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General help

North Devon Liberal Democrats

Please call our dedicated Covid-19 Hotline number: 07900 852841

Your local Councillor or other active ward representative will get in touch with you and aim to give you the support you need, even if it’s just for a chat.

One Barnstaple

One Barnstaple is working in partnership with local statutory, voluntary and community services, community groups and residents to help coordinate the support needed in our local area during this current Covid-19 situation.

They are working with the existing community Facebook support groups to assist them in coordinating volunteers.

If you would like to offer your time as a volunteer please sign up using this form.

Barnstaple Coronavirus Support Network Facebook Group 

"This group is available for the residents of Barnstaple to reach out to each other for support during the Coronavirus outbreak. We currently have approximately 100 volunteers across the whole of Barnstaple, supporting those individuals and families in isolation. Within this group there will be friends, family, neighbours who might need a little more support; emotionally, or if they are needing to self-isolate.
Within this group you can give your services to others who need help, in the form of: collecting shopping; collecting prescriptions; urgent supplies; or even by having a friendly, welcome phone call to someone in isolation. Or if you are in isolation, you can post onto the group to find support from a neighbour.
This group is working alongside the Barnstaple Town Council and One Barnstaple to ensure support is provided to every individual resident of Barnstaple.
BCSN is continuing to grow rapidly because of the support and kindness shown by all of its members. Come and join us!"

Age Concern

New home visit assessments are currently paused, however phone enquiries are welcome. Current volunteers are continuing to assist within government guidelines. New referrals and enquiries are asked to make contact by phone or email. Phone 01271 324488 or email during office hours:  Mon - Thurs 9.30am to 4pm, or Fri 9.30am to 1pm.  Please note the office is not currently open to the public. 

Save Westacott Park

Unofficial group where individual aid is being offered between residents nearby. See the Save Westacott Park Facebook page for more information.

Live at Home Scheme

Scheme to help prevent isolation and loneliness. Members can access the services in the Barnstaple area as you can see in the attached leaflet. At the minute all groups have been suspended apart from the telephone befriending service.  This enables them to keep in contact with members and perhaps organise someone to do shopping etc at this time if they have no one else. If anyone could benefit from this service they can sign up as members over the phone and be added to the telephone befriending list.  Please note that the office is open Tuesday to Friday.

Tel. 01271 321574

Mobile. 07925 127005



COVID-19 Barnstaple and surrounds community support group

Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple

Information and updates from the church is available on the website. The church is also offering a connecting and befriending service by phone
operated by Grosvenor Church and Neighbourhood Chaplains:

Grosvenor Church Barnstaple Neighbourhood Champions - connect and befriend through a phone call 07452 977932

St John the Baptist Church Hall, Newport 

Although the church hall is closed for its usual activities, it can be used for community provision at this time. If a community group needs to use it for supporting residents, please contact Rev. Dodwell at

The Barnstaple Memory Café

The Barnstaple Memory Café supports people living with dementia and their carers and loved ones. It normally meets on the first and third Friday of the month at the Library but the lockdown has seen it change into a twice monthly friendly phone call to members . 

The are looking to reopen the Barnstaple Memory Cafe at Barnstaple Library with effect from Friday 2nd October.  This will then happen on the first Friday of every month (subject to government guidance).

They have a Facebook group where members can keep in touch with each other and share pictures and stories.

Facebook: Barnstaple+South Molton Memory Cafe.


Phone: 07855 837077

Takeaway and delivery services in Barnstaple

Below are details of takeaway and delivery services available in the town - for full details on services available and costs please contact the individual business as conditions vary.

Cafes and Restaurants
    How to order
Product Service Facebook Telephone Website


Remote payment and collection


01271 342045


Charlie’s Cafe

Cake/ snacks

Collection or delivery


01271 329179


Claytons and The Glasshouse


Free food delivery and collection service. 12 – 3pm and 6pm – 9pm


01271 323311

Uber Eats

Jacks Snax


Take away, walk in and delivery service


07960 880203



    How to order
Product Service Facebook Telephone Website
The Crafty Beer Shop


Order online, free delivery 


Bake and Brew

Cake bakes

Delivery service





Grattons Butchers

Fresh meat

Delivery service


01271 342548


Small Spice & Herbs

Spices and herbs

Payment over the phone and postal service


07563 349456


Mrs Smudgers Kitchen

Special occasion cakes

Telephone / online payment possible delivery


01271 377706


Trevisick’s Pie Emporium


Pre-order, pay online and collect in store or home delivery


01271 267877



    How to order
Product Service Facebook Telephone Website
Barrow Clark

Furniture / home furnishings

Call for help


01271 323322


Blue Gallery

Art and Craft

Phone payments and postal service


01271 343536


Creature Comforts

Pet supplies

Next day delivery service



01271 323003


Home Sweet Home – the Kitchen Studio


Appointments via Skype, phone, emails and screen shares. Personal appointments


01271 267310



James Bishop Jewellery




01271 326438



Show van service – try before you buy!


01271 342578

Y Drive Taxis


Supermarket collection and deliver service


01271 326000



    How to order
Product Service Facebook Telephone Website
The Cove Boutique

Retro clothing

Online ordering


01271 600575


Anji Fashion

Women’s clothing

Online ordering, Free delivery


07971 686092

Evolution Clothing


Call for help


01271 321300

Tony the Butcher

fresh meat delivery available. Phone 07840 928243.

East and West Bakery

Bakery products, delivered via Tony the Butcher.  Phone 07840 928243.

Heddens of Woodtown

Place orders through Facebook is possible. Last orders by 10pm Wednesdays for delivery. Contact free delivery. Phone 07872 190744.