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How can I get some support?

It couldn’t be easier, simply:
Pop into Seachange in Budleigh. If you need transport, just call 01395 446896 and we’ll arrange it; or call us and we can talk through what options might be helpful for you; or your GP or health professional might prescribe a visit to Seachange. Social Services can recommend you to us as well.

SeaConnections Cafe

SeaConnections Cafe

SeaConnections Cafe

With thanks to funding from generous benefactors, we are offering a welcome friendly space to connect with others. Complimentary drinks, no charge to attend.

A “special” lunch menu will be available to purchase from Launchpad or you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. Transport can be arranged, subject to availability, at a subsidised rate, but must be booked a week in advance.

Cost:

No charge but donations would be gratefully received.

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Hope programme

Supporting people with long-term health conditions to build confidence and learn how to manage their condition.

Helping Overcome Problems Effectively

The Hope Programme is a free course that supports you to manage your health & wellbeing and to explore what is important to you.

It is a great way to meet other people with shared experiences and engage in peer support. Courses are designed around a specific condition or group of people.

For information on available courses or to register your interest in a particular topic please follow the QR code, or contact your HOPE coordinator on:

Phone: 01395 446896

Email: kate.harrison@seachangedevon.org

Website: https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/...

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SeaSupport

Working together to keep your independence

Seachange is thrilled to introduce our new initiative SeaSupport, a home support service dedicated to providing personalised assistance whenever you require it. Our team of friendly and helpful home support assistants are delighted to tailor our services to meet your unique needs, whether it’s cleaning, laundry, shopping or meal planning, our dedicated team is ready to lend a helping hand.

We will charge a home assessment fee and hourly rate charges for our services, but any profit we generate goes back into the Seachange Charity. By choosing SeaSupport, you not only receive top-notch assistance but also support a cause that makes a meaningful impact.

Services offered by SeaSupport include:

- Cleaning and laundry services

- Personalised shopping assistance, including in-person or online shopping

- Light meal planning and preparation

- Accompaniment to medical or other appointments

- Walks and activities

All our Home Support Assistants hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate, ensuring your safety and peace of mind. Our fees include an hourly rate of £23.50 for the above services, along with a one-off charge for an initial consultation at home.

If you are ready to experience the convenience and care offered by SeaSupport, please contact our reception at 01395 446896 or email us at help@seachangedevon.org.

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Health and Wellbeing

Healthy and Wellbeing programme includes the development and roll out of a range of community led activities which to bring people together to make them feel happier and more connected.

Created in collaboration with local people, these activities are focussed on preventative approaches and are designed to complement existing services. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who facilitate the programme and are constantly working to improve what we offer.

Our staff and volunteers support our various target groups. These are:

  • Older people
  • Isolated people
  • People with long term health conditions
  • People with disabilities including physical and learning difficulties
  • People living unhealthy lifestyles
  • People suffering from mental health problems

Working with communities, the team delivers a range of activities aimed at reducing isolation, encouraging self care, increasing physical activity, promoting healthy eating, and maintaining mobility and independence.

Examples of the activities we run include:

  • Community allotment
  • Seated exercise classes
  • Health and nature walks
  • Back to cycling
  • Craft groups

Our Health and Wellbeing team is predominantly based in Budleigh, but covers a wide geographical area. Our Activity and Volunteer coordinators are:

Sarah Forde Volunteering Project Development Manager

Kate Harrison

Katheryn Hope


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General Support

We continue to support our community through and beyond these difficult times

As we come out of a difficult period, we understand the anxieties, stresses and financial insecurities you may be facing.

If this is the case, please reach out to us as there is a huge amount of emotional and financial support available for everyone in our community. Our lesson from the past two years is that many people feel they don't want to make contact as there may be "someone worse off" who needs the help. We assure you there is help and support for everyone, regardless of circumstance.

We have also heard and seen the most terrific amount of community sharing and support - this has been truly humbling. If you are in a position where you wish to offer support to others, please contact us where your position to help will be gratefully received.


If you are experiencing financial difficulties, we may be able to help pay towards some of your shopping, clothing or warm items.

For financial help: Budleigh Salterton Relief in Need
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Transport

We can bring you to Seachange or take you to activities and appointments elsewhere


We have a dedicated team of volunteers who provide transport to those who need it. Volunteers can collect you using the Seachange Bus, car or use their vehicles. All volunteers have undergone full DBS checks, are fully insured and have been inducted in safeguarding policies. Our vehicle can be specially adapted to carry wheelchairs.

The transport can be used for any wellbeing activity throughout the areas of Woodbury, Exmouth, Budleigh and surrounding villages. That may be but not limited to exercise classes, shopping or medical appointments. We can also provide transport to RDE Exeter.

The service is supported by donations given to the driver or Seachange reception.

The service is brilliantly organised by Micaela. Registration is requested upon first use of the service so we can best attend to your needs.

Did you know you may be able to claim back your donation for travel to medical appointments?

Reclaim travel expenses here
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Dementia Carers Support Group

Peer support and advice

Support

Devon Carers

We are here to give carers the support they need to care confidently, safely and effectively while maintaining their own health, wellbeing and independence. We provide information and advice and can help carers find support in their community and from local organisations. Our aim is to ensure all carers have choice, control, and a voice as expert partners in care.

Devon Carers is a FREE service aimed at providing support to unpaid carers.

You are a carer if you provide unpaid support for family or friends who need help because they are ill, frail, disabled or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

Devon Carers is commissioned jointly by Devon County Council and the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to provide support services and assessments to unpaid carers across Devon. We offer a range of carers support services from preventative advice and information to carers assessments and support planning under the Care Act 2014. Devon Carers, delivered by Devon-based charity Westbank Community Health and Care, supports over 20,000 unpaid carers across Devon through a range of support and services.

For the latest information about Devon Carers services and how they are delivered, please visit their website

Devon Carers Website
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Bereavement Support

In informal group run by those with lived experience


The Onion Group. Drop in for a cuppa and unload. This informal group talk, chat and laugh through their experiences when participants feel the need. Very much looking on the bright side of life this group regularly go out for meals but build relationships and trust.

The onion represents the layers of emotion shred through their experiences and new levels of happiness are found underneath.

Complimentary refreshments are provided.

Date and Time

1st and 3rd Monday of the month 15:30-16:30

Cost

Free

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Support Partners

If we can't help you directly, we know an organisation that will

We work with over a hundred other organisations, groups and charities to bring support to our community.

Here are just a few:

Give us a call and we can signpost you to the right organisation

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Meals cooked

1300

Volunteering hours completed

40,000

Visitors to Seachange per year

Can't find the right support?

Tell us, we might be able to develop support. If the answer lies elsewhere then we’ll help you find it, because we’re also a signposting service.

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