Staff at Torbay Community Development Trust, Ageing Well Torbay and Brixham Does Care are working with voluntary groups across the Bay and have set up an emergency phone line for people in need of help because of illness or isolation and also for those that are prepared to offer help.
Torbay Community Development Trust and Ageing Well Torbay are also on call to provide advice and guidance on the best ways to help and support people that are affected in partnership with the statutory services to help as demand increases.
Callers to the helpline who are offering support will be asked in what way they can help and will then be asked to provide a reference so that some necessary checks can be carried out. It is then hoped to be able to help put helpers in touch with those needing help for the duration.
Torbay Help Hub
Website Jobs: https://www.torbayhelphub.com/jobs
Home Deliveries: https://www.torbayhelphub.com/home-deliveries
Food Banks: https://www.torbayhelphub.com/food-banks
Community Support: https://www.torbayhelphub.com/communty-support
Torquay and Paignton Helpline: 01803 446022 (Will be staffed 24/7)
Brixham Does Care Helpline: 01803 857727 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 4:30pm)
Torbay Council – Covid -19 Financial Support
Tel: 01626 867 386 / 07584 052 306
Covid-19 Support Newsletter: https://www.dawlish.gov.uk/edit/uploads/2986_105627129.pdf
Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Tel: 07954 054 459 / 07708177349
Teigmouth Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Tel: 07917428 680 (Jackie)
Tel: 07757 012 814 (Malcolm)
Tel: 07933 252 337 (Roger)
Teignmouth Coronavirus AID
They are offering aid for anyone who is self-isolating and has no family or friends nearby to help them.
It is important that you heed advice and stay indoors, but you can be reassured that the community is coming together to offer support.
For medical emergencies contact the NHS on 111.
If you live in Teignmouth call the helpline below.
Alice Cross Community Helpline: 01626 626 626
And choose from the following four options:
Select 1 for the telephone befriending service
Select 2 for help with shopping
Select 3 for help with getting a meal
Select 4 if you can help or volunteer support
Unfortunately they cannot offer 24 hour support but they will respond to all calls as soon as resources allow.
Totnes Town Council
Tel: 01803 862 147
Covid-19 Support Newsletter: http://www.totnestowncouncil.gov.uk/Covid-19_Information_30904.asp
Totnes Covid-19 Help Hub: Facebook Group