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food larderFood Parcels
The Torquay Community Larder is a referral based foodbank and ask that if you or anyone you know is struggling with food poverty to contact the Torbay Coronavirus helpline on 01803 446022. The Torbay Coronavirus helpline are working with the Torbay Food Alliance to make sure that no one is left hungry. 

 
 
shoppingShopping and Prescriptions
Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT), Ageing Well Torbay (AWT) and Brixham Does Care are working with local voluntary agencies across the Bay to help with collecting prescriptions and shopping. TCDT and AWT have added a layer of safety checks for those who are helping provide these services. To request help, Torquay and Paignton residents should contact 01803 446022 between 8am and 8pm (open 7 days per week). For Brixham residents please contact 01803 857727 between 9am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
 
Baby bank 2Baby Bank
Riviera Life Baby Bank redistributes pre-owned and new baby clothes and basic essentials including nappies, food and toys to vulnerable families with children under 2 years who are experiencing poverty. RLBB works in partnership with local agencies  and can be accessed through a referral system or as part of Riviera Life Storehouse foodbank, based at Riviera Life Church, 527 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay. If you would like to receive help from the baby bank, please contact Jordan or Jackie Williams on 07486-402493, or by email to babybank@rivieralife.co.uk. The RLBB Referral Form is available here.

 
 
TCDT Torbay Community Coronavirus Helpline
Helpline for those affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, open to the people of Torbay to request help, volunteer their assistance or refer anyone they believe/know needs help. We also have phone lines available at the following numbers/hours:
01803 446022 - 8am-8pm, 7 days a week
01803 857727 - 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

In order to provide you with the best level of support, sometimes it may be appropriate to refer you to an outside organisation. The Torbay Community Coronavirus Helpline is operated by staff, volunteers, associates and partners of both Torbay Community Development Trust (lead) and Brixham Does Care. 
Please visit Torbay Helpline.
 
Crafting smallCrafting for Carers and the NHS South Devon
Do you need ear-protectors, headbands, scrub bags, or face masks as a local carer, or key worker within our local hospitals? Jackie, who is part of our church family, asks that if anyone needs any of these items then to please let her know. She is happy to use her sewing skills and an old faithful sewing machine! For more information please join the Facebook group.


 
 
DailyHope phonelinDaily Hope phone line for family/friends without the internet
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. This line, which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044, has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.