About Us

Our Objectives:

To provide:-

  • a source of solace and encouragement to those whose lives are impaired by loneliness, ill health or the threat of despair
  • moral support and guidance through periods of crisis
  • the opportunity to make friends and feel valued
  • a visiting service to support people in their own homes

To make available:-

  • a community room and meeting room for companionship
  • a cafe offering low cost refreshments which is open from 10am – 1pm weekdays
  • befriending support
  • benefit promotion and direction
  • confidential listening ear
  • advocacy
  • carers support
  • information and signposting
  • coach outings
  • minibus outings
  • luncheon club
  • books on wheels
  • jig-saw lending
  • volunteer opportunities

To organise group activities including:-

  • arts group
  • handicarfts group
  • bingo
  • scrabble
  • singing for fun
  • ladies’ group
  • support group
  • men’s group
  •  walking group
  •  carers groups
  •  knit and natter
  • chess
  • lunch club

Volunteers & Staff…….

Volunteers and staff have worked well together, needing each others’ forbearance and support.  We now have over 141 volunteers who regularly give their time to support Brixham Does Care in all its activities and we could not function without them.  In the work we undertake it is sometimes difficult to balance the enthusiasm of one person or group against the needs of another.  The work of our volunteers is our lifeblood, it is invaluable and we genuinely value their hard work and we thank them for all they do in the course of a year.  The more difficult and complex aspects of our work naturally fall on staff as they are able to provide continuity, expertise, detachment, confidentiality and liaison with professionals.