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For the latest Teignbridge Residents Update please CLICK HERE

For the latest Devon County Council information please CLICK HERE

Adults           – Customer Services, CARE DIRECT, Adult Social Care, Devon County Council – Telephone: 0345 155 1007 Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Children        – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email [email protected] Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

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Teignbridge Together – this is your place to search and find local clubs, community groups, wellbeing support and volunteering opportunities in Teignbridge. Register to make connections and add your local activities for free!

Household Support Fund

Local residents struggling to make ends meet can apply for help under a new Household Support Fund just launched in Teignbridge.

The new fund will help households in need with food, energy and water bills as well as other essential living costs such as clothing, bedding, fridges, freezers or cookers.  In exceptional cases money from the fund can be used to help people struggling to manage their housing costs and who are not covered by existing support schemes.

Teignbridge District Council has been working with Devon County Council and Citizens Advice Teignbridge to help make sure support is provided as quickly as possible to Teignbridge people who need help.

Unlike previous grant funding there are no nationally imposed eligibility rules and no cap on the amount a family in need can receive. Each application will be considered on its merit and anyone living in Teignbridge can apply if they are aged over 16 and unable to meet their immediate short-term financial needs.

The new Household Support Fund replaces the Covid Hardship Fund.  For more information see

Anyone unable to apply online can call Citizens Advice Teignbridge on its dedicated Household Support Fund number (01626 326123) or can call our customer support team on 01626 361101 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm. Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm).

Food banks

Newton Abbot (Buckland) and Teignbridge – can deliver 

THAT Foodbank (Teignbridge Homeless Action Today) 
THAT Place, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA.
Monday to Wednesday: 11am – 2pm. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 1pm.
01626 437310.

Newton Abbot (Kingsteignton) – can deliver

HITS Foodbank (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)
Abbrook Park, Strap Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3PS.
Call to arrange. 01626 906371.

Community Fridge

The Courtenay Centre on Kingsteignton Road houses Newton Abbot’s first Community fridge. The fridge is available for local people to either take food that isn’t going to be used from shops and supermarkets, or surplus food items donated by local people. The aim is to prevent food wastage whilst also giving people a helping hand.

The fridge is packed full of all sorts of veg including carrots, cauliflowers, potatoes and sprouts. If you are planning a feast please help yourselves to whatever you can use. The food is available free of charge for anyone who can use it.

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) – Prevention Zone

All poultry keepers in England (whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions. CLICK HERE to see more

Foreign Pension

Newton Abbot residents that require the Town Council to check and sign their documents please contact us to make an appointment on 01626 201120 or email [email protected].