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Stay at home for 7 days and self-isolate if you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or if you have a new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours). Those you live with also need to self-isolate for 14 days. This will help protect others in our community.
DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY OR PHARMACY. Click here for NHS 111 advice including tips to avoid catching / spreading the virus. And click here for what "self-isolation" actually means. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days then click here for the NHS 111 Online Covid-19 Service. Or call 111 if you have no online access. And here is the Isolation Note for your employer.
Click here to be clear about what "social distancing" is - we all need to be doing this now, especially if you are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant.
Daily Government Public Health Information here
Problems with housing, benefits, debt or your employment? Or struggling in an unhealthy relationship? Please use the links below.
With the recent sad closure of ANODE our community feels more vulnerable but help is available. Drop in to the Crafty Fox Café just up the road in the middle of the Foxhole shops 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 and Job Club. Plus drop into the Great Parks Community Centre and get involved some stuff!
Our Food Bank was established in 2012. Every Wednesday we provide bags of food to people who need them. All the food we hand out is either donated or bought with money given to us by individuals and local groups. On average we distribute 15 bags of food per week. Clients are referred to us by Health Visitors, GP's, Job Centres, Citizens Advice Bureau and other local agencies.
There are many reasons why people need our help: sickness, unemployment, relationship breakdown, low wages, seasonal jobs, delays to benefit payments, loss of free school meals during holidays, mental health problems or sheer bad luck... We don't judge. We help. All the staff are unpaid volunteers. Premises and equipment are provided at favourable rates
Hollywell Housing Trust provides tenancy related support, housing advice and intensive housing management to vulnerable people (learning disabilities, autism etc.) in a supported living setting across Devon and Cornwall. Works with landlords. Tel: 01392 345528 or 07989 518 142.
We help people find a way forward
We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice South Hams, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.
That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
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.
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 us at Great Parks Community Centre 01803 524903
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, of by calling our helpline 07539 810096 or by talking to us and we can refer you - phone 01803 556403
We run weekly support sessions @ Old Farm and Mayfield
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
How healthy is your relationship..?
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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".
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)
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 email@example.com 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.
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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.