Links to support in Teignbridge

We cannot endorse any of the organisations listed but you may find the following links helpful.

Benefits, Energy and Money Advice

- Citizens Advice

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk (email and webchat also available)

For general advice call: Adviceline 03444 111 444 (9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri)

For help applying for Universal Credit: 0800 144 8 444 (8am – 6pm Mon – Fri)

Visit: https://citizensadviceteignbridge.org.uk/

Text on 07867012580 or Whatsapp on 01626 322260 and they will call you back

- Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

- Turn 2 Us: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Find-Benefits-Grants

- Universal Credit Support: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/employment-and-benefits-support/

- HomeMaker South West, www.homemakersw.org,uk, mail@homemakersw.org.uk, 01392 686752

- CAP Christians Against Poverty: 0800 328 0006 Lines are open 9:30am–5:00pm, Monday–Thursday and 9.30am – 3.30pm on Fridays. https://capuk.org/i-want-help

- South Dartmoor Community Energy: 0800 112 3044, https://www.sdce.org.uk/, sophie@sdce.org.uk

- Local Energy Partnership: Help with saving energy, energy debt and fuel poverty: https://applyforleap.org.uk/

FREEPHONE: 0800 060 7567 or email support@applyforleap.org.uk

Housing Advice

- -SPRinT - Supporting People Renting in Teignbridge (18+): sprint@teignbridge.gov.uk 01626 215374

- Teignbridge Housing Support: 01626 361101 or email housing@teignbridge.gov.uk https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/housing

- Shelter National Helpline: 0808 800 4444 or local Plymouth one 0344 515 2399

- Young People’s Housing Advice: www.youngdevon.org 

- Homemaker South West: https://www.homemakersw.org.uk/

Return to work, training and jobs

- Job Centre: https://find-your-nearest-jobcentre.dwp.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job

- Learn Devon: https://www.learndevon.co.uk/

- Eat That Frog: https://eatthatfrog.ac.uk/online-adult-courses/

- POA Learning: www.poalearning.org.uk

- Pluss: https://www.pluss.org.uk/locations/torbay-and-south-devon-employment-services

General Parenting Advice

- Action for Children’s Parent Talk: A free Monday to Friday one to one online chat facility to speak with a parenting coach. The website includes lots of useful articles. parents.actionforchildren.org.uk

- Action for Children’s Dots: Advice, resources and signposting from the AFC Under 5’s team.

http://dots.actionforchildren.org.uk

Bringing Up Baby Text Catch Up ServiceHomestart’s text check-in service for anyone with a baby under 12-months. See Homestart poster for details.

- Devon County Council and NHS: https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/health

- DCC: https://www.devon.gov.uk/positive-about-breastfeeding/support-groups/

Groups

Contact details for all the Children’s Centres can be found below:

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/in-your-area/services/childrens-centres/

NCT are running various online and face to face courses at the moment. Prices vary depending on circumstances so it is worth asking.

https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/region-south-west-england/torbay-and-south-devon

The libraries are running some online and face to face events:

https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/librarieslive

Other providers who usually deliver groups within Devon may be offering online and/or face to face courses. These will have a fee but again it is worth asking if you would struggle to make the full payment.

https://www.babysensory.com/index

https://www.hartbeeps.com/

https://www.singandsign.co.uk/

https://www.lemon-fitness.co.uk/lemon-fitness-sessions/

https://www.onefitmama.co.uk/devon

https://www.adventurebabies.co.uk/classes/devon/

https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/ (To search for groups and services)

Early Days and Infant Development

Infant Feeding

Coping with Crying
Infant Sleep

Localised support

- https://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/maternity-services/maternity-antenatal/

- http://www.southdevonslinglibrary.com/free-sling-hire-and-general-library.html

- https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/

- https://mummysocial.com/

- http://homestart-southandwestdevon.org.uk/

- https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/

https://healthforunder5s.co.uk/devon/

Additional Support

Domestic Abuse

- Torbay Domestic Abuse Service: https://www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk/find-services/domestic-abuse/devon/torbay-domestic-abuse-service-tdas

FearLess Toolkitshttps://www.fear-less.org.uk/

- Devon Rape Crisis: Offers support for anyone who has experiences sexual abuse or sexual violence, 01392 204174 support@devonrapecrisis.org.uk

