Care for older people and/or vulnerable people

The following organisations have come together to help those in the community that are most vulnerable – Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT), Age UK Torbay, Brixham Does Care, Healthwatch Torbay and CAB Torbay.

All support services can be accessed through The Torbay Community Coronavirus Helpline on 01803 446022 from 10am until 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays only from 9:30am to 12:30pm or online via www.bit.ly/torbayhelpline .

Services available to access via the Torbay Coronavirus Community Helpline include;

  • Befriending service
  • Companionship
  • Collection of pensions, prescriptions and food
  • Family support
  • Financial advice
  • Mental health support

For more advice and support visit the Torbay Help Hub.

Advice on benefits, debt and cashflow can also be found on the CAB website.

Food banks

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to go hungry.

If you have been financially affected by coronavirus, and are unable to afford food, Torbay Food Alliance can provide nutritionally balanced grocery parcels, or prepared food if you are unable to prepare food yourself.

Torbay Food Alliance is made up of community and voluntary sector organisations working together in Torbay, as a direct response to the CVOID-10 pandemic.

If you need to access the Food Bank in your area because you cannot afford to pay for food please call the Torbay Community Coronavirus Helpline on 01803 446022 or 01803 857727

Food delivery and takeaway services

If you are able to pay for food but are currently self-isolating and unable to get to the shops check out the local businesses that are offering food delivery and/or takeaway services in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Community support resources

A number of organisations are also offering community support to residents. You can find out how to contact them on the community support resources page.

Shopping and medicines

Support for children and young people

If you still need help during the current lockdown and can't find what you want in the links above then complete the online form.

  Ask for help for yourself or someone you know

Respect for others in our communities

Please be vigilant to ensure that no-one is targeted or discriminated against as a result of the coronavirus infection.

You can contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 to report any hate crimes or you can report them online.

If you’d prefer not to report it to the police, but would like to talk to someone about what you have experienced, contact Stop Hate UK or telephone their 24 hour helpline on 0800 1381625.