Volunteer Cornwall provide a free service for anyone coming out of hospital
who might need help with shopping, transport, safety at home and general
Anyone can refer someone or they can self-refer.
this pdf for more info.
Tel 0500 241952 (Self referral only)
Drugs advice. Free friendly service for confidential counselling.
Cornwall Carers Service (CCS) is a free information and support service,
commissioned by Cornwall Council, to provide support for informal and unpaid
Many people do not recognise themselves as Carers, but they give up their time
and energy to help someone who may not otherwise be able to manage the tasks
most of us manage as a matter of routine. The Carer may be someone looking after
a friend or neighbour, perhaps helping with a weekly shop or a husband or wife
looking after their partner who needs more hands on help in order to manage day
to day activities.
Anybody can refer themselves to the service by calling the helpline which is run
by Age UK on 01872 266383. A Carer Support worker will then contact them to
arrange an appointment to visit at a time and venue best suited to the Carer.
They will work with them to ensure that they are getting everything that they
and their cared for are entitled to, for example disability benefits like
Attendance Allowance or a Blue Badge. They can offer help with form filling,
signpost to other agencies or offer community drop in's, whatever is needed for
each individual situation wherever possible.
Other partners include;
• Age UK Cornwall bringing expertise in running help lines, advocacy and support
• Disability Cornwall bringing expertise in supporting all people disadvantaged
Amongst the partnership they have a dedicated Forum and Events Co-ordinator and
specialist support workers including, learning disabilities, autism, young adult
carers, dementia and Black Minority Ethnic.
We hope you find their website
www.cornwallcarers.org.uk useful and they will be working hard to ensure it
is a valuable and meaningful resource for Carers across Cornwall.
If you cannot find the information you need on this site please feel free to
ring the helpline;
01872 266383 (Open Mon to Fri, 8:00am to 6:00pm)
If required the helpline can arrange for one of the Support Workers to contact
you who can, if you wish, visit you at home.
Come to the Surgery and meet Nic Mevan our carer support worker every
Thursday 9:00-13:00 for advice and information.
T.A.P. Patient transport
This brings access to all the voluntary patient transport services under one
For anyone needing non-urgent transport for a Hospital or Doctors appointment.
Facilities for walking frame and wheelchair users.
A charge is payable.
Treliske Hospital advice page on Travel to Hospital
How to claim help with travel expenses and more local detail
Carers' Support Worker Project, Mental Health,
(Cornwall Social Services)
Are you caring for an adult with a mental health problem? You may contact a Carers' Support Worker on 01209 613456 for advice and information.
Domiciliary Dental Service
Michael G Liedtke
Rose Cottage, Mitchell, Newquay,
Cornwall, TR8 5AX
Tel/Fax 01872 510059
This information does change from time to time. Please contact the Practice
manager with any errors or updates.
26 August 2015