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Welfare

Problems with housing, benefits, debt or your employment? Or struggling in an unhealthy relationship? Please use the links below.

Citizens Advice Bureau

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)
 

TorrAGE Ageing Well

TorrAGE Ageing Well aims to support the health, wellbeing of older people in North Devon.

Services include; weekly telephone calls, gentle exercise groups and social activities. There are also groups aimed at those who are experiencing memory loss; a sing a long group ‘Singing for Health’ At Torrington Hospital and a Memory Cafes in Northam and Bideford. A paid for Help at Home service is also available which offers cleaning, laundry and shopping and a sitting service to provide respite for carers.  These are available to those over 60 living in Torridge who would benefit from our support.

The Junction - Encompass​

 

Funded by Children in Need, The Junction aims to reduce homelessness, repeat homelessness and rough sleeping among young people aged 16-18 years living in the rural districts of North Devon and Torridge by providing free, confidential and independent support and advice.

Young Devon

Quality relationships are the basis of everything that we do. Building quality relationships to help young people is our guiding principle. They sit behind everything that we do and are why our Skills, Accommodation, Wellbeing and Voice teams can help over 2000 young people every year.

NDADA - North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any abuse that happens in a family or personal relationship, where one person bullies or controls the other one. It is never ok and you don’t have to put up with it.  You can  find out more about domestic abuse, your choices and services available to you on this website. If you are being abused, it is not your fault and you are not alone.

Relate

Relationships with family, partners, friends and colleagues play a big part in how happy we are. Whether you're facing difficulties, looking to strengthen your relationships, or want help thinking things through we're here to support you. 

Gambling Problem?

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

Food Bank

Provides emergency food relief for individuals and families in crisis and experiencing financial hardship.

Other Branches in Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton. Rural distribution agents throughout Northern Devon.

Books on prescription

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.

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.
 

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