Come in and you’ll find a light, friendly and safe environment with a team of dedicated, knowledgeable staff and volunteers ready to support you in a wide range of ways.
We are open to the public four days a week (Mon – Thu 11.30am – 1.30pm).
Teas and coffees are available.
A meal is served on those days between 12 and 1. There is no charge.
We offer information about local food banks and may be able to provide emergency food parcels ourselves.
Our free clothes store is available if you need help with appropriate clothing or warmer clothes for winter.
There is also an internet cafe with free web access for social connections and job searching. We have computers available for fulfilling your Universal Credit obligations and can help with C.V writing, cover letters and Devon Home Choice applications and accessing accommodation websites.
Representatives of many other organisations work with us in this building. If we know of another agency able to help you, we will tell you about them and can often introduce you to them.
We believe that a holistic, multi-agency approach is the best way to meet each person’s needs. We accept people for who they are and provide a number of different services within our Day Centre to enable positive outcomes to be reached in the least amount of time. We know that offering a number of different services and access to speciality agencies such as homelessness advice, debt advice, CAP, support for adult mental health issues and other health services (even a GP surgery) in one place makes it easier for people to make the changes they need to find physical, emotional, relational and spiritual wholeness.
Real opportunities for change
At our Day Centre we help people who need a hand to get their life moving in a positive direction. We see the person in each situation and work with each individual to find the best path for them to a brighter future. Whether someone is at risk of homelessness, in need of , looking for support to find and use the best job search sites to gain employment or build bridges out of poverty, we’ll work with them and apply the knowledge and experience we have gained over more than ten years working with vulnerable, marginalised, and socially excluded people to assist and support them towards positive futures and fulfilling places in our communities.
Because we see the heart in each person, we also understand that all of us have the right to make our own choices, to be treated with dignity and respect, and be empowered to reach our potential. Through giving people real opportunities for change with quality support to do so, we help to create a more vibrant, inclusive and stronger community for all to enjoy.