Newton Abbot

What do we know about young people in Newton Abbot?

  • Newton Abbot has 3 areas in the most deprived LSOA quartile.
  • 15.9% of pupils in Newton Abbot have Free School meals compared to a UK average of 18.2% eligible for FSM in 2012
  • 555 children have special education needs
  • 19% of pupils attending LA maintained secondary schools in South Hams, Teignbridge and West Devon 19% had special educational needs
  • In the Southern area 1,555 0-24 year olds were providing unpaid care. 137 of these were providing care for more than 50 hours a week.
  • 19% of young people in substance misuse treatment in Devon come from Newton Abbot, Dawlish and Teignmouth. A further 9% came from South Hams.
  • In Teignbridge 54% of wards had over 100 0-18 year olds living in Out of Work Benefitclaimant households.  Highest numbers were found in Buckland and Milber, Bushell and Teignmouth West

What are the gaps in provision in Newton Abbot?

  • Family Planning
  • Sexual Health
  • Special Needs Support

Third sector agencies working in Newton Abbot

  • Hannah’s at Seale Hayne
  • Bespoke France Ltd
  • Orchard House Family Resource Centre
  • Newton Abbot street pastors
  • South Devon Aspergers Group
  • Advantage Point
  • Citizens Advice
  • Newton Abbot Community Transport Association
  • Newton Abbot Ring and Ride
  • Active Devon Ability Sports Club
  • Disability Football
  • Newton Soccability FC
  • Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship CIC
  • C&YP Domestic Violence and Abuse Service
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Service
  • Victim Support
  • Dramatherapy at Oak Practice
  • Patchwork
  • Tepee Play Network
  • South Devon Dyslexia Association
  • Young Carers Drop In
  • Treehouse Children’s Centre drop in for young parents
  • Bovey Tracey Youth Café
  • Newton Abbot YES
  • Young Devon The Change Academy
  • Sexual Health Services in Teign, South Dartmoor, Coombeshead and schools NAC
  • Heathfield YC
  • Chudleigh, Mortonhampstead in partnership
  • Kingsteignton Community Project Implementation Group (Town Council Town Centre improvement group)
  • After School Club at Junction
  • DYS – Duke of Edinburgh, Outdoor activities, ‘journeys’, ‘adventures’
  • Kingsteignton Youth Centre
  • Chances – educational support project
  • Blind Journal
  • Bovey Tracy & Newton Abbot Scouts

Public sector agencies working in Newton Abbot

  • Bungalow
  • Careers South West
  • The Junction
  • Newton Abbot Leisure Centre
  • Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service (Phoenix)
  • Sensory Bus (Chagford, Moretonhampstead)
  • YSmart
  • Buckland Community Centre
  • Chances – educational support services (target work)
  • Heathfield Youth Centre

Following face to face feedback from Devon Youth Service Staff and comments on the web site the information on this page has been updated.

2 comments on “Newton Abbot

  1. John Willis |

    As Chair of Moretonhampstead Association for Youth, I agree with Pippa’s point.
    Rural isolation – the last bus from Moretonhampstead to anywhere else is 4.15pm.
    Our purpose-built Youth Centre provides a valuable service 3 days per week, and is especially important for those young people who are more vulnerable.

  2. Pippa St John Cooper |

    I don’t believe that this is a true profile of Newton Abbot as it includes 9 centres/provisions that are based in Towns outside of Newton Abbot. Meaning those based in Buckfastleigh, Moretonhampstead, Chudleigh, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Heathfield and Kingsteignton. The fact that these are market towns in their own right, that the young people from them have different experiences including access to services, rural isolation and tranceport issues means that their needs are going to diffrent as well. The needs and services available to young people from communites like Buckfastleigh; where there is no bus later than 6pm is not compareable to Newton Abbot. What also concerns me is that the profile of those indivisual market towns is also lost by adding it in to Newton Abbot. I would like to see the demographic split.