However, we are able to give out food bank vouchers, food parcels and clothing to anyone who needs support (not just existing service users). Please call us on 01271 321171 on Monday to Thursday ONLY, 9am – 3.30pm.
We are sorry, we are unable to accept donations of food or clothing during lockdown.
Click here to give money online – we are especially grateful for your financial support at this time (opens our Virgin Money Giving page in a new tab).
If you are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and require emergency support, please call your local authority:
North Devon Council: 01271 388870.
Torridge District Council: 01237 428700.
Despite Covid-19, we are still working alongside North Devon Council’s Enhanced Rough Sleeper Outreach Team to provide essential support to homeless and vulnerable people throughout this period. Read more on the NDC website here.
A note from Phil Noall, our Chief Exec:
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
I would like to give you a brief update about our work at this very difficult time. As you would have read on previous posts, and as expected, the Day Centre is now closed until further notice. However, we continue to help and support many vulnerable people in our community.
Outreach services to Rough Sleepers are essential but sadly local resources have been hit really badly because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the Enhanced Outreach Team have been called back to their core services leaving only a few to continue providing this essential service.
In response, we have been able to reconfigure our staff team and in partnership with North Devon Council we are making sure that 2 outreach teams are going out onto the streets of North Devon each day.
Staff start the day preparing packed lunches at the Freedom Centre and these are taken out to people on the streets by the outreach teams. Following outreach which usually last a few hours staff are then checking in on the 43 vulnerable residents we have across town in our supported housing projects.
Although the Day Centre is closed our work supporting highly vulnerable people continues. These are clearly very difficult times and we are doing everything we can to ensure that staff, residents and clients are kept safe.
Freedom Community Alliance
We will take this one day at a time. Please check this website and our Facebook page regularly for updates.
Thank you for your support.