Cheriton Bishop & Teign Valley Practice, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6JA

Telephone:  01647 24272   Fax:  01647 24038

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Acorn Community Support is a voluntary group supporting villages of 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, hospital and chiropodist. Special arrangements could be made for those in a wheelchair. Appointments for transport must be made at least 4 days in advance.

·By collecting prescriptions from local surgeries

·By lending equipment e.g. wheelchairs

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

Acorn Coffee Morning

Runs on alternate Tuesdays to the lunch club. The coffee morning is held in the Teign Valley Community Hall 10.30 – 12.00 with many people popping in for a coffee and a chat with friends. Coffee, tea, biscuits and homemade cakes on offer and plenty of volunteers to make you welcome. If you need a lift to this activity, please contact Jackie in the Acorn office, 252701.

Monday Walking Group

For more information contact Jane Morton on 01647 253005.

Tuesday Lunch Club

Runs fortnightly and provides a regular lunch date, visiting various cafes and restaurants in the area. We use the Acorn minibus with its rear lift access for those who need it. Please contact Jane Morton, 253005 or the Acorn office 252701 if you wish to attend.

Wednesday Coffee Club

Wednesday Coffee Club – Is held in the dressing room of the Dunsford Village Hall during the winter months on a fortnightly basis. It is run on a drop-in basis and is a friendly, supportive group. There are occasional speakers and it runs between 10.30 -12.00. The 25 strong group also meet monthly for lunch during the summer months. Contact either Margaret Barker, 252622 or Jackie Thomas 252701.

Cheriton Bishop Lunch Club

This regular monthly lunchtime meeting takes place on the first Thursday at the friendly venue, Woodleigh Coach House on the A30 near Cheriton Bishop and is very well attended by approximately 20+ folk. Car lifts are usually available. If you are not already on the list and wish to attend, please contact: Jean Martin on 24586.

Thursday Memory Cafe

We meet on the second and last Thursday of each month at Strawberry Hill, Dunsford. Please ring Margaret on 01647 252622 for more information.


Sainsbury’s Weekly Minibus Trip - We have been running very successful weekly minibus trips to Sainsburys Alphington for three years now.

The Drewsteignton – Cheriton – Tedburn runs on alternate Wednesdays and the Christow-Bridford-Dunsford on alternate Thursdays. Please phone Jackie to book a seat 01647 252701.


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 bus is in use every Tuesday taking people to the Acorn Club at the Teign Valley Community Hall.


Excursions are arranged to for example Dartmoor, coastal resorts, garden centres, the theatre and pub lunches.

The bus can also be hired.

Acorn Friends Association

If you would like to help Acorn provide community support you can become a member of Acorn Friends .Annual Family membership is £10 or £5 for singles.

For all enquiries telephone the Acorn Office on 01647 252701

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

Registered Charity No 801533

Name :Acorn Community Support

Address: The Surgery

Layne Fields