Support and practical help at home for the over 50's. We are local, reliable, flexible and sensitive, and whatever is on your mind or on your to-do list, we can support you to tackle it positively.

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We can help with:

  • shopping and errands;
  • paperwork and budgeting;
  • bill paying;
  • appointments;
  • time off for carers;
  • getting out and about;
  • light housework and laundry;
  • downsizing or planning ahead;
  • problem-solving;
  • accessing services and much else besides...

Our paid members of staff are mature, local people who are sensitive to your needs and what you want to achieve. Our aim is to support you to remain living independently in your own home and to offer a really flexible and friendly service to help you do that.

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Why not contact our friendly team to find out more?

Age UK Exeter Enabling - Karen Brooks, Enabling Service Manager and Tony Harvey, Enabling Deputy Manager

Call: 01392 202092


Or, click the button below:

Click here to contact Age UK Exeter's Enabling Service

What happens next?

If you are interested in this service, either Karen or Tony will arrange a visit to you at home, so that we can be sure we fully understand your needs and preferences and we can explain a bit more about how the service works. If you decide you'd like to go ahead, we will agree together when and how to start. Everything will be confirmed in writing to you too, including how we keep in touch.

Please note that we are not able to offer personal care (help with using the bathroom, washing or dressing etc.), undertake medical tasks or be a keyholder for your property. Apart from that - we will try to be as flexible as we possibly can!

We are very sensitive to the particular needs of carers - whether you live with the person you care for or are at a distance. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss how our service may be of assistance to you.


Here's what people have said about our service:

'Nothing is too much trouble for Kathy. She goes the extra mile to support me. A wonderful lady.'


'It was a wonderful service with amazing people!'


Meet some of our friendly and experienced team!


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Why choose Age UK Exeter's Enabling and Home Help Service?

Age UK Exeter has been providing this service for over 14 years, and we deliver hundreds of hours of home support for older people across Exeter each month. We are one of Devon County Council's approved providers, and we pride ourselves on offering a high-quality service.

We're always trying to improve and extend what we do, so are pleased to have your feedback at any time. To find out how, click this link to our Compliments, Comments and Complaints page.

We keep in regular informal contact with our clients and offer a more formal review at least annually to make sure that we're continuing to meet your needs.

There is a charge for this service, unless elements of your care and support are funded by Social Services.  We can talk to you about this when you make an enquiry.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your enquiry, there is no obligation


Call: 01392 202092



Age Positive: rather than talk about ‘the elderly’, ‘pensioners’ or ‘OAPs’, which can be excluding or have negative connotations, we use the term ‘older people’. Age UK Exeter is committed to helping people love later life.

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