Welcome to Clyst Caring Friends

Coronavirus update: Our Day Centre is now running for a small group of clients on Wednesday and Friday.  We are again providing a limited transport service to medical appointments. Our charity shop is open (closed in lockdown), please see bottom of page for opening times.

Clyst Caring Friends is a local charity based at the Pinhoe and Broadclyst medical practice in Exeter, Devon. We are a voluntary organisation which aims to provide relief for people residing in the areas we cover who are elderly, infirm, disabled, or isolated.


We run a number of support services and social gatherings in the local community. Our website provides an overview of the services and events we offer for the elderly and infirm in Broadclyst and Pinhoe, as well as giving details of volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

For those in need of transport, the Clyst Caring Friends car service can cover journeys to the above facilities. We also help people with mobility problems or those who have trouble using public transport, by taking them to their local medical appointments.


Managed by qualified staff, our purpose built day centre in Broadclyst runs three sessions a week. We also offer a twice weekly assisted bathing facility for those who can no longer manage at home. The Clyst Caring Friends monthly Luncheon Club and our weekly drop-in coffee mornings provide an opportunity for those who are lonely or housebound to meet on a regular basis for a social gathering.


Founded in 1986, Clyst Caring Friends began as a transport service when Dr Walker of the Pinhoe surgery realised there was a need locally to help patients get to and from their surgery appointments. With the help of local patients, Pearl Isaacs and Pauline Mortimore Clyst Caring Friends was born.

Many years have passed since then and Clyst Caring Friends also now provide several other services within the local community.

Volunteer for Clyst Caring Friends 
Clyst Day Centre

Our purpose built day centre is located next door to the Broadclyst surgery.

  • Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays10am - 3pm

  • Bathing facilities on Tuesdays and Fridays

  • Managed by qualified staff & assisted by trained volunteers

  • Each client has an individual plan of care

  • Lunch & drinks provided

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Transport Service

Car service available for clients unable to drive or use public transport.

  • Transport to Pinhoe or Broadclyst surgeries for appointments

  • Transport to chiropodist or dentist appointments

  • To start using the service speak to your GP

  • Transport to C.C.F facilities & luncheon club available

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Social Activities 

We host weekly events for those who are lonely or housebound.

  • Monthly luncheon club in Broadclyst.

  • Weekly drop-in coffee morning in Pinhoe.

  • Monthly coffee morning in Broadclyst.

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Clyst Caring Friends Charity Shop In Broadclyst - Tel: 01392 467555

Opening times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm 

Saturday 9.30am - 12 midday

Mondays CLOSED. 

The shop is located behind the Broadclyst village store and post office. We sell clothing, shoes, books, ornaments and jewellery. 

Item donations - one small bag per household per day. We cannot except toys (due to the Covid situation) or electrical items.