What is New Directions?

New Directions is a club held at the Conservative Club, Totnes, on Wednesdays, between 2.00p.m. – 4.00p.m.

It is aimed at people who have undertaken a significant life change and are finding it hard to restore social confidence. Maybe a stroke has left them with a physical disability, perhaps long-term disability has left them feeling isolated, or they have suffered a bereavement.


Our activities have included:

Something for everyone

New Directions started well. Ten people were able to attend regularly. In January and February 2015 we ran 'taster sessions' led by tutors from 'Learn Devon'. They were most successful as well as enjoyable, and we found the tutors to be both helpful and encouraging.

With 2015 membership it was affordable to arrange courses led by these tutors. Our Summer Programme included three short courses in card making, felt craft and pottery. We continued to include music, art, crafts and exercise.

Some members even met for lunch before sessions, which provided a good chance to get to know each other beforehand.

Is there a charge?

There is a charge of £5 for each session. This helps to cover the cost of the room, refreshments, equipment and tutor fees. (Or there is the option of paying £10, if you choose the lunch beforehand option).

How can I join?

If you, or someone you know, is interested in attending, please either call Jess Preece on 01803 414890 or email her at: jess.preece31@gmail.com. Alternatively call Totnes Caring on 01803 865684, or email us at: info@totnescaring.org.uk