We are a registered charity whose aim is to promote the independence, physical and mental well-being of older, isolated or vulnerable people living in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the surrounding area.
We do so by providing services not normally available through statutory agencies.
Our services are delivered by a team of volunteers, keen to provide friendship and support to those who need it. Our volunteers have the opportunity of using their life skills and experiences, finding fulfilment in making a difference.
The benefits of this service can be an improved sense of well-being and reduced feelings of isolation, as well as the preservation of independence for as long as possible, this can delay or avoid the need to move into a retirement home or become institutionalised.
We are a local registered charity. We have a small office team and our funding is primarily from donations, with a limited amount from statutory or public organisations.
We endeavour to provide the best possible care for our clients in the community. We have built working relationships with other care providers and organisations in the community to deliver this.
Where Kingsbridge and Saltstone Caring are unable to help, we will always seek to signpost to other organisations that can provide the support required. KASC works closely with health professionals to ensure clients have access to all the support that is available to them. Part of our volunteers’ remit is to feed back any concerns so that we can seek help where appropriate.
Our volunteers receive initial and on-going training and therefore improve their own skills and knowledge over time. If you want to find out more about volunteering or know someone who could benefit from our services call us on 01548 854588. You can also download and complete a Volunteer Application form or a Client Referral form from the links below.
Examples of support
We offer a range of services to our clients including, but not limited to, the following:
- Befriending and companionship
- Shopping or assisting with a shopping trip
- Local outings, eg. a trip to a coffee shop, the memory cafe or a garden centre
- Accompanied transport to social activities
- Carer relief
- Signposting to other helpful organisations
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