pm Monday – Friday Only.
Telephone contact, befriending, emotional support & pastoral care: Daily or weekly calls from a volunteers or member of staff for people who would like a friendly chat or bit of social contact or find it difficult get out. Pastoral care and emotional support from Rev. Louise Grace of St. Margaret’s Church; to book an appointment ring Rev. Louise direct on 01392 873188 or 07779 585908.
Information on entitlement for government allowances: Help with completing forms for those who are unsure of their entitlements to benefits such as Attendance Allowance.
Lunch Club: Mondays & Thursdays: Held at Nancy Potter House in Topsham. £7.50 per head for two courses plus tea/coffee. Transport can be provided for an extra £2.00. To attend please book with the office. Start Time: 11.45am onwards Finish time: 1.45.pm
‘Stretch Your Eyes’ outings:  Open to all clients but especially welcoming our less mobile and more socially isolated clients to get out and about. Prices from £10 to £20 depending on the outing.  Trips usually twice a month – for more details or to book a place contact the office.  Start Time: 10am onwards Finish time: 4.00pm Monday – Friday Only.
IT Training 6 week Courses: Fortnightly sessions on Wednesday mornings on how to use Computers and new technology e.g. iPads and Tablets.  Phone to book a place on our 6 weeks course 01392 879009 Start Time: 10am until 11am – 11:15 – 11:45 Drop in Sessions.
Friendship Memory Café: 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, at Nancy Potter House:  Everyone welcome to pop in, have a cuppa and a chat. (50p per cup) Start Time: 10am Finish time: 12.00pm.
Estuary’s Men’s Activities and Social Club: Monthly outings and social meets for men in the community to be able to get to know each other and be able to go out to watch a football match, rugby game or a game of pool.
It’s Fun to Sing and Dance: Mondays monthly at Nancy Potter House– two fun groups to join, one singing by and with pupils from three local schools and the second seated dance exercise to keep those joints supple – all welcome to join us. Start Time: 10.30 am until 11:30am.
Craft Sewing Group – every Thursday in the café at the hub. Come and chat/talk and share with fellow ladies your skills and enjoy making items by sewing, knitting etc.
Card Making Craft Group – every other Tuesday in the Weston room 10.30am until 12.00 turning Christmas cards into gift tags and other wonderful creative making activities.
Christmas Day Lunch: Held at Nancy Potter House where we provide a lovely meal, festive fun and laughter…and a visit from Father Christmas. Details available in October. Start Time: 11am onwards Finish time: 3.00pm. Transport can be provided.