Welcome to Torbay Advice Network

Torbay Advice Network (or TAN) supports the community by providing free expert advice for local residents in a range of areas, including:

  • Welfare Training
  • Welfare Advice
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Receiving Benefits
  • Accompiment to Medical Assessments (DLA/PIP)

Here you will discover a range of local resources that will support you when making important decisions. You’ll also find information about Torbay Advice Network, our training days, contact information for our welfare team and more.

We aim to ensure that everyone in Torbay has access to the right information, at the right time, in the right way. This means you’ll be able to make well-informed decisions and have more control over your life and your future. It will help you remain independent and take advantage of all the opportunities available to you.

How can we help you?

Torbay Advice Network offers free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of subjects for Torbay residents.

We act as a central hub of local advice and information. From our site, you can access a variety of local resources, videos and experts that will inform you about any social welfare issues that might affect your situation.

Here are just a few ways we can help:

Community and practitioner training:

Torbay Advice Network hosts bespoke social welfare training for community members and practitioners, tailored to different skill levels.


We offer support for individuals and voluntary organisations in certain situations. Torbay Advice Network can help with paperwork, assessments and more.


Torbay Advice Network aims to raise awareness of all its services so all Torbay residents know that this information is easily accessible for everyone.

Sharing and learning:

We provide free expert and up-to-date advice and can signpost you to relevant and helpful local organisations.

Do you need more advice?

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