Buckland Surgery

Buckland Support (BuS)

Buckland Support

Is a small charity (registered charity number 1183456) to help improve the health and wellbeing of Patients of Buckland Surgery and anyone that lives in the Buckland Area of Newton Abbot.  Please contact 07411 573776 to find out more about what support we can offer.

Buckland Support  run groups at Buckland Community Centre

Tuesday Help Hub 10-12 every week – drop in service to get help.  We work with Citizens Advice, Teign Housing, One Small Step, Exeter Energy, Learn Devon to provide support with benefits, debt, housing  issues, homelessness,  loneliness, anxiety.  No appointment needed just pop in Tuesday mornings.

Parent Toddler Group Busy Bees – Tuesdays 10-12 every week for 0-3 years pre-school age children.  Come and meet other local parents and we have a wide range of toys, crafts for the children.  Free to attend.

We run other groups on at the Buckland Centre please call for more info: 07411 573776

Gentle Exercise to Music   Tuesdays 2-3pm

Singing for Fun Thursdays 2-3pm

Fridays Warm Lounge Coffee morning 9.30-1200


Transport to Medical appointments and groups – (For patients of Buckland Surgery only) 

Because of changes last year to the bus service on the Buckland Estate, and the stopping of Hospital Transport, quite a few of our patients are having problems getting to the surgery or other medical appointments. We have now set up a Volunteer Transport Service where volunteers drivers will take patients to medical appointments at Buckland Surgery or Newton Abbott and Torbay Hospital appointments, if you require transport call Yvonne 07411 573776.  All our Volunteer Drivers are police checked .

If you could spare a few hours to help, either driving or accompanying someone to the appointment, please come and help our small band of volunteers, we will arrange a DBS police check, support and pay milege.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Volunteer Driver or ways that you can help other patients or join a group, please contact Yvonne Buckland Support Coordinator  07411 573776 

We are a friendly group and would really welcome your help in whatever way you can offer. Volunteering directly helps other people but we have all found that it helps us as well as we work alongside each other, making a difference and having fun! 


Date published: 23rd July, 2018
Date last updated: 1st February, 2023