Devon

Disabled volunteers welcome after Samaritans HQ revamp

Wheelchair users and those with disabilities can apply to become South Devon Samaritan volunteers following a building refurbishment.

The 150-year-old Samaritans building in Torquay has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment.

As part of the improvements a lift has been installed enabling wheelchair-using volunteers to be recruited for the first time.

The Warren Road service offers 24-hour support.

Branch director Carol Crawshaw said: "I am delighted that we are now in a position to welcome applications from potential volunteers who are physically disabled."

The project was paid for with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund as well as fund-raising events.

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