Coronavirus: some useful support

We know that this is a difficult time for many, particularly with normal support organisations closed or with reduced services and reduced contact with others.

These groups and links aren’t endorsed or run by Teign Housing, but they may be of use to some residents.

Mental health charities and advice:

Torbay and South Devon NHS
Talk Works
Anxiety UK.

Local Facebook groups:

Andys Man Club Newton Abbot
Woman’s Wellbeing club CIC


Please note that most foodbanks work using a voucher referral system. See their website or contact them for details.

Buckfastleigh Foodbank
Fri: 9.30-11.30
07425 083675

Dartmouth and District Foodbank
Weds: 11.00-13.00
07925 120024

Exmouth Community Larder
Mon & Fri: 13.30 – 15.00
07749 322291

Newton Abbot (Buckland) & Teignbridge
THAT Foodbank (Teignbridge Homeless Action Today)
Mon – Weds: 11.00-14.00 Thurs & Fri: 10.00-13.00
01626 437310

Newton Abbot (Kingsteignton) & Teignbridge
HITS Foodbank (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)
Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 16:00
01626 906371

Totnes Connection Hub Foodbank
Tues – Fri: 10.00 – 12.30
01803 840354

Please note: due to the current situation these opening hours are subject to change, please check the foodbank’s website for updates.

Online activities for body and mind: 

Credit union

Westcountry Savings and Loans remains open, and is offering a full credit union service to members.

Sadly, there are criminals in our communities who won’t think twice about making your difficult times even harder by turning you into a victim of illegal money lending.
Their practices are unscrupulous, underhand and can be devastating for families.
Don’t borrow from a loan shark. Check your lender is registered, make sure you sign relevant paperwork for your loan and don’t give in to pressure from them.
Instead, consider a responsible, affordable loan from your local credit union. Visit their website to see how much it would cost to borrow.

The team has a special Child Benefit Loan:

✅Borrow up to £500 when you arrange for your Child Benefit to be paid into your Westcountry account.

✅6 or 12 month terms.

✅Funds can be paid onto one of our debit cards which you can use online or in store.