The Beacon Medical Centre

Social Care and Support

Find out about social care and support here.

NHS Resources

Comprehensive information about social care and support can be found on the NHS website

Care Direct

Devon County Council are responsible for Care Direct. an agency helping adults find the support needed to stay healthy, happy and independent

They can offer individualised advice and support to patients in Devon who wish to maintain their independence.If you are unsure what help you might need try their care and support online self-help tool

Visit their website.  You can get in touch via phone 0345 155 1007 or email


Pinpoint is a signposting service to community support and advice for young adults, families, working age adults and older adults. Some of the ways they can help

  • Living well
    • Help with money, legal and relationship matters
  • Staying healthy
    • Ways to get fit, eat more healthily, get support for addictions
  • Getting out and about
    • Advice on mobility and transport, directing people to local groups and hobbies
  • Help at home
    • Help with maintaining your home, looking after pets, household activities
  • Work and Education
    • Find out how to get back to learning, employee rights, volunteer opportunities
  • Staying safe
    • Information about housing, making your home safe, supporting victims of crime

Visit their website for more information

Date published: 7th June, 2020
Date last updated: 8th June, 2020