Support at Home

If you are in need of a little extra help at home following a stay in hospital, an illness or injury, The British Red Cross offers a Support at home service

This is available in North Devon and Torridge on a short-term basis (up to six weeks), providing  support for people with everyday tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, and using local services. If you would like to know more please ring 01271 318086 or email:

For Cornwall patients: Referrals can be made over the phone to the Support At Home Team on 01209 614 929 or via secure email to

For the short term loan of mobility aids including wheelchairs:

call 01271 318083 for Devon patients

or 01209 614 928 for Cornwall patients or alternatively call the Truro branch of British Red Cross on 01872 267953.

If you are struggling to get the help you need, please ask to speak to one of our Social Prescribers.