A community helpline, started initially for those affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Open to the people of Torbay to request help, volunteer their assistance or refer anyone they believe/know needs help.
We also have a phone line available - call 01803 446022, open 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturdays.
In order to provide you with the best level of support, sometimes it may be appropriate to refer you to an outside organisation.
We run on limited resources and are very much reliant on volunteers, we will do our very best to assist you within a time frame, however we are not an emergency service and as such are not in a position to guarantee a response time.
VACCINATION VOLUNTEERS: We're now appealing for any help with the vaccination efforts at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay, in particular - Marshalls for marshalling people in and out of the RICC, and support for the likes of nervous patients. Please let us know if you'd be able to help with this.
SPECIALIST BEFRIENDERS: We're also on the lookout for anyone with experience supporting those with mental health/emotional needs, to join our team of volunteers as Specialist Befrienders - someone who can be a friendly ear to chat with and listen to people around Torbay over the phone, from home.
The Torbay Community Helpline is operated by staff, volunteers, associates and partners of Torbay Community Development Trust (lead), with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Office for Civil Society.
Torbay Community Development Trust - www.torbaycdt.org.uk