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  1. Carers from across Torbay are being invited to attend a host of events this June for some well-deserved fun and relaxation – all timed to coincide with National Carers Week 2017 (12 – 18 June). Organised by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and other local organisations, carers will be able to take some … Continued

  2. Coming Up in May 2017

    At Occombe Farm Café Tuesday Club: Every Tuesday From 10:30 till 12 noon Wednesday Club: 10th & 24th May From 2:15 to 4:00pm   At The Old Manor Inn, Preston Coffee Mornings: Every Monday from 11:15am till 12:30pm NB No Manor Mates Bank Holiday Mondays 1st and 29th May Skittles: Thursday 18th May at 7:00pm … Continued

  3. The Torbay Bipolar Support group have recently released their May 2017 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

  4. FareShare FoodCloud

      Starting in May Tesco convenience stores in and around Torbay will be giving away their surplus food. We’re working with them to find charities and community groups who work with vulnerable people and use food as part of the service. As well as homeless hostels, lunch clubs and domestic violence refuges this can include … Continued

  5. Patients across South Devon now have the opportunity to be reminded about their hospital outpatient appointments by text message. As most people tend to carry their mobile phones with them at all times and read every message they receive, it can be a far more effective and convenient communication method than email or post. Every … Continued

  6. Call out for budding artists and writers! The theme is “ageing well in Torbay” and the categories are DRAWINGS/PAINTINGS AND POEMS This contest is open to all ages, with three age-groups for entrants under 18, 18-50, and 50+.  Entries need to be submitted to the Artizan Gallery (7 Lucius Street, Torquay, TQ2 5UW / juliebrandon@artizangallery.co.uk), … Continued

  7. Core Market Event

    You are invited to attend a workshop aiming to help anyone considering applying to a Sport England for funding under its Core Market theme, individually or collaboratively, improve their chance of success, and reduced the risk of wasted effort by: – learning more about Sport England’s intentions for this fund, – considering whether your priorities and objectives … Continued

  8. Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has recently purchased a state-of-the-art ophthalmoscopy simulator for Torbay Hospital’s Eye Unit, thanks to the impressive fundraising efforts of the hospital’s League of Friends. The League of Friends raised £65,000 for the simulator which will help to further enhance the care provided to ophthalmology patients in Torbay and … Continued

  9. Trading Standards

    Torbay Council and the Health and Safety Executive have successfully prosecuted a building contractor and their appointed gas engineer for a number of offences, including the misleading a customer over the fitting of a gas boiler and wood burning stove. Councillor Terry Manning, Executive Lead for Environment said: ‘We get lots of complaints about poor … Continued