The TASS shop is situated in Barley Market Street, a minute’s walk from Duke Street. It helps provide funding towards the many services provided by TASS.
The shop’s success is due to our loyal team of hard working volunteers, who work shifts of either 10 – 1 or 1 – 4 Monday to Saturday. We are always pleased to receive applications to volunteer in the shop and if you are interested please phone Val on 01822 616958.
The quantity of donated goods has reduced significantly due to the current economic climate so if you have unwanted gifts, clothes, books, bric a brac, wool etc we would be delighted to accept them at the Anchorage Centre, next to the Bus Station. We sell only donated goods and everything is sorted and priced at the Anchorage Centre.
Thank you all for your support.
FRIENDS OF TAVISTOCK AREA SUPPORT SERVICES (F.O.T.)
TASS has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund (Awards For All) to develop and support the befriending service. The grant is specifically designated to extend the service into the outlying villages and hamlets in the Tavistock area.
Our current Befriending Service has proved to be both popular and successful in the more than two years it has been running. We have all read sad reports in the newspapers of isolated people dying unnoticed. Sometimes they have refused professional help because they fear losing their independence. Our befrienders are often able to help because people learn to trust them and know that they are free to choose what help they want.
Some clients just want someone to visit for a cuppa and a chat, others want to go shopping, visit the pub, go to the cinema, go for a walk or a swim. Sometimes the befriender will help them to join a local social group or take up an old or new hobby or someone to go with them on a TASS outing.
We need men and women of all ages, with a wide range of interests and experience as volunteers for the befriending service. You may be retired, unemployed, a student, a carer or someone unable to work through disability or a mum or dad with time to spare while your children are at school, in fact anyone with time and commitment to give. You may be someone who has experienced loneliness and know how important having someone to spend some time with you can be.
The befriending volunteers will all have a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly
Criminal Records Bureau) check. We offer a six week training programme for our volunteers,
two hours per week. The training programme runs twice a year, in spring and again
in the autumn. We look to recruit 6 -
If you would like to be able to improve the quality of an older person’s life and enjoy yourself at the same time please contact TASS on 01822 616958 to get a volunteer application form.
Befrienders do change people’s lives, including their own!