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Problems with housing, benefits, debt, employment, loneliness or mental health? Or struggling in an unhealthy relationship? Please use the links below.
Drop in to the Crafty Fox Café on Foxhole Road and speak confidentially to a volunteer. Open from 10am-3pm every weekday. Get a cuppa and some cake at a reasonable price, and it's a Hub for a range of support services and activities for the community. Includes CAB, Job Club and DASH (men's group). The fabulous Gaia Cafe on Winner Street is also a fabulous community safe space. Plus drop into the Great Parks Community Centre and get involved insome stuff!
A group of organisations from the charity and voluntary sector in the Bay including CAB and AgeUK Torbay. This grew out of Torbay's Covid response and remains to help us look after each other
Simply click here and complete the online form or 'phone us on 01803 446022 - available 6 days a week: 10am-6pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am-12.30pm (Sat):
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For you to access a wide range of information, support & signposting. Plus free Blood Pressure checks! Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm at Paignton Library. Contact us on 07562 780102, email or Facebook (Website coming soon)
A community coffee shop giving more than just a great cup of coffee. A safe space for everyone in our community. Support, signposting and a friendly face to talk to. Including "Bothered" for young men, boys and non-binary people (16yrs+), "Girls Against Anxiety" for women, girls and non-binary people (13yrs+) and "Winner Street Walkers" (Friday mornings 10.30am). Contact us on 07428 324781 or on Facebook or Instagram. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm
A free 6 week face to face or online course for age 18+. Managing a long term illness (physical or mental health) can be stressful, tiring and incredibly lonely at the best of times. This course will help you cope better and feel more in control. Click here to sign up or 'phone 01803 210493
Over the past few months neighbours across the Bay have been looking after each other – sharing shopping, collecting prescriptions or just calling each other on the phone. Together we have survived one of the greatest challenges our community has seen. Now we are looking to the future and asking people to be part of making the ‘new normal’ in Torbay better and even more beautiful than before - Join us to help your neighbours
Every day telecare helps thousands of people in Torbay, live safely and independently at home. You can choose from a range of options which will alert the monitoring centre including if you’ve fallen. Plus equipment to help if you want to go out in the garden or get out and about, plus help in the bathroom, bedroom, with eating and with your medication
An award-winning debt help national charity recommended by Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert). They help people regardless of race, nationality, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability to get debt-free. Call 0800 328 0006
We help people get a handle on what they owe and work alongside them to make a realistic plan for repaying their debts. Our free debt advice service can contact creditors on a person’s behalf to explore and negotiate options like repayment holidays and more realistic repayment plans. Contact us on 07341 084641 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge amounts of advice on this site - Benefits, Work issues, Debt, Housing, Relationships, Civil Rights, Tax, Healthcare etc etc...
Or phone the Devon CAB Helpline on 03444 111444 every weekday 9.30am-4pm (cost of a local call)
Click here for info on the Leonard Stocks Centre, TESH (Torbay End Street Homelessness) and Torbay Council Housing Unit.
If you see someone who is street homeless, ring 01803 217890 to get them some help. Or email email@example.com
If you have nowhere to stay tonight or your accommodation is not safe for you, for example because of domestic violence, we will see you the same day. Phone 01803 208723, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
If we are closed contact 0300 456 4876. This is for emergencies only, for example if you are at risk of violence. If you are in danger, call the police on 999.
For all housing problems, fill in the online form at the top of this page - "Ask for housing advice".
We help homeless, vulnerable people suffering from PTSD, anxiety, addiction and liase with services. Drop in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am-2pm @ 44,Totnes Road, Paignton. Phone 07787 716089
Advice from Torbay Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau if you don’t have enough money to live on. Click here for some quick and easy things to do to save energy. Click here to find a warm space
Social Prescribing enables people to explore services, groups and organisations in order to help improve health and wellbeing. Hannah, Monique & Joanne are our fabulous team. Ask your GP for a referral or contact them through Facebook
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. Contact us on 01803 669005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus check out our video here.
Nina Cooper, the Blatchcombe 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.
Sponsored by Esther Ranzen. A free, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Phone 0800 4 70 80 90
We are talking groups for men because you’ve either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life. The Paignton group can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook and meets every Monday evening at 7pm
One in six older people are victims of abuse. That’s over 16% of our mothers, fathers, uncles, aunties, grannies, grandads, friends and neighbours. The Hourglass mission is simple - end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK.
Ring us for support on 0808 808 8141 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, you could be facing difficulties in your life. We can offer support to help you face these issues and get to a point where your life is not dominated by them. Contact us through this website, or by calling our helpline 07539 810096 or by talking to a GP in this practice. Download the app for some real life stories and more on how we can help you - Android or Apple
We run fortnightly support sessions here at Old Farm
Everyone has the right to feel safe. It's not your fault. We believe you. We can help you. For women who have experienced or are still experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence. Phone 0345 155 1074 or ask your GP to refer you.
Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS) provides support for men, women and children in Torbay who need advice and protection from domestic abuse. Phone 01803 698869, or email email@example.com
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Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, contact them. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org 24/7. Click here for a short video.
More than just another sports project.... Aiming to support families with children age 5-10 to improve and increase levels of physical fitness. Brought to you by Sport England and Sanctuary Housing. Contact Jordan on 07395 262662 or email@example.com
A safe space for young people to meet, and access support. For ages 11-19 at the Crafty Fox Café ‘n’ Hub. Friday Afternoons from 4.00-6.00pm (Term Time only)
Includes games, arts, crafts and workshops around issues affecting young people. For more info contact Tina on 07584 573343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"Step One Charity" provides free courses and activities to help manage anxiety, low self esteem, lack of confidence, self harm, anger and promoting good sleep. Click here for groups and courses from January-March 2022. To access help, phone 01803 321248 (leave an answerphone message if no reply) or email. Our main offices are are based at Room 1:22 at Innovation Centre, Lymington Road, Torquay, TQ1 4BD
If you are looking for help, advice or support in relation to your gambling, please click on this link which includes live online chat or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133
Open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-2pm at Southfield Methodist Church, Cecil Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SH. Contact us on 01803 551866, 07895 925872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a referral for the food bank or if you feel able to donate food or cash. We would really value your help at this difficult time. Click here for our Facebook page
We are part of the Torbay Food Alliance, supporting each other & sharing surplus food through these unprecedented times.
A safe space in Paignton opposite the Post Office and Halifax Bank. We offer a hot meal/snack and a drink, use of a shower and clothing if needed. We also signpost people to the relevant agencies that will help them in their situation. Contact us on 07479 949547 or email@example.com
Growing Connections is a food growing project happening in Foxhole and Queen Elizabeth Drive (QED), Paignton. Everyone is welcome to join us in creating fantastic new magical garden spaces. All sessions are free of charge and involve free food for all participants.... Contact Tara on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07730 792431
Designed to help vunerable people feel safe in their homes. Security lights, door chains, window locks, strong bolts, spy-holes etc.. Either free or a small donation. Click here for the referral form or phone 218701
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries including Paignton library.
Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.
Council or housing association homes which become vacant are advertised on this website and applicants on the housing register can 'bid' for properties they are interested in
Meet new people, discover a whole new world of volunteering placements, work experience opportunities, and recognised training qualifications in Catering and Hospitality, Horticulture & Grounds Maintenance, Health & Social Care, Communication Skills, IT Support, Administration and much more.
Medical Care when we are closed
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.