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Adult social care is about supporting and assisting people who cannot manage alone due to severe illness, frailty, disability or vulnerability. It enables people to live as independently as possible in their own homes or with their family or friends.

This section contains many useful web-addresses and telephone numbers



NHS EnglandWhat you need to know about how your information could be used                                                                  
Summary Care Records  


NHS Northern, Eastern  and Western Devon CCGAdvice for Staying Healthy 
Patient UK a wealth of information on health and disease with many good leaflets 
Arthritis Careall aspects of living with arthritis incl. childhood arthritis, advice for carers, support groups etc 0800 5200 520
Asthma UKample information incl. on triggers 0300 222 5800
British Heart Foundationall aspects of heart related problems, illustrated answers most commonly asked questions, information for carers 
Fibromyalgia UKFighting for Freedom from Fibromyalgia 

Heart UK The Cholesterol Charity

High Cholesterol - expert support, guidance and education

Plymouth Guild information on services and projects for support and advice in Plymouth 
Mens Health Forumall subjects relating to mens' health incl. diet, exercise, heart problems, prostate problems and many more 
ReConnect2LifeReconnect2Life is an interactive programme to help you look at your pain and how it affects you
Well woman  
Plymouth Online DirectoryA website that provides welfare, health and social care for adults, young people and families 
LiveWell PlymouthPlymouth Community Healthcare supporting people to be safe and well at home 


NHS Bowel Cancer ScreeningWho is eligible for bowel cancer screening?

0800 7076 060

Cervical Sceening Programme  
NHS Health ChecksThe NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. 
Breast Screening  



Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides help for children and young people and their families when the child or young person has a difficulty with their mental health.

01752 268011

Cumberland Centre  Minor Injuries Unit, 

01752 434400

Derriford Hospital 

01752 202082

Devon doctors Out of Hours Service 

0845 241 9130 

Mount Gould Hospital 

01752 434700

Royal Eye Infirmary 

01752 431648


Peninsula Treatment Centre 

01752 506070


St Lukes Hospice 

01752 401172

Nuffield Hospital 

01752 775861

NHS 111 


NHS Dental Helpline How to find an NHS dentist

0300 311 2233

NHS Emergency Dental Care How to access a dentist in an emergency or out of hours


patient transport information

The local SPOC will assess, book and advise patient what options are available, such as:

Public Transport

Friends/Relatives/Own Car


Voluntary car schemes

NHS Patient Transport

 Patients must meet criteria before transport can be booked.

Most transport will require a payment and some patients will be able to claim a refund.

01752 431954

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. They listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen.

 0800 520 0640
Plymouth City Council Blue Badge Scheme 

01752 668000

Plymouth City Council Dial a Ride

Door to door transport anywhere within Plymouth for elderly and disabled residents

01752 600633

Thinking of Getting a Tattoo

You must be 18 years old 

Use a registered tattooist and report illegal tattooists

For more information on registered tattooist visit:

 01752 304147
SHiP - Sexual Health PlymouthThey provide free and confidential sexual health, contraception and HIV services in Plymouth

01752 431124 

The ZoneThe Zone offers a wide range of information, advice and support services for 13 - 25 year olds in Plymouth and the surrounding area

01752 206626

BrookFree & confidential information for under 25s

0808 802 1234

The Eddystone TrustThe Eddystone Trust offers discreet, confidential HIV and sexual health services 

0800 328 3508

Plymouth Pharmacies in the EHC schemeproviding free emergency hormonal contraception to women aged 13-19 years 


Head SpacePeer 2 Peer Mental Health Support07890 257614
Teenage Cancer Trustinformation and support for teenagers and young adults with cancer 
Weight Loss Resourcesinformation about losing weight, dieting, healthy eating 
Macmillangeneral information and support for all kinds of cancer

0808 808 0000

RELATE Plymouth 

01752 213131

The Samaritans 

08457 9090 90

My New HairWe provide public advice, and support a national network of independent salons and professionals who provide a wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss 
Adult Social Care Plymouth

Adult social care is about supporting and assisting people who cannot manage alone due to severe illness, frailty, disability or vulnerability. It enables people to live as independently as possible in their own homes or with their family or friends.

01752 668000

Family MattersFamily matters is a charitable organisation that families can refer themselve to if they need help

01752 606826

AGE UK Plymouth 

01752 665424

CRUSE Bereavement Care 

0808 808 1677

Plymouth Options

Plymouth Options is a city wide service for adults in Plymouth with common problems such as anxiety and depression. They are based in the City Centre on Exeter Street.

01752 435419

Domiciliary Eye Care ServiceFor those unable to visit a practice unaided due to physical or mental disability

01752 660087

Smoke Free PlymouthFor those unable to visit one of the clinics at the practice smoke free Plymouth provides free sessions.

01752 314040

The Pensioners and Fifty Plus Action Group

They invite anyone over the age of 50 to come to meetings to see what they do, perhaps the speakers, forthcoming social activities, friendliness of the group or the tea and biscuits will persuade them to become members. Visitors and guests can come to three of the monthly meetings before deciding to join although many do become members at the first meeting, details can be obtained by contacting the secretary Mrs Margaret

01752 350498

Harbour Drug & Alcohol Services

Harbour is there to help anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs and alcohol by providing information, education, assessment and care co-ordination.

They manage community based treatment services and work together with other services, voluntary, private and public, to see that every available option to address individual needs is explored.

01752 434343

Gambling HelpResources and Information for people in Plymouth 
Memory CafeMemory Café events are held at various libraries across the city. To find your nearest event click on the link.


 Simply CounsellingThey provide counselling for individuals, couples, stroke survivors, heart patients, their carers and their families in the Plymouth area. They are a Plymouth based community interest company, committed to improving the welfare of the people of Plymouth and the surrounding areas. 01752 560900
Wolseley Trust

Helping people and organisations from our area providing services from our Wolseley Community Resource Building and Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre plus community infrastructure support by way of finance, advice and support.

The Healthy Futures service works with most GP practices in Plymouth.  Please get in touch with us or ask at your GP surgery to find out if we are working with them.  

The service is also available to people living in the Wolseley Trust’s area of benefit. Please click here to view our catchment area

07305 492193
Womens Aid Free and confidential support services for women and their children living in the Plymouth area. Advice re domestic abuse.

01752 252033

24-hour National Domestic Violence



0808 2000 247

Devon and Cornwall Police - Domestic Abuse


Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services

0800 458 2558

Refuge: 01752 562286 

Live ChatA web-based support service that will be available to victims in Devon and Cornwall 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is anonymous, confidential and free to use. Visit or visit the Victim Care website


Witness Care Unitsupport and advice for victims or witnesses to an offence of domestic abuse where the perpetrator has been charged to court


AhimsaAhimsa is a domestic violence project based in Plymouth, England

01752 213535

Devon MaleSpecialist services for men who experience domestic violence

0345 155 1074


ChildLine is a service which is provided by the NSPCC. The ChildLine website only has content written directly for children and young people.

0800 11 11

Victim Supportemotional and practical support for domestic abuse victims

0808 031 8178

SALT SouthwestSexual Abuse survivors listening therapy

01752 600599

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