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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
In the middle of the Foxhole Rd shops, a community space run by local volunteers for the community of the Foxhole area in Paignton. Everyone is welcome in our comfortable and safe space. A place for friendship, information, support and encouragement. The Cafe offers hot and cold drinks as well as homemade cakes. The Hub part of the Cafe is a place for information, advice, activities and services. Contact us on 01803 669005 or email@example.com. Plus check out our video here.
Nina Cooper, the Blatchcombe Community Builder is based here too. Community Builders get people to look at what they can offer and at what’s out there in their neighbourhood - it’s about people and about relationships between them - email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07929 335915
More than just another sports project.... Aiming to support families with children age 5-10 to improve and increase levels of physical fitness. Brought to you by Sport England and Sanctuary Housing. Contact Jordan on 07395 262662 or email@example.com
A lottery funded project, to celebrate life, enable older people (50+) to realise the value and purpose of their life and reconnect people with their community. Phone 01803 212638 or 07929 335915 (Nina Cooper) to see how we can help you.
A safe space for young people to meet, and access support. For ages 11-19 at the Crafty Fox Café ‘n’ Hub. Friday Afternoons from 4.00-6.00pm (Term Time only)
Includes games, arts, crafts and workshops around issues affecting young people. For more info contact Tina on 07584 573343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you in a crisis, or heading that way? Drop in to see us, no GP referral needed. For those 16 or over. 6pm-midnight every day. Croft Hall Medical Practice, 19 Croft Rd, Torquay.
You can come just for a cup of tea and a chat, or you can access one-to-one emotional support from trained mental health professionals. We also offer help in creating staying well and crisis plans, and support visitors to access other services and organisations that may be useful to them. Plus access to 24 hour telephone support and a web-chat service. Contact us on 07483 991 848 or email email@example.com
The Great Parks Community Centre is a venue and home for the local residents of the Blatchcombe neighbourhood. We provide activities, groups, projects and volunteering opportunities for all age groups. Through these and working together as a community we aim to prevent social isolation, have a positive impact on anti-social behaviour, and influence healthy lifestyles within an area of deprivation. Contact Steven on firstname.lastname@example.org 07894 018977 or 01803 524903
Youth Club (11-25yrs) on Thursday evenings 7-9pm, Soup & Roll (£1.50!) Wednesday 12-2pm, Lego Club (for U14s) Monday 6-7.30pm, Crafts Club Wednesday 9am-12pm, Bambinos Toddler Group Tuesdays 11am-1pm.
Located in the heart of Paignton this is a leisure centre offering a 33m swimming pool, 75 station gym, sports hall, 4 squash courts, and a friendly onsite café.
Growing Connections – a food growing project creating magical garden areas, range of fun activities from bake-offs to seed swaps, picnics, foraging and wild flower trails.
A new list of mood-boosting books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.
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MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.