Latest stories from West and South West England

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In tune to help dementia sufferers
 

03 September 2019 | West and South West England

Music sessions boost memory and help fight isolation.
 

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Big nights out for gig buddies
 

14 August 2019 | West and South West England

Everyone benefits from brilliant befriending scheme.
 

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Kids reaping benefits of country life
 

14 August 2019 | West and South West England

Brilliant farming scheme helps youngsters stay out of trouble.
 

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Friend with Benefits
 
 

09 July 2019 | West and South West
England

Charity helps people with financial advice on everything from debt and benefits to fraud.
 

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Appy Neighbours
 
 

05 June 2019 | West and South West
England

The brilliant new app that helps people help each other.
 

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Keeping memories alive
 
 

14 May 2019 | West and South West
England

Remarkable centre helps children facing bereavement.
 

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Healthy Minds
 
 

14 May 2019 | West and South West
England

Charity supports 4,500 carers a year.
 
 

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Wild about you
 
 

14 May 2019 | West and South West
England

Fantastic charity that supports young men and helps them be better dads.
 

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Hidden army of carers helped
 

02 April 2019 | West and South West
England

Charity supports 4,500 carers a year.
 
 

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In pursuit of excellence
 
 

06 March 2019 | West and South West England

Charity uses sport as a vehicle to change young lives.
 

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Hip hop hero
 
 

13 February 2019 | West and South West England

Charity that transforms young lives through hip hop dance in Plymouth.
 

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All hands on deck
 
 

13 February 2019 | West and South West England

Youth charity helps youngsters find employment, training them on historic steamship.

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Hospice makes me a better mum
 

14 December 2018 | West and South West England

Charlton Farm Hospice in Somerset is helping children with life-limiting diseases and their families.

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The mums who are singing away stress
 

12 December 2018 | West and South West England

Baby-friendly choir helps mums relax.
 
 

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The coats zipped on trees for the homeless
 

12 December 2018 | West and South West England

Kind-hearted Plymouth friends help keep rough sleepers warm.
 

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Waving their troubles away
 
 

05 December 2018 | West and South West England

How surfing is helping youngsters with their mental health.
 

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Hitting the ground running
 
 

05 December 2018 | West and South West England

Inspiration Mel who built a community around fitness and friendship.
 

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The club where fun doesn’t age
 

21 November 2018 | West and South West England

At Young At Heart Club, the over-60s enjoy laughter, food and good company.
 

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I just love helping
 
 

21 November 2018 | West and South West England

Youth charity director has no plans to stop vital community work.
 

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Circus that teaches confidence tricks
 

21 November 2018 | West and South West England

This circus club teaches young people vital social skills during training sessions.
 

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Community clean-up
 
 

21 November 2018 | West and South West England

These litter pickers came together to clean up their streets.
 

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TSB Superhero Dan dedicates his time to charity

6 November 2018 | West and South West England

He’s more than a fundraiser for brilliant centre that helps adults with learning difficulties.
 

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On tour with the Flamingo Chicks
 

6 November 2018 | West and South West England

A dance school that helps disabled and non-disabled children learn and perform together has marked five phenomenal years with a UK tour, supported by TSB.

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Not just a bed for the night
 
 

24 October 2018 | West and South West England

The charity that has helped over 150 ex-veterans at risk of homelessness back on their feet with a warm meal, job placements and a positive attitude.

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The Breakfast Club providing banter and a brew... plus so much more to former veterans

24 October 2018 | West and South West England

Pub hosts ex-veterans to help overcome isolation in the community by giving them a sense of belonging again.

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Meet the barbers trying to save men from suicide
 

10 October 2018 | West and South West England

They are specially trained to spot mental health warning signs during haircut chats
 

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Wellbeans: breaking the silence around mental health with a smile

10 October 2018 | West and South West England

Liz set up scheme to help sufferers deal with difficult issues in a light-hearted way
 

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Taking to the streets to help troubled teens
 

28 September 2018 | West and South West England

Inspirational youth club is transforming lives by engaging young people in their own hangouts
 

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Turning trash to treasure
 
 

28 September 2018 | West and South West England

At Plymouth Play Scrapstore, nothing goes to waste
 

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