Community Hub

‘Making a real difference to the lives of those in Torbay and in the wider community’

Our Fundraising Promotional Video for the Turning Heads Community Hub

Turning Heads, a Torquay based community interest company and Mencap Torbay are developing a specialised community hub facility. This community hub will provide:

  1. Adult employment for adults with a learning difficulty, who are deemed to be furthest from employment or those who need support and training.
  2. A structured, outcome-focused day service providing training in catering, hospitality, life skills, therapy and employability.
  3. Hotel style accommodation for families and carers with a disabled child.
  4. Respite care and Post 18 Care leavers accommodation.
  5. NHS discharge beds.
  6. Post 16 SEN Education and training.

This will be led by experienced care, education and employment professionals who will be providing opportunities for young adults with learning and physical difficulties to gain employment experiences as well as life-long learning, educational and respite care.

Those adults and Post 16 students, on an employment pathway will be involved in the day to day running of the centre.

Our unique facility will act as a hub for local care sector services and tourism providers in the Bay. It is our vision to develop the area as a center of excellence and promote best practice for people with learning and other disabilities.

By providing hotel style accommodation and respite services we will be bringing families into the Bay, promoting the tourist attractions that we have and profile Torbay as an inclusive holidaying resort.

We’re currently fundraising £100,000 towards the development of the Community Hub – contact us to find out how to donate or to get involved.