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Elderly Care

The Silver Line Helpline

A free, confidential telephone service just for older people. They provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call free on: 0800 4 70 80 90

Care Direct

If you need to talk to someone to get some support or advice, please contact or call 0345 155 1007.

Devon Carers

They provide unpaid carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role.

Helpline: 03456 434 435

Their helpline is available Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm and on Saturday 9am-1pm. They are closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

Steady On Your Feet

People over 65 have a 1 in 3 chance of falling this year, and falls can often lead to hospital admissions. The majority of these falls can be prevented. 

'Steady On Your Feet' is a campaign led by the NHS and local authorities to help increase confidence and reduce the risk of falls. Their advice, guidance and resources are designed for anyone worried about feeling unsteady on their feet. They aim to equip people with simple tips to stay active, independent and safe during everyday activities.

Click here to follow a simple and effective guide to self-assess your risk factors (pdf).

The Filo Project

The Filo Project supports individuals across Devon and Somerset who are socially isolated, many experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss.

They offer high quality day care for small groups of older people.

Each day is provided by a host, and is situated in the intimate setting of the host's own home.

At a stage of life where many older people find themselves often excluded, the Filo Project provides a time and space where clients can engage in valued and valuable social roles and connectedness.

For more information, please click here to access the Filo Project website.

Please see below for a list of other useful links and resources. Also please visit our self-help apps page to download helpful & relevant apps.