Welcome to Open Daw – Dawlish Community Information Centre

Our current service (updated 28th December 20):

Our premises are currently closed due to the national Tier 2 restrictions. We will continue to review the situation following national guidelines.

We can be contacted for local information and support via info@opendaw.co.uk or 07515 882946. Please do get in touch if you need to. If you leave a message we will return your call as soon as we can and usually between 10am and 4pm.

Please follow us on facebook @opendaw and @helpingdawlish for updates. We have been working with local agencies to support the community, see www.helpingdawlish.co.uk for more information.

We held our Annual General Meeting on 27th October. Take a look at our AGM newsletter here AGM October 20 newsletter FINAL

Open Daw are thrilled to announce that we have been selected to take part in the latest round of the Co-op Local Community Fund!! If you are already a Co-op member you can choose us as your local cause and help raise money for Open Daw each time you shop at the Co-op over the next 12 months.  If you’re not already a member you can easily join online at www.coop.co.uk/membership or by downloading the Co-op app at www.coop.co.uk/coop-app

Here’s our cause page where you can choose to support us:

Our regular service:

Open Daw provides an informal information and advice service for the local community, signposting clients to the agencies and organisations that can help them, and providing regular, free ‘drop in’ facilities for them to meet with various services such as local Councillors, the Royal British Legion, Cancer Support and many more.

We also offer an area in which people can sit in a safe space, get a friendly welcome from our volunteers, buy a low cost hot drink, engage with others and feel supported. On a day to day basis our Coordinators help people to access information online, for example to contact the Council or their energy or benefits providers with queries or issues.

We work with local organisations to display publicity materials for events and groups. Our Coordinators can then signpost clients to activities that might be suitable or helpful for them, such as a Bereavement Support group, Community Transport outings or a women’s social club.

With a friendly welcome we provide a safe haven and friendly place for those who need some company or support. Have a look at the links above for more information…

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