Torrington Community Foodbank
The Community Foodbank is now well established on Saturdays 10am-12 noon from Castle Hill based in Sydney House Car Park. Just follow the signs to the first floor where our volunteers will be there to help you on a confidential basis.
We offer emergency parcels for individuals and families who have run into financial difficulties and have been referred to us by caring agencies.
It is important to stress how confidential this service is, and with the ever-increasing cost of living the Food Bank can really make a difference.
We continue to open at the Baptist Church, New Street on Tuesdays, also between 10-12 noon.
For further information please click this link to go to Great Torrington Town Council's website, where confidential contact phone numbers may be found.
Thank you to all the very kind people who are donating tins and dried foods to help us make up parcels for emergency use. Both the Co-op and the Tourist Information offices have kindly agreed to be drop-off point for us if you are able to spare any items.
Food can also be donated at St Michael's Church (between 9.30am-1pm) or the Methodist Church.
A list of items we have been asked to provide is available at the back of our Church.
If anyone would like to help as a volunteer, contact in the first instance, Colin Porter mobile number 07950 595136.
Great Torrington Memory Cafe
A friendly and informal cafe with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for people with memory problems, their families, and friends.
The memory cafe is held at Torrington Methodist Church, at the top of Mill Street.
The memory cafe is seeking volunteers.
Can you help them?
Abbeyfield Glen Tor, Torrington
Offers supported sheltered housing for older people who wish to remain independent but seek privacy, companionship, security, and support.
The Society is managed and organised by a group of volunteers whose role is to assist the management of the Houses, look after the finances, provide help to residents, but most importantly to be friends with our residents.
To find out more please contact the House on 01805 623605
After Caring - based in Bideford
This is a free service providing mentoring for carers and former carers aged 50 and over. The project covers the North Devon and Torridge area of the UK.
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not manage without this help. Caring can mean many things, including being a good listener, helping with personal care, providing transport or assisting with everyday chores.
We can help people who are either caring for someone with a life limiting illness or is moving into residential care.
Carers can access the service at any stage in this time of change.
Volunteer opportunities exist with many of these local charities.
If you are willing to give a few hours of your time each week for a worthwhile cause, please make contact by using the phone numbers or website links listed in the articles.