Dawlish is here to help

The current coronavirus pandemic is worrying for everyone in our community. Dawlish Town Council is working with several local organisations to produce and distribute this information leaflet to help with questions you may have about who to contact locally.

Things are changing day by day and information is correct at the time of printing.

You might be asking various questions about who to contact for what and we hope this information will help you.

What actions can I take?

Keep up to date on current health advice – take a look at these useful websites which are regularly updated:

As the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor has said: ‘We all have a crucial part to play. This is a mild disease in most people. But it is paramount that we do everything possible to protect ourselves, to protect others, and protect the NHS.’

Advice about the length of self-isolation and who should isolate is changing – so follow the latest NHS advice to help stop the spread of the virus.


Latest Updates

HITS foodbank requests – 27th March

HITS foodbank requests – 27th March

Specific requests for the foodbank drop-off points in Sainsbury's and One-Stop - looking for donations of tinned meals (e.g. ravioli, beans and sausages), UHT milk and UHT fruit juice, squash, jam/honey, bars of soap, tinned vegetables. Many thanks for all your much...

Why not ring a family member or neighbour or friend you trust, who can arrange to collect shopping for you should you need it? They should put it on your doorstep

If you are well and mobile, ring a friend or neighbour to offer help collect shopping for them if they become ill. Follow Government advice about going out.

If you want to volunteer to help others locally – call Assist Teignbridge on 01626 888321 and give your name, address, contact number and email. Assist Teignbridge are co-ordinating volunteer help to get the maximum benefit for our community in the crisis. They will call you when needed.

Need to contact the Citizens’ Advice Bureau?

If you need to contact the Citizens’ Advice Bureau they are no longer holding drop ins at the Manor House – they can be contacted on: 03444 111 444 or at www.citizensadviceteignbridge.org.uk


Pharmacy services

Free Home Delivery Service by Dawlish Warren Pharmacy – new patients can be taken on ONLY if a prescription for the new patient is sent to them by a GP. Tel: 01626 863649


Our Community

If you are ill or self-isolating, unable to get out and need food/meals:

In addition to known local takeaways, some local businesses are now offering delivery or collection services.

These arrangements may change at short notice. They will tell you how to pay. These are only some of the local businesses – share details of others you know about with friends or family.

  • Ugly Duckling – delivery of cold roast plus pudding Mon/Wed/Fri £10 inc delivery – 01626 437343
  • Mei Lai – online and phone orders only. Delivery and collection. For collection must wait in car and food will be put on bonnet or roof 01626 86222
  • Strand Community Centre – Meal delivery for elderly and vulnerable Tel: 01626 889038
  • Sea Breeze fish and chips open 5-8 for orders (also selling bags of potatoes) 01626 888578
  • Geralds – free delivery to elderly and in need 01626 862090
  • Poppadums Health Food – free deliveries – 01626 863128
  • Ryder’s Bakery – free delivery service – 01626 889395
  • Powderham Farm shop – delivery – 01626 891883
  • Jens Sweet Shop – Free delivery of all sweets, chocolates etc. 01626 259239
  • Methodist Church Wednesday and Sunday – takeaway meals/home delivery – 07770 882 047
  • The Sweetie Co in Dawlish are currently delivering sweets and treat boxes with free delivery to Dawlish, Starcross and Teignmouth. Full menu on Facebook page or website where you can also place your order: www.thesweetieco.co.uk Www.facebook.com/thesweetiecodevon
  • Lloyd Maunder butchers on the Strand currently still open and taking preferably contactless payments only 01626 863150


If you need help with getting things delivered:

  • Kemps Cabs 01626 888111
  • Teign taxis 01626 391000

If you need transport and are unable to use public transport:

  • Call Dawlish Community Transport 01626 888890

If you are self-isolating and want to chat to someone:

  • Assist Teignbridge (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) – 01626 888321
  • Open Daw – Weekdays 10am until 12 noon – 07515 882 946 follow @opendaw on Facebook for updates
  • Roots Community Enhancement – 07931 225680 @rootscommunityenhancement on Facebook
  • Churches: Mark Jones, Dawlish Christian Fellowship and ROC Dawlish: 07729 998 334 Father Mark, Roman Catholic: St. Agatha’s 01626 774640, Church of England: 01626 867386
  • Living Options Devon Time to Talk service for people with disabilities or long term health conditions 0300 303 3691

If you are in crisis and genuine financial need for food:

  • ROC Dawlish in conjunction with HITS are operating a temporary foodbank ring 0772 9998 334.
    Deliveries will be arranged without any personal contact.

If you need help and support for domestic violence:
SPLITZ Devon and www.nhs.uk/getting-help-for-domestic-violence

If you are ill or self-isolating and need small emergency food supplies (milk, bread, soup)

  • with no other friends or family or neighbours able to help you or there are no other options for a delivery service then call: 01626 867386 or 07584 052 306. A volunteer may be able to do a doorstep delivery.

Want to donate funds to help those in need?

Ring Dawlish Town Council on: 01626 863388 (10am to 1pm Mon-Fri) who can take payments over the phone.

Organisations involved in this project:

Dawlish Town Council

Dawlish Community Transport

Dawlish Chamber of Trade and Commerce

ROC Dawlish

Assist Teignbridge

Open Daw

Dawlish Christian Fellowship

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Donate Today or Get Involved

Help Dawlish By Donating Today!

Ring Dawlish Town Council on: 01626 863388 (10am to 1pm Mon-Fri) who can take payments over the phone.