Ilfracombe Link Centre
During the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made some temporary changes to the way that we support people and how they can get in touch with us. In line with government guidance, we are minimising face-to-face contact. We have made these changes to help ensure the safety of our patients, staff and their families - and everyone who comes into contact with our organisation. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Telephone support is being offered during the lock down period. Please call 07583 112336 to contact staff at Ilfracombe Link Centre. If you are unable to get through please leave a message and a member of the team will get back to you, as soon as possible.
Please note our telephone support is only available during normal centre opening times.
Two Lanes Centre
Tel: 01271 864700
Where we are based
Ilfracombe Link Centre is about half way along Belvedere Road. There is a public car park close by which is accessed from Ilfracombe High St, the entrance being just before the service station.
Tuesday 12:00 noon – 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm
During these times you can phone the office on 01271 864700 to arrange appointments. Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you.
What support do we offer?
The Ilfracombe Link Centre is a safe and non -judgemental environment where you can be supported and encouraged to seek information and guidance regarding your recovery.
During the drop in, people come to develop their social support networks over a cup of coffee and to access support from staff in a solution focussed way. Staff members can be available if you have any concerns or if you need to talk over any difficulties you may be facing. Our staff are not trained counsellors but are experienced listeners. You can come and go as you wish during these sessions.
We also offer an outreach service for people who are unable to attend our centre as a result of their mental health difficulties. We can help with anxiety issues which may prevent you leaving your home and provide support to help you access your local community services. This work is tailored to the individual and time limited due to staffing constraints.
We run a variety of groups on a rolling programme. Some groups are educational and others therapeutic. The groups are small so that we can offer support to individuals throughout the sessions.
We run a regular monthly meeting where you get an opportunity to have your say and raise any ideas or concerns you may have about what happens at the centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to contribute with there is a suggestion box for people to use if they prefer.
There is a quiet room, kitchen, lounge with access to IT; Art & craft room, and large room downstairs used for dancing and groups.
We offer cost price tea and coffee, use of kitchen and microwave. Daily newspapers are available.