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  1. Minutes from the Torbay Voice Meeting 20th July 2016, 1pm – 3pm, Tor Hill House, Torquay. Item Item 1: Introductions and Apologies.   Everyone introduced themselves. It was Carol’s first meeting as the new Torbay Voice Link Worker. She is taking over from Paul   Apologies- Titus, Jean   Item 2: Matters arising from the … Continued

  2. Torbay Council have launched a new Deposit Bond Scheme as an alternative to cash deposit payments through Crisis Support, Discretionary Housing Payments and the Housing Options Team.   The updated Deposit Bond Scheme went live on 15th August 2016, with cash deposits no longer be paid by the Council.   For more information please see … Continued

  3.   July 19th 2016 marks 10 years since the Changing Places campaign was officially launched! They thought this was a great opportunity to celebrate all that the campaign has achieved and help raise more awareness of the life changing difference Changing Places toilets make to peoples lives. Since 2006 the Changing Places Consortium has been … Continued

  4. Recently, Growing Older Together and Torbay Older Family Carers’ Initiative invited their members and families on a summer outing.  They travelled by coach to Dartmoor Zoo, which has featured in the news recently as a lynx has escaped from its enclosure and although it has been sighted, hasn’t yet been caught.   The zoo staff … Continued

  5. The Torbay Connections services are changing which could affect you if you regularly use these services. The local area currently has three different Connection offices which are situated in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Due to recent decisions from Torbay Council, the offices are being centralised and condensed into one office located in Paignton Library.  The plans … Continued

  6. The Women on the Run group are starting up in Torbay and are looking for new members to join their fun and exciting sports group.  The group is aimed at ladies who have never run before or perhaps not for a long time. The beginner 0-5k meet at 9am every Saturday from Plainmoor Swimming Pool in Torquay.  … Continued

  7. The Torbay Bipolar Support group have recently released their July newsletter and have made it available to the public. The letter states details about their recent meetings as well as information about upcoming events withing the organisation. The newsletter is an interesting read and would be beneficial for those wishing to keep up to date … Continued

  8. Devon Recovery Learning Community are offering a free ‘Wild Things’ Summer program for anyone interested in developing and recovering their mental health. The program offers six challenging and adventurous courses which will help improve mental health whilst having fun at the same time. The courses include coasteering, Taiko drumming, kayaking, sea  fishing, wild camping on Dartmoor … Continued

  9. Torbay Community Development Trust are offering a free workshop called Community Connections on the 22nd June. The workshop is designed to help participants boost their confidence, social skills and help maintain working relationships. The workshop will be running at Endeavour House in Torquay and will benefit those looking to connect with with people they are working … Continued