Our mission is simple - to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of children and adults with a range of disabilities.
Dame Hannah Rogers Charity (Hannahs) is a pioneering charity founded in Devon that has supported and championed disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities for 250 years. Working across two sites in Ivybridge and Seale Hayne near Newton Abbot and with far-reaching impact across our region, we support and care for children and young people who have a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, acquired brain injuries, and genetic disorders.
There are only five other provisions in the country that are able to offer the level and quality of education, therapy and care which we deliver at Hannahs, yet it is desperately needed so that young people with complex disabilities are able reach their full potential without judgement or limit.
Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare is a local independent charity providing support to patients of the medical practices in Exmouth and Lympstone who have been diagnosed with a progressive life-limiting condition.
We are a team comprising of:
We are linked to our Hospice in Exeter, where we can also access specialist doctors, complementary therapists and supportive care, as well as utilise the facilities available for our local patients. Our services are free of charge to everyone who needs them.
Our services include; specialist palliative care advice to patients who have been diagnosed with a progressive life-limiting illness, ie; cancer, lung, heart and neurological conditions.
We liaise with GPs, Community Nurses, Hospital Teams and other agencies.
Advice and support regarding issues around social, psychological and spiritual needs. We aim to support our patients’ choice to receive care in their chosen place, particularly towards the end of life, and work alongside other health and social care professionals to facilitate this.
We provide transport for patients needing treatment or day care.
We provide support for bereaved.
Hospiscare@Home is an extension of our nursing service ensuring more patients are able to remain in their own home at difficult times and also at the very end of life it that is their wish. Our nurses will be available for advice and visits 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
FORCE Cancer Charity believes that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support close to home. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of this highly respected West Country organisation. Since 1987 FORCE has been funding local research and buying equipment to improve patient care. In 2004 the charity opened a Cancer Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. The Centre is open every weekday for people needing physical, emotional, psychological and practical support at a difficult time in their lives.
FORCE also offers support and information sessions once a week in Tiverton and Okehampton with a third location in East Devon planned for 2017. All of the charity’s services are free of charge. FORCE is there to help, whatever your cancer and wherever you are on your cancer journey. Cancer brings about change in people’s lives and hearing that you or someone close to you has cancer can be a distressing experience. A diagnosis is often accompanied by a range of different emotions which can prove challenging to face alone. The FORCE Support Centre offers a relaxed and comfortable setting where patients, their families and friends can get information, advice and help. You do not need a referral, which means you can call in when it’s convenient to you.
Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK, and for over 30 years, it has been providing a vital helicopter emergency service to the community of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, flying 365 days a year and attending an average of 2-3 missions every day. This dedicated purpose built and highly equipped aircraft flies at 140mph, and on average arrives on scene within 12 minutes of a 999 call, significantly reducing the time taken to get seriously ill patients the treatment they need - in hospital or on-scene. In very many cases over the last 30 years, this has made the difference between life and death.
The service attend around 700 incidents each year, with current mission numbers in excess of 26,000. Cornwall lends itself to an air ambulance service well due to its widely scattered population, remote communities, and easily congested road networks which make the use of conventional ambulances more difficult. Our beaches, cliff tops and moorland areas attract many people, some of whom participate in water sports and extreme sports, a vital part of our tourism and leisure economy, but a factor which also increases the frequency and severity of accidents.
Our distinctive helicopter remains one of the busiest in the UK yet we do not receive any central government funding for running costs and are reliant upon the support of local and regional supporters, businesses and individuals alike, to help us reach our target of £3.5m.