Independent Living SW

About Us

About Independent Living West Country

Set up by Marie Tolly, former community team manager at MIND Exeter and East Devon, Independent Living West Country has been helping clients recover from mental health conditions throughout mid, East and South Devon as well as Cornwall, since MIND closed its doors in the region in 2018. 


Turning lives around and helping individuals on their path to independence, Independent Living West Country currently assists over 160 clients in locations as far-flung as Chard, Tavistock and Slapton as well as in Cornwall. With care packages ranging from 1 to 6 hours per day, we are the glue that holds many lives together.


Offering everything from assistance with washing up and cleaning to helping our clients with shopping, opening and dealing with mail, and completing the paperwork for their benefits, we help bring about normality to disrupted lives, creating an environment of friendship and confidence that’s so often the catalyst that changes lives for the better.


Supporting clients of 18 years and over, including those in their 80s, our team of compassionate, qualified caregivers make the difference to clients' lives, whether they are contending with schizophrenia, anxiety, ADHD or a range of other mental health conditions.

Working with County Council Support Workers, who refer the majority of clients to us, we tailor packages of support to meet the needs of their clients.


We also work with an increasing number of private clients who recognise their own need for help. They may have been referred to us by their GP, friends or family; those who care but are not in a position to provide the level of care that the client needs to live a fulfilling life. 


Building rapport, understanding and friendships, we help our clients get back on their feet, enabling them to live a more independent life that, for many, leads to complete independence.

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Our Values

Our Values

To Care

To Support

To be Life Changing

At Independent Living West Country we pride ourselves on being:


  • honest, transparent.

  • caring, helpful, empathetic, understanding, supportive, devoted, respectful, personal, inclusive.

  • professional, knowledgeable, reliable, dedicated, diligent, dependable, consistent, considered, determined.

  • friendly, approachable, happy, energetic, inspirational.