Based in the Blackdown Hills | Charity No: 1013514
The Blackdown Support Group is a community self-help scheme extending the voluntary ethos.
Our vision is that people living in the Blackdown Hills are connected to their communities and have a strong sense of wellbeing. We want them to be aware of and able to access the services they need to support their health and independence.
When access to activities and services is improved, health, wellbeing and feelings of connection and confidence are improved. The Blackdown Support Group enables people to get around more easily, to meet and make friends and when they face life challenges, to feel that they are not alone.
The Blackdown Support Group is a local charity, established here in the Blackdown Hills in 1991.
Our Founders vision was to set up a voluntary group linked to the local GP Practice which could provide social and practical support to the communities of the Blackdown Hills.
This includes, improving the health and happiness of local people, supporting them to connect with others, and reducing pressure on local Primary Care and Social Care services.
How can I help?
Give a Little Bit
As a Registered Charity (number 1013514) we rely on grant funding and donations to continue our work providing much needed support to those in need in the Blackdown Hills. We are hugely grateful to our “Friends” who support us by way of an annual subscription and to many other supporters who generously give their time in fundraising efforts, remember us in a legacy or make a donation in memory of a loved one. We could not continue without this support.
With A Little Help From My Friends
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the BSG – without them, we simply could not operate. Volunteering with us is extremely rewarding, it allows you to give back to your community whilst working with likeminded people, gaining new skills and making friends along the way.