Katherine Oliverio of Yes! Brixham writes about Brixham Stronger Together, a collaboration of more than 14 organisations working with and for the community
There are many ways in which organisations and individuals in Brixham are working together to help support the health and wellbeing of residents.
A prime example is Brixham Community Builder Victoria Campbell who has been offering yoga free or on a donation basis for over seven years, based out of The Edge on Bolton Street.
Lockdown meant Victoria had to stop offering the classes. However, as social distancing measures eased, Victoria started to offer lessons outside, weather permitting.
Two weeks ago we were able to invite Victoria and her yoga classes back in to The Edge.
The classes are only able to have four people but have been a welcome reprieve to those who rely on them for both their physical and mental fitness.
To find out more about the classes, call Victoria on 07832781031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes! Brixham deliver a handy person service as part of Staying Put, an Ageing Well Torbay funded project that helps people to stay independent in their homes for longer. The service is open to people aged 50 and over who need a bit of help doing small DIY tasks.
The project has helped more than 100 people so far and feedback has been really positive.
During lockdown the handy person service continued to operate on a restricted basis, ensuring those who were being told to stay at home could do so safely. Referrals for the service during this time mainly came from the Torbay Helpline set up by Brixham Does Care and Torbay Community Development Trust to help people get the help they needed during the crisis.
Ageing Well Torbay is a six-year programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund using National Lottery Funding.
The Great Brixham and Churston Scarecrow Hunt is being hosted for the first time this year and is in aid of the Friends of Shoalstone Pool.
The event is taking place until Sunday, September 13, and encourages Brixham and Churston residents to make scarecrows and display them in their gardens, balconies, or windows. This year’s theme is superheroes (fictional or real life).
People can take part in the hunt by applying for a scarecrow passport on www.facebook.com/groups/brixhamscarecrowhunt