Our North Tawton Community Well-Being Event, in partnership with the Transitions Project was a great success!
The Okehampton Times (3rd May 2018) reported:
BOOSTING YOUR WELL-BEING
Organised by West Devon Community and Voluntary Service. In partnership with the Transitions Project, part of Wiser£money, 30 groups attended the North Tawton Community WellBeing Event last Friday (April 29).
This was a chance for families and young and elderly people to find out about their local services and included stalls relating to health, energy, learning, arts, keeping safe, local plans, benefits and money advice, housing, conservation and befriending.
There were also leaflets and boards from other groups who were not able to attend.
All afternoon the atmosphere was buzzing as members of the public called in to find out about their local community groups and services.
Many connections were made and strengthened, and armed with a useful list of everyone’s contact details, local residents went away cheered and inspired to become further involved in their community.
The highlights of the afternoon were the entertainments provided by the Tawton Community
Primary School’s choir and also by the line dancers of Ten Tors Western Dancers. Delicious cakes and refreshments were donated by the local Spar store and by the Friends of North Tawton Surgery.
Altogether it was a very successful and enjoyable event, said the organisers. Events like this are being held across West Devon and Torridge to help people find out what is available locally and provide inspiration to take up new activities, make new friends and offer an opportunity to have their voices heard.
Directory of Organisations Who Attended
The underlying aim of the event that took place at the Town Hall in North Tawton, Devon was to help and encourage people to connect to their local services and to promote networking between organisations. It is part of the Transition project’s aim of improving individuals financial wellbeing and reducing social isolation in rural areas across West Devon and Torridge.
Advice and support
Transitions: free and confidential money and debt advice in rural West Devon and
Torridge for those that cannot access mainstream advice. Tel: 01823 461099
Wessex Resolutions CIC—offer low interest home improvement loans in
partnership with the local authority . Contact: Tel: 01823 461099 Email:
Citizen’s Advice, free and confidential money, debt and consumer advice.
Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR , Open Tues, Weds 10am to
4pm and Fri 10am to 1pm—drop in. Tel: 03444 111 444
The Farming Community Network supports farmers and families within the
farming community through difficult times. Tel: 03000 111 999 or email :
Tamar Energy Community offering advice and support on managing your energy costs in the home including switching, fuel debt, insulation and heating. Home visits available. Tel: 0800 233 5414 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tamarenergycommunity.com
Voluntary and Community Groups
West Devon CVS supports voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and
promotes active citizenship through volunteering.Email:email@example.com
Tel: 01837 53392 www.westdevoncvs.org.uk
ANTS and YANTS – Actors and Young Actors of North Tawton. Stage community
based theatrical productions. Contact: Nigel Davies. Tel: 01837 82138
North Tawton Afternoon W.I. (Women’s Institute)
North Tawton Bowling Club offers flat green bowling and short mat bowling the winter. Contact: Hon.Sec. Mr G. Denham Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.northtawtonbc.btck.co.uk
North Tawton District Guides Contact Jane Simons Tel 01837 89160
North Tawton Environmental Trust: Contact Steve Blood Tel: 01837 82785
Sampford Courtenay Flower Club Contact: Nancy Passmore: Tel: 01837 658779
Ten Tors Western Dancers ring Deborah on 01647 61430 after 4 pm
Okehampton & District Community Transport Group, provides ring and ride and
a community car service to help people who cannot access public transport visit
their doctor or attend hospital appointments or go shopping and socialise.
Contact: Sue Wonnacott Tel: 01837 55000 Email: email@example.com
Liverty Association (formerly DCH) – Community Development, Work Hub –
supporting Liverty residents towards training, volunteering, employment, and offering
individual and community grants and help setting up a businesse. Contact: Alison Knight Tel: 01822 813 799 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.liverty.com
Families and Young People
West Devon Children’s Centre provides a range of targeted early help services to
families and children aged 8 years or under. Contact the Tavistock Centre to find out what is happening in your area Tel: 01822 614210
Homestart: helping parents build better lives for their children by supporting
families who are finding it hard to cope. Tel: 01752 249740
North Tawton Community Trust (Youth Centre) : Contact Steve Blood Tel:
Young Devon – counselling, advice and support, Devon Youth Council