- Rape Crisis: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/it-happened-some-time-ago/ 0808 802 999 open between 12pm – 2:30am and 7pm – 9:30pm every day of the year

- Devon Victim Support: Providing emotional and practical suport to victims and witnesses of crime, 0300 303 0554 devon.cornwall@victimsupport.org.uk

- Women’s Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

- Gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

- Safe Lives: https://safelives.org.uk/node/278

- Freedom Course: https://freedomprogramme.co.uk/

Other

- Cruse Devon: Bereavement support, 0300 330 5466 devon@cruse.org.uk

- Balloons: https://www.balloonscharity.co.uk/ Bereavement support especially for families

- Choices Pregnancy Centre: http://choicespregnancycentre.co.uk/

- Children and families in grief: www.childrenandfamiliesingrief.co.uk

- Rainbows: https://rainbowsgb.org/

- To be Honest: Information and advice for young people about anorexia, bulimia, depression and self-harm: tobehonest.org.uk/

- South West Intervention Services: https://www.southwestinterventionservices.com/

- Diabetes UK: http://south-devon.diabetesukgroup.org/

- Relate South Devon: Relationship advice and counselling, 01803 299001 sdevonrelate@btconnect.com or relateplymouth@googlemail.com https://relate.org.uk/

- Proud2Be: Supporting LGBTQIA and youth and adults through activities, events, groups and counselling in Totnes and beyond, 01803 864321 or info@proud2be.co.uk

- Royal British Legion: Help offered for ex or serving armed forces and their family, free advice line 8am-8pm 0808 802 8080

- Devon Forces Family provides information for anyone who has ever served in any branch of the armed forces and is now living in Devon, or is planning to move here. https://www.devonforcesfamily.org.uk/

- Together Drug and Alcohol Service: https://www.edp.org.uk/together-drug-alcohol-service/ 0800 233 5444

Food and Clothes Banks

Due to COVID-19, Food banks may be operating differently so please contact them beforehand.

Teignbridge District Council: https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/community-and-people/community-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/support-available/food-banks/

Hits Foodbank: info@hitsfoodbank.org • Office hours: 01626 906371

That Foodbank: 01626 437310 Email: thatfoodbank@gmail.com THAT Place, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA

Bovey Family Storehouse: http://www.boveyfamilystorehouse.co.uk/

Other

- Healthwatch: https://healthwatchdevon.co.uk/

- Young Devon: http://www.youngdevon.org/ 0808 281 0155

- Young Carers: http://www.devonyoungcarers.org.uk/

- Relationship Support: https://click.clickrelationships.org/home/all-issues/

- Teignbridge CVS: - https://www.teigncvs.org.uk/

- Pinpoint Devon (Community Services in Devon) https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/

- DCFP: https://www.devonchildrenandfamiliespartnership.org.uk/parents-carers/

- Refurnish: www.refurnish.org.uk/

- Young Carers: http://www.devonyoungcarers.org.uk/

- Pete’s Dragon (Comfort after suicide loss): http://www.petesdragons.org.uk/Home_341.aspx

Support and information for children during COVID-19

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51896156

Devon Family Resource: https://familyresource.eci.org.uk/toolkit-for-families-in-isolation/

Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub

Dr Ranj's Teddy Bear Bubble Show (Special puppet show fundraiser to answer children's questions about COVID-19): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrbJVdMJic

Things to do:

Chatter Pack: https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

Tiny Happy People: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/activities/zjh8hbk

Hand in Hand Parenting: https://www.handinhandparenting.org/article_category/play-2/

Department of Education: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Printable COVID-19 Books for children:

https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

Pregnancy, childbirth and COVID-19:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/pregnancy-and-coronavirus/

RCOG: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/#coronavirus

Maternity Action: https://maternityaction.org.uk/covidmaternityfaqs/

Best Beginnings (free online group support sessions for antenatal and postnatal parents): https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/were-here-for-you

Parenting during COVID-19:

Incredible Years: http://www.incredibleyears.com/parents-teachers/articles-for-parents/

HomeStart: https://www.home-start.org.uk/Listing/Category/support-for-families-during-covid-19

Institute of Health Visiting: https://ihv.org.uk/families/parenting-through-coronavirus-covid-19/

Relationship Matters (Supporting Parents whether together or separated with relationship difficulties): https://relationshipmatters.org.uk/

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