Go North Devon’s Shopmobility service

The Shopmobility service open on an appointment system, with new opening times and procedures that will ensure the absolute safety of their clients, staff and volunteers.

Shopmobility provides the hire of wheelchairs and scooters for those who have mobility problems and who wish to independently access Barnstaple town centre facilities for a few hours or to hire portable equipment for a longer period of time. The service is available on an appointment system only, Monday to Friday 09.15 to 14.30 until further notice.

Due to social distancing measures there will be no access to the reception area, and all equipment will be brought out to clients under the canopy or to the carpark, depending on client preference.

A full list of their new operating procedures can be found on their website www.gonorthdevon.co.uk, or for further information telephone on 01271 328866.

The Shopmobility Centre can be found in Albert Lane, Barnstaple EX32 8RL

Go North Devon, Cancer-Care Car Service

Go North Devon are still providing a Cancer-Care Car service.  If you require this services please call the team on 01271 328866.

The telephone bookings line is open from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Information about the service is also available on the Cancer-Care Car Service pages of the website.

Stagecoach buses

Stagecoach South West is offering free travel for community volunteer groups delivering vital supplies across the county. Groups of volunteers delivering supplies in the South West, who would like to know more about free travel, should contact Aisha O’connor, Marketing Manager by email, at: aisha.oconnor@stagecoachbus.co.uk

Silver Line

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
We also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests, facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.