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  • Bay Foundation Disabled & Carers Trust (The)

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    Our Ethos

    Our founder, Mandy Bayliffe, was a terminally ill young mother who suffered complications during childbirth and had an incurable heart condition. The turmoil, frustrations and extreme hardships encountered by Man...

  • Royal British Legion Torquay Branch

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    The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare...

  • Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (Sanctuary Supported Living)

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    Torbay Domestic Abuse Service provides support for women, men and children who need advice and protection from domestic abuse.

    Sanctuary Supported Living can help by providing floating support for up to 12 months, whether clients are in the process of leaving...

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  • Youth Enquiry Service (YES), Brixham

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    As an independent charity we offer free information, advice and support to young people aged 11 - 25 and support to parents. We have a community cafe open to all ages. We run activities in the evenings and during holidays - these vary and are advertised on ...

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  • Team Around the Family Advisor (TAFA) - Brixham & Paignton

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    The Team Around the Family Advisor (TAFA) for Brixham and Paignton will provide a high standard of care management to children, young people who are in need of services or Looked After.
    The TAFA also promotes effective partnership working to improve outcomes for childr...

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  • Royal British Legion - Brixham

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    The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare ...

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Support Group

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    This group is open to all parents and carers in Devon who have a child on the Autistic Spectrum.  The child does not have to have a diagnosis for the parent to attend. The first hour of the session is a chat and catch up, whilst the second hour often has a guest spea...

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  • Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship CIC

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    Sirona provides therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted therapy to young people and adults with additional support needs. This can include mental health, learning disability, young offenders, young carers, young people with emotional/behavioural difficulties and with...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury Parents Support Group

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    Support group for parents of children and young people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI).  The group is friendly and informal, helping members to learn to understand the effects of ABI and how to manage them successfully. Sometimes the group has speakers and so...

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  • Advantage Point

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    Advantage Point is a family run business providing daytime placement workshops for:- Dementia, Special Needs, Mental Health, Wheelchair users and rehabilitation

    Our workshops consist of:-

    Woodwork, Arts and Crafts, Horticulture, Animal Care and our n...

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  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

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    Support for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide.

    We provide a safe and confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings with each other. 

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  • Intercom Trust

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    We provide information, help, support and advocacy for lesbian gay bisexual trans and non-binary people, and other people affected by these issues. We are funded to provide direct support across the Bay, and also in Devon, Plymouth, and further afield. We provide speciali...

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  • Road User Support Service

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    Provides practical and emotional support to people involved in or affected by a road traffic incident. Help to improve driving skills, increase confidence and lessen anxiety. Emotional support for those experiencing trauma and distress.

  • Bibic

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    Each year hundreds of thousands of children are born with brain conditions that affect their social, communication and learning abilities.


    Bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, asperger...

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  • British Dyslexia Association

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    Ten percent (10%) of the population are dyslexic; 4% severely so. Dyslexia is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Many of the dyslexic people across the UK, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfil their potential as a large ...

  • Child Bereavement UK

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    Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives. 

    Face to face, individu...

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  • React

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    Helping children with life-limiting illnesses, React works to give children comfort, dignity and where possible, greater independence. We supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths and mobility aids, to essential everyday homecare ...

  • SCOPE

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    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then we'll be here.We provide support,information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awa...

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  • Grief Encounter

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    The Grief Encounter Project is a bereavement charity set up to help bereaved children and their families.

    When a child’s parent or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever.  As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and...

  • Contact The Elderly

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    Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact.

    Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties...

  • Contact a Family

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    Contact a Family provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We have up to date information on local services and sources of support for families with disabled children. We support...

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  • The Compassionate Friends

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    The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. We offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents, and available for support and...

  • Rising Moments

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    A non- profit, free community practical support group for women fleeing or who have fled abuse in Torbay.

    Promoting free boxes with supplies, a support network, friendship,creating positive family moments, and promoting well being and education, all set up to he...

  • Sane

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    SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.

  • Prison Advice & Care Trust

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    Pact is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families through a range of services, including:

    Prison-based family engagement workers

    Prison visitors’ centres

    In- p...

  • Humanity Torbay

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    Humanity Torbay has been set up as a Community Group. It will apply to become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and register with Charity Commission later this year.

    We want to help the homeless in Torbay to achieve homes, jobs and training. We also wish to ...

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  • Torbay Prostate Support Association (TPSA)

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    Serving men of all ages, and their partners, through a program of support before, during and after diagnosis.

    The TPSA has 3 main aims:-

    • Raise awareness  of Prostate Cancer

    • Provide Support for Patients and their...

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline

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    Take an important step in your recovery from rape or sexual abuse. Speak to somebody anonymously. Our helpline volunteers could help you to understand what has happened - and to move forward in life.

    Dial our FREE PHONE number and start your own journey.<...

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  • Are You OK?

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    If your partner or someone in your family is hurting your mind or your body that’s not OK. Support is available.

    Are You Ok? is a website that contains advice and information on Domestic abuse and sexual violence, together with a directory of local and...

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  • DownSouth

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    We are a group that has been formed by parents and carers to support people with Down’s syndrome and their families and friends, and anyone touched by Down’s syndrome, living in the Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge areas of South Devo...

  • Devon & Cornwall Lupus Group

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    Support lupus patients, families and friends across Devon and Cornwall. Arrange local 'coffee & chat' get-together's and speaker meetings. Produce quarterly magazine. Supply GP clinics and hospitals with leaflets and other information. Contacts with Exeter and Plymouth m...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous

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    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to st...

  • SENDIASS Torbay

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    SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for Torbay. It is a free, confidential and impartial information and advice service set up to support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with special educational ne...

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  • Survivors UK

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    An estimated 12,000 men are raped in the UK every year, and more than 70,000 are sexually abused or assaulted.

    At Survivors UK we know male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply effect their men...

  • Corner Care Patient Support Group - Corner Place Surgery

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    This is our patient support group, run by volunteer patients for patients. They help with transport to and from the surgery or hospital, for which a small donation is appreciated. They also befriend those in need of company and organise fund-raising and social events....

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