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Needing a hand with something?  Some advice?  A listening ear?  

Here are some resources which might come in handy.



Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you.  If you need someone to talk to, a Samaritan will listen - will not judge or tell you what to do.

Call free 116 123 any time or email   jo@samaritans.org




Andy's Man Club  

We run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life.

Open every Monday from 7PM excluding Bank Holidays

Newton Abbot RFC, Rydon Industrial Estate, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3SJ  Facebook Page 




Women's Wellbeing Club

A peer to peer community support group  run for women by volunteers.

Open Tuesdays from 7pm – 9pm

The Salvation Army Community Centre,
30-32 Union Street,  Newton Abbot,  TQ12 2SH  Facebook Page


Buckland Hub

Every Tuesday, 10am-12noon for anyone to drop in and get advice, support, or a cup of tea.   Services including Teign Housing, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Learn Devon come along to help provide advice to local people


Citizens Advice

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating.  At Citizens Advice we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.

That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

36-38 Market Walk, Newton Abbot,  Devon, TQ12 2RX

Adviceline (England)0800 144 8848  - free from mobiles and landlines




Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

CAP is a charity that gives free help to anyone in debt.   A Debt Coach will walk you through options based on your circumstances, from which you can choose the best route to becoming debt free.

Teignbridge Debt Centre is run in partnership with Kingsteignton Community Baptist Church. 

Call 0800 328 0006 or email: info@capuk.org


Newton Abbot Community Fridge

At The Courtenay Centre in Newton Abbot. We collect food that would go to waste and offer it to the local community to take as needed free of charge. We hope to work towards preventing food waste whilst offering local people a helping hand. It is run by Newton Abbot CIC and a team of volunteers. Volunteer drivers  to collect/deliver food to the Centre, and service volunteers to check the fridge and its contents on a regular basis are required from time to time.  The team will also be grateful for any further sources of food.  If you are interested please contact the church office: office@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk


Food Banks

HITS  (Homeless In Teignbridge Support)

The food bank provides support for people in need throughout Teignbridge. Normal opening times are Mon-Fri, 10-4 although we do offer emergency cover at all times.  We need a referral from an agency such as the Citizens Advice Bureau or Job Centre, who have assessed your need.  The referrer must phone us on 01626 906371 or email   info@hitsfoodbank.org

THAT (Teignbridge Homeless Action Today)    

8 Queensway, Newton Abbot TQ12 4BA    Tel. 01626 437310 or email thatfoodbank@gmail.com

We offer many types of support for low-income and homeless members of the community.  (If you are unable to get a referral, we will help on a one off basis, and for future help we accept proof of receipt of benefits.)


Teignmouth Baby Bank

Providing basic baby equipment, nappies, toiletries and clothing (up to 2 years of age) for families in the Teignbridge area who are struggling to make ends meet.

We welcome family referrals from all statutory and voluntary agencies.

Please click here for the self referral form


133 Bitton Park Road Teignmouth TQ14 9DQ  (next to the turning for the Rugby Club)

Please contact Pat Thomas:      07938851849   patjoythomas@gmail.com  or  teignmouthbabybank@yahoo.com

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A project of North Teignmouth Community Church