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Acorn Community Support


Acorn Community Support is a voluntary group working in the Teign Valley and Cheriton Bishop to provide care, support and comfort to those in need. We aim to provide services that improve quality of life and enable users to live at home independently with dignity and privacy.
We work in partnership with the Teign Valley and Cheriton Bishop Practice of doctors and social care professionals to relieve sickness, preserve health and complement the medical services provided.

Acorn can help in many ways for example:

By providing transport to NHS appointments including to the doctor, dentist, hospital and chiropodist.

By collecting prescriptions from local surgeries.

By lending equipment e.g. wheelchairs.

By providing assistance with such things as shopping, benefit advice, etc.

By providing support for carers, the terminally ill and families.

We also have many activities that you may be interested in:

Acorn Tuesday Coffee Morning
On alternate Tuesdays we have arranged a 'drop in' coffee morning between 10.00 and 12.00 at Strawberry Hill, Dunsford. If you would like to attend and have difficulty getting there we can probably help, call Jackie on 01647 252701


Dunsford Wednesday Coffee Morning
A “drop in” coffee morning held every Wednesday in the Dressing Room at Dunsford Village Hall, from October to April, where anyone can come along at any time between 10.30 and 12 noon to enjoy coffee and biscuits have a chat and meet and make friends. There is a book exchange table and an opportunity to swap useful information. For further information please contact either Betty Short 01647 252820 or Margaret Barker on 01647 252622.

Cheriton Lunch Club
We meet once a month (except in the summer months when we meet just once, for a cold buffet) and go to The Woodleigh Coach House Cafe at 12.30 p.m. where we have: Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding with all the trimmings, a dessert, and tea or coffee.  Vegetarian option available.  The cost is £6.50.  Transport can be arranged.  Contact Jean Martin on 01647 24586


Tuesday Lunch Club

On alternate Tuesdays we arrange trips to a local restaurant or pub for lunch for those who live alone or have difficulty getting out and about. It is a chance to enjoy the company of others, catch up on gossip and have a good meal in pleasant surroundings.  For more Information contact Liz Cameron on 01647 252044 or Hilary Mathieu on 01647 252701

Memory Café
Our Memory Cafe provides help and supports those who have memory problems and their carers in our area. All our volunteers have attended the training courses organized by the Memory Cafe Group. We meet on the second and last Thursday in the month at Strawberry Hill, Dunsford from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. For further information please telephone Margaret Barker on 01647 252622.


Acorn Walking Group
We have a walking group that meets when the conditions allow.  Walks are graded from 1 to 5, 1 being easy, 5 being the most challenging.  For more information or to put your name on the list please contact: Jane Morton on 01647 253005.


We run a trip to Sainsburys at Alphington Exeter on every week (Wednesdays and Thursdays). We use our minibus that can carry eight passengers.  Please contact Jackie on: 01647 252701 for details or Sylvia Tripp:- 01647 24267 if you live in Cheriton Bishop, Crockernwell or Tedburn St Mary



We have a 9-seater minibus. Our aim is to provide those aged 60 or over, those with disabilities and those who have difficulty using public transport with a low-cost, comfortable means of transport that has special facilities to help the disabled on and off the bus.  The minibus is also available to hire.  Please contact Jackie 01647 252701.


Excursions are arranged to various places such as Dartmoor, coastal resorts, garden centres, theatre and pub lunches.







Address: Acorn Community Support, The Surgery, Layne Fields, Christow, Exeter, EX6 7NY

Telephone number: 01647 252701

Registered Charity No 801533