The Charity

Dartmouth Caring is a team of staff and volunteers who focus on prevention, early intervention and enablement measures to help people live independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible.

Based in the town, we reach out to the surrounding villages, including Stoke Fleming, Strete, Blackawton and Dittisham.

We deliver a wide range of services, working in partnership with the Dartmouth Medical Practice, county-wide hospitals and Social Services, and housing associations.

Dartmouth Caring is a “one-stop-shop” for clients’ needs, providing advice, practical help and emotional support through its strong links with the community and the region’s health and social care professionals.

We have a dedicated team of staff that are trained, able and willing to assist with all questions related to state benefits, Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, etc..

Dartmouth Caring is an independent standard registered charity.

It is governed by its Constitution adopted on 17 July 1989 and amended on 17 October 2013 and registered with the Charity Commission in October 2013.

Its Charity Registration Number is 900226.

Structure, Governance & Management

Trustees agreed in December 2019 to set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  This takes effect from 1st April 2022 and has been delayed by the pandemic.

Our constitution and governance is all laid out on the Charity Commission website –


Dartmouth Caring Team
Dartmouth Caring Fundraising
Dartmouth Caring Fundraising

Small Charity Report 2013

A small charity delivering wellbeing for clients and generating cost savings

This report  is a case study of Dartmouth Caring to illustrate the financial value of a charity and its achievements which ultimately save costs for the public purse and help maintain an effective Sustainable Community Strategy.

The work of the charity has been studied in depth and a monetary value attached to some of the services it provides that are to the financial benefit of the statutory services. The report has been commissioned from an independent freelance consultant to assess and compile facts and figures in conjunction with the charity’s data.


Dartmouth Caring focuses on prevention, early intervention and enablement for people to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. The charity delivers a wide range of services in close connection with the Medical Practice, the Community Hospital and Social Services and has developed to meets its community’s needs.

The key to its effectiveness is that is provides a one-stop shop for clients to help them address all their needs – health, social care, advice, financial and emotional support etc, and its strong links with the community and the health and social care professionals enable shared outcomes to be achieved that meet the targets of commissioning bodies.


Key Findings


Many other not-for-profit sectors can have the same benefit.


The combined effect of statutory bodies and the volunteer sector has a significant financial impact, this could not be maintained by the statutory groups alone.


Close working partnerships benefit those in need.


Local charities can work very cost effectively with lower costs.


Dartmouth Caring
35 Victoria Road

Registered Charity: 1187326

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