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If you’re aware of practical issues that are causing a problem, there are services available to help with issues such as: financial, housing or social care issues. They can either provide guidance and information themselves or sign-post you to other services that can help.
In the middle of the Foxhole Rd shops, a community space run by local volunteers for the community of the Foxhole area in Paignton. Everyone is welcome in our comfortable and safe space. A place for friendship, information, support and encouragement. The Cafe offers hot and cold drinks as well as homemade cakes. The Hub part of the Cafe is a place for information, advice, activities and services.
Nina Cooper, the Blatchcome Community Builder is based here too. Community Builders get people to look at what they can offer and at what’s out there in their neighbourhood - it’s about people and about relationships between them - email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07929 335915.
The Great Parks Community Centre is a venue and home for the local residents of the Blatchcombe neighbourhood. We provide activities, groups, projects and volunteering opportunities for all age groups. Through these and working together as a community we aim to prevent social isolation, have a positive impact on anti-social behaviour, and influence healthy lifestyles within an area of deprivation. Contact Steven on email@example.com 07894 018977 or 01803 524903
Youth Club (11-25yrs) on Thursday evenings 7-9pm, Soup & Roll (£1.50!) Wednesday 12-2pm, Lego Club (for U14s) Monday 6-7.30pm, Crafts Club Wednesday 9am-12pm, Bambinos Toddler Group Tuesdays 11am-1pm.
Providing support and hope for young people aged 11 to 25 in Torbay. Staff build trusting relationships with young people, listening and helping them share their problems. We love street football and other sports and we host a local support groups including ‘Bambinos’ (Toddler Group), Craft Club, Saturday Brunch Club, Friday Coffee Shop, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a Computer and Literacy Skills drop in service and a Community Gardening Project. Contact Jordan on Jordan@so-fly.org, 07960 108894 or 01803 524903.
A safe space in Paignton near LIDLs, a listening ear and practical support. Free tea and coffee, the use of a phone to a UK landline, use of a shower and cooking facilities.
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-2pm at Christ Church, 102 Torquay Road, Paignton. Contact us if you need a referral for the food bank and we will sort this out for you.
Click here for info about the Torquay Food Bank.
The FEEL SAFE SCHEME is a Neighbourhood Watch/Police initiative, specifically designed to help vulnerable people FEEL SAFE in their own homes.
Something as simple as fitting a security light, a door chain, a spy-hole, a strong bolt on a gate, or a window lock, is enough to give an anxious person peace of mind. These are the kind of things that the Feel Safe Scheme will do for vulnerable, needy people who have a fear of crime and who feel insecure in their own homes.
CAB offers information and advice online, on the telephone and face-to-face. Advice about Benefits, Housing, Consumer issues, Employment, Debt, Family and Relationships, Legal, Immigration and many others. Based at 29 Palace Avenue, Paignton (01803 521726), with drop in sessions 9.30am-12.30 daily, apart from Wednesday (and Friday is emergencies only)
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.
Watch out for the Ageing Well in Torbay Fesitival - Saturday 20th October 2018, 10-6 @ Paignton Community & Sports Academy. Includes 1970's rock band and activities - and it's FREE!! Click here for more info
Posted at 08:33 on 20/09/2018
We have been working closely with Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road for over a year now, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. We share a Paramedic who helps with visits, a Pharmacist, a Practice Manager as well as some GP, Nurse and administrative resources. Hurrah! We are now proposing a formal merger.
Posted at 17:02 on 31/07/2018
We are pleased to let you know that we are working closely with the Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. For example, we are sharing a Paramedic who is helping with visits, as well as sharing some GP and Nurse resources, and some management and administrative support. Hurrah!
Posted at 15:36 on 09/05/2018
Obesity is a cause of cancer!! There's lots in the news about this. Contact our lifestyles team for support (0300 4561006) or click on the green weight button for lots of tips to help you lose weight and reduce your chance of getting Cancer.
Posted at 14:59 on 12/04/2018
The new shiny Old Farm Surgery website will soon be live!
Posted at 11:42 on 16/12/2017
Phone the surgery on 01803 556403