The Surgery
Yeoford Road
Cheriton Bishop

tel: 01647 24272


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The Surgery
Layne Fields

Acorn Community Support

The Surgery
Layne Fields


Phone: 01647 252701

Office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am - 1.30 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm
All other times there is an answer phone which is checked 5 days a week.

Acorn Community Support is a charity based in the Teign Valley and Cheriton Bishop, to provide social care, support and comfort to those in need. Acorn, with the support of an army of fabulous volunteers, aims to provide services that improve quality of life and enable users to live at home independently with dignity and privacy.  

Acorn works 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 the doctor, hospital and chiropodist. Appointments for transport should be made at least 4 days in advance to ensure volunteer drivers could be secured.
  • By delivering prescriptions from local surgeries
  • By providing support for carers, the terminally ill and families
  • By providing minibus transport to Sainsburys in Alphington
  • By providing transport to the memory Lane cafe, fortnightly

Acorn Friends Association and Volunteers

If you would like to support Acorn by becoming a volunteer then please contact Donna in the Acorn office: contact below. Even volunteering for just one day a month can make an enormous difference.

Acorn Clubs and Services

Acorn Coffee Morning

Runs on alternate Tuesdays .

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, or would like to volunteer, please contact Donna in the Acorn office, 01647 252701.

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 Donna at the Acorn office 01647 252701 if you wish to attend.

Cheriton Bishop Lunch Club

This regular monthly lunchtime meeting takes place on the first Thursday at the friendly venue, The Red Lion Inn in Tedburn St Mary, If you are not already on the list and wish to attend, please contact: Donna at the Acorn Office.

Thursday Memory Cafe

We meet on the second and last Thursday of each month at Strawberry Hill, Dunsford. Please ring Jane Hancock on 01647 24092 for more information.


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

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


We have two minibuses. 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 a tail lift to help the disabled on and off the bus, although clients should be able to transfer from wheelchair to minibus seat.


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

The bus can also be hired privately.


If you would like to donate to help keep this necessary charity running then either contact Donna at the Acorn Office or search for our charity at or follow this link: acorn charity page

For all enquiries:

Telephone the Acorn Office on 01647 252701

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 9.30am to 1.30pm

Registered Charity No 801533

Name: Acorn Community Support

Address: The Surgery
Layne Fields


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