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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
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 email@example.com or phone 07929 335915
A lottery funded project, to celebrate life, enable older people (50+) to realise the value and purpose of their life and reconnect people with their community. Phone 01803 212638 or 07929 335915 (Nina Cooper) to see how we can help you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Located in the heart of Paignton this is a leisure centre offering a 33m swimming pool, 75 station gym, sports hall, 4 squash courts, and a friendly onsite café.
Growing Connections – a food growing project creating magical garden areas, range of fun activities from bake-offs to seed swaps, picnics, foraging and wild flower trails.
A new list of mood-boosting books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.
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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