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. The Co-op in South Street, McColl's on New Road 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 Café
The Memory Café is a place where people with memory problems and their families/friends can visit to support each other and share information and experiences. The Café provides a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere for visitors to drop by. You can enjoy a free cup of tea/coffee and some cake, meet others in similar circumstances, have the opportunity to talk with members of the healthcare team and get advice, information and support about living with memory loss. People who attend the Café are from all walks of life and of varying ages. Some people may have had a recent diagnosis of dementia, whilst others may be worried about their memory and want advice. Our café operates on a drop-in basis once or twice a month on Thursday mornings.
The memory café is held at Torrington Methodist Church, at the top of Mill Street.
Memory Café Coordinator Pauline Page 01805 625969
Brian Coleshill 01805 938277
The Meeting Room,
Torrington Methodist Church,
The memory café is seeking volunteers.
Can you help them?
Dementia Guide - from the NHS
Publications about dementia - from the Alzheimer's Society
Torrington Memory Cafe Opening Times:
The café is open on the following Thursdays, between 10.30am - 12.30pm:
12th and 26th April
10th and 24th May
7th and 21st June
12th and 26th July
9th and 23rd August
13th September (cafe not open - coach trip)
13th December (cafe not open - Xmas lunch Torrington Arms)
Thursday 10th January
Thursday 14th February
Thursday 14th March
If you a family member or a friend are affected by memory loss then do come along and get a warm welcome from everyone at the café as well as getting support and information.
Live elsewhere? Find support near you.
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.
If you are over 55 years old and you would like to share a family home with like-minded people we invite you to visit us. Abbeyfield is a National and International Charity that provides supported living for independent individuals. Each resident has their own self-contained apartment with a private shower room. The Abbeyfield House in Torrington is just a short, level walk away from the town centre.
To find out more please contact the House Manager on 01805 623605
Volunteer opportunities exist with these local charities.
If you are able to give a few hours of your time each week for a worthwhile cause, please make contact by using the phone numbers or websites listed in the articles.