South Brent and District Caring Our aims are to improve the quality of life and promote the independence of the older, isolated and vulnerable members of our community by the provision of services not normally available from recognised service providers.
Transport to local activities or to health appointments ~
Prescription collection ~
Carer’s support ~
Light gardening ~
Help with form filling or applications ~
South Brent Old School Community Centre The Centre has developed over the last 15 years to respond to the needs of the South Brent Community. When the doors first opened the focus was largely on adult education and support. This is still a core part of the work but the capacity of the centre has expanded over the years to serve a broad range of ages, groups and abilities. Varied Rooms for Hire ~
Art, Music, Dance and Language classes ~
Free Computer use and Internet access ~
A Lunch Club & Caring Organisation ~
A Play Group, Pre School, Before and After School Club ~
A Free Community Library ~
A Community photocopier ~
A Community PA System ~
A Self Service Coffee Bar ~
Sustainable South Brent We are a local organisation pioneering sustainable solutions to climate change and energy security for the local community. Are you concerned about:
rising petrol and food prices ~
public transport ~
loss of local businesses ~
lack of affordable housing ~
diminishing natural resources ~
our impact on our environment ~
climate change ~ Sustainable South Brent tackle these issues here in our community.
Transition Town Totnes Transition Town Totnes began in 2006 as a response to the challenges our community is facing from diminishing oil and gas supplies, coupled with climate change and economic uncertainty. Currently our very existence, from our food and clothes, to our homes and transport, depend on endless supplies of cheap oil.
We realise the future is going to look very different for the oil age we have grown used to, and over 5 years ago people in the town decided to act and plan in order to create the kinds of changes that would prepare us.
When considering our future resilince as a town there are some obvious areas that spring to mind, such as food, livelihoods, and housing. Over the last 5 years people have been meeting in groups around 8 key themes, initiating over 30 projects to take this work forwards.
University of the Third Age
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
Use your postcode to find your local U3A Group - Totnes and Dart Valley