Covid-19: Advice for community groups and access to the latest online advice. 

Covid-19 Helpline: 0808 1963390

Please find below information about our newly launched Covid-19 helpline, aimed at supporting Devon's Parish and Town Councils, Community Buildings and Village Halls. 

You can now get in touch with our helpline by calling: 0808 1963390

A joint message from DALC, Devon Communities Together and Devon County Council and all of Devon’s district, city & borough councils.

Devon’s town and parish councils are at the heart of our communities.

Now more than ever, your role is vital in helping people through this coronavirus pandemic and DALC, Devon Communities Together, Devon County Council, along with all the district, city and borough councils in Devon will be with you every step of the way. We are committed to working together to give you the support you need to ensure that Devon’s communities get through this outbreak.

We have pledged to doing everything in our power to help you directly and to support our communities to find ways to respond quickly and positively for everyone’s benefit. 

We know what makes Devon special – it’s the people, and many of them have already leapt into action to offer help and to look out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours and those who may be self-isolating. 

Towns and parish councils are among those setting up volunteer schemes to ensure people receive essential support. We want to work alongside you to build on this and support the community response that’s being established.

We are going to develop a picture of what’s going on across Devon in order to share good practice. If you are already doing something in your local area or are establishing a community response group, or if you know of local initiatives, then please let us know by filling out this form so that we know where help is being offered.

On Monday 23rd, Devon Communities Together launched a COVID-19 helpline to support parish and town councils’ and the Devon Village Halls Network’s local community response and resilience activities. The helpline will be staffed 9am to 5pm on weekdays for the foreseeable future. Please telephone 0808 1963390 or 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk. Please also visit Devon Communities Together’s community resilience web page https://www.devoncommunities.org.uk/coronavirus-information.

We are in this together, and by standing shoulder to shoulder, we will get through this together.  

Together #WeAreDevon

Devon Communities Together is an independent charity engaged in a wide range of projects and services that support our vision of dynamic Devon communities shaping their own futures.

Our team is focused on inspiring, upskilling, training, supporting and advising groups and individuals to make changes and achieve positive outcomes for their communities. We work with a very broad range of people, from rural and coastal communities to more urban centres, and support them across a wide variety of areas including community buildings, community resilience, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, neighbourhood and community plans, sport and play, health and wellbeing and much more - but our work is always designed to help communities help themselves.

Devon Communities Together is part of the ACRE Network (Action with Communities in Rural England)

Acre member