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National Domestic Violence Helpline

The National Domestic Violence Helpline is for women experiencing domestic violence, and for their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The helpline offers advice and support and how to get a refuge place.
Women who become homeless because of abuse, violence or threats may be able to get a place in a refuge at a secret address. If you don’t feel safe in your own area, you may be able to go to a women’s refuge in another part of the country.
24 hour helpline


Formerly North Devon Women’s Aid, NDADA supports all sections of our community with a range of services for women, men and children and young people.  They also offer safe, temporary accommodation to women in need of refuge.  Children in the refuge are supported by a Children and Young People’s worker.


North Devon Voluntary Services support voluntary, community and social enterprise type groups across North Devon. Local projects include:

  • Befriending
  • Shopping
  • Gardening
  • Dog walking
  • Wheel chair escorts
  • Transport



North Devon Car Scheme

Providing door to door lifts to eligible passengers to help them live normal lives. EG to the hospital, doctors, shopping, visiting friends etc.
People who use the service have:

  • no access to suitable transport
  • a temporary or permanent disability
  • find it difficult to access public transport

Passenger payments reimburse expenses only.
Telephone lines are open:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 1pm; Friday 10am – 12noon


North Devon Care & Repair

Home improvement agency offering advice and assistance to older people (60+) and disabled people of any age, who are home owners, private tenants and who need to repair, adapt or improve their homes. Advice on technical aspects of the work, finding reliable builders and arranging estimates, overseeing the work, ways of funding the work, benefit entitlement.