ROC (which stands for 'Redeeming Our Communities') is a national charity and its aim is to build safer, kinder communities. In June 2018 there was a ROC Conversation event in Tavistock Town Hall, which over 150 people attended, including (amongst others) councillors, faith groups, police, health and voluntary services and businesses.
Tavistock ROC - Action Groups
There are currently four Action Groups meeting to address the following topics. Please contact if you'd like further information or would like to get involved.
1 - Young People & Digital Safety
This group is exploring a range of activities aimed at providing spaces where young people can thrive and stay safe in the digital world. Possible options are a Community Fun Day, a full-time Youth Café (Pre-school breakfast, After-school homework) and linking up with schools to show a drama promoting Digital Safety awareness.
2 - Loneliness & Isolation
This group is looking at how to reduce social isolation, particularly (but not exclusively!) faced by those who are older in years. Ideas include Cycling Without Age (connect young and old people and provide suitable bikes for them to go cycling together); home coffee mornings in local neighbourhoods (a recent coffee morning attracted 29 people!), Craft Clubs, sing-alongs, Reading Groups, Poetry reading and celebrating the professional Care Workers in our community.
3 - Mental Health & Addictions
This group is looking to raise awareness of mental health issues with a view to diminishing the stigma surrounding them. They want to establish a listening service for those who need it and produce a directory of organisations working in mental health and addiction to improve networking and information sharing between the services.
4 - Communications & Mapping
This group has a vision of Tavistock being a place where everyone can easily find what they want to know and what's going on, in all areas from councils, shops, emergency and medical services, leisure abd tourism, Citizens Advice Bureau, churches, schools and education and more besides! They're looking at how to use social media, websites and printed material to achieve this.