Phab Torquay inspires and supports children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together.

About Phab Volunteers

About Phab Volunteers

Phab Torquay