BradninchTogether

a community interest company run by local people, co-ordinating informal support, neighbour to neighbour.

BradTog Online Event Nights

Please do get in touch with Kate at website@bradninchtogether.org.uk if

you are interested in getting involved with or running an event.

Stories for adults and children  by Sam Buckle 

Bradninch resident, Samantha Buckle has generously recorded a timely story for adults about the importance of hope. Click here to download  a Bundle of Troubles..

Click here to watch Shingebiss, a Native American Indian Tale for children told in the form of a puppet show. Thank you Sam!

BradTog Mental Health Matters
Are you interested in joining the growing informal interest group in Mental Health Matters in our community hosted by Bradninch Together in partnership with the
Town Council and Network Rail ?To find out more email mentalhealthmatters@bradninchtogether.org.uk

 Click here to read the latest MHM posting

Mental Health Matters:  Listening to our children...How was your day? Are you ok?

To date our MHM posts have been about adult mental health but this post considers how we can start talking about mental health with our children and young people.

Go to the  MHM page to read past postings. 

An open invitation to our BradTog MHM Drop Ins

It was good to meet Bradninch Friends on Friday 18th March, an opportunity to talk freely over Zoom about what we really hope is a positive approach to mental heath in our community. 

We are keen to continue this informal mutual support and relaxed conversation in this period of limbo before we can meet face to face. 

We invite you to drop into some  Zoom chats on the evenings of Wednesdays – May 5th and June 9th  between 8.00pm and 9.00pm.

Please use this Zoom link below for both meetings. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86075327924

Meeting ID: 860 7532 7924

BradAid

                          When times are hard the BradAid fund will quickly help with money.

​                          We are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic with funds donated by the people of                                  Bradninch and Hele.

                          To find out how you can apply or donate, please click here

Bradninch Walks  **STOP PRESS WALK 13 ADDED!**

Sue Jackson, Jim Porteous and David Kennedy have kindly put together some circular walks around Bradninch for you to download on a new page called Bradninch Walks. Click here to download 12 walks  Go to our local Bradninch Spar shop to collect a free brochure containing walks. 1-6.

                                                       

The Community Food Shed has moved 

The Community Food Shed is now at the Baptist Church on Millway; open Monday- Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11.30-6. It is free to take food home from the shed. It is there to reduce food waste by distributing i                                            it to the community from supermarkets, producers and growers who would                                                        otherwise throw it away. Click here  to find out more. It is also open for                                                                  donations - there is a fridge for perishables  and shelves fro dried goods .

Only food in it’s original packaging: not home  cooked or homemade please, as we need to be clear about use by and  best before dates, as well as labelling for allergens.

                                                                                                                                                                     

What is Bradninch Together?

Thank you to all our volunteers and friends for 659 Acts kindness during 2020

With coronavirus (COVID-19) still disrupting everyday life for many of us, the local community is more important than ever.  Our core offer is to ensure that everybody in Bradninch and Hele, regardless of circumstances can get practical help from a neighbour.  We also want to provide the community with a central point of information, in the form of this website, about sources of support and local initiatives. You can also visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page.

 

Bradninch Together believes that a child, young person, vulnerable person or old person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all people within the Bradninch Community  and to keep them safe. 

Click here to read the  Bradninch Together Safeguarding Policy 

How can I access support from Bradninch Together?

There is a network of volunteers across our community and the sorts of things we can help with include shopping, collecting medication and dog walking, as well as a friendly phone call. Click here to contact your Zone

Co-ordinator.  They will put you in touch with someone who can help. The health and safety of everyone is paramount.  Please note that anybody visiting your home as part of Bradninch Together will arrange the visit in advance and will carry ID. 

 

Volunteers will not come into your home when visiting.  Please let us know when calling if you or anybody in your household is suffering from Covid-19 so that arrangements can be made to minimise risk.

 

How can I get involved in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact either your

Zone Coordinator or the Steering Group.  The Steering Group is also happy to receive general ideas or comments, though please see below about how to contribute to the website.

 

Useful Links

Children’s Safeguarding MASH

For urgent referrals use the number below. For non urgent referrals Devon MASH require you to fill out an online form which can be found here.

Phone: 0345 155 1071

Devon MASH Homepage

Support for extremely vulnerable people (shielding) - Devon County Council

This support includes free food parcels for people within this group.

Visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page 

 

Adult Safeguarding Care Direct

In an emergency always call 999

If you think that you, or someone you know, is being abused or neglected you can raise a safeguarding concern by calling Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 or emailing csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk

 

ConnectMe

Devon County Council's regular updates and information on COVID 19.

Community Support across Mid Devon

Up to date  List of  community support groups.

Bradninch Spar and Post Office: 881 212. If self-isolating or in a vulnerable group, shopping can be ordered and paid for over the phone and delivered to your door by a volunteer.

 

Sainsbury's: we also have an arrangement with Sainsbury’s Pinhoe to shop on behalf of Bradninch residents.

 

NHS 111: If you are able, use the online service in the first instance - 111.nhs. uk/covid-19; only call 111 if symptoms worsen or you are unable to get help online.

Domestic abuse find a safe space with the #you are not alone symbol  or phone 999.

 

College Surgery, Bradninch: 881 952

 

College Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 831 300

 

Bramblehaies Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 33536

 

Wyndham House Surgery, Silverton: 860 034

 

Bradninch Baptist Church (Rev’d Fiona Lee): 881 355

 

St. Disen’s Church (Rev’d Olly Mears): 881 733

 

Bradninch Gospel Hall: 01884 32398 

 

Childline (online support and listening service for children feeling worried

or distressed):  www.childline.org.uk / 0800 1111 

 

The Silver Line (confidential helpline for older people: information,

friendship and advice): 0800 4 70 80 90

 

Samaritans (listening service for anyone feeling concerned or

distressed): 116 123

ChatHealth School nurses and health visitors are on hand with advice and support via a free and confidential text chat service called ChatHealth for 11-19 year olds and parents/carers who have concerns about a child in their care or family health worries. .

 

Contact the Bradninch Together  Web Team 

We welcome your  ideas, resources and comments

If you need assistance or wish to become a Bradninch Together Volunteer  please visit the  Practical support  page for your Zone Co-ordinator contact details 

 

Bradninch Together 2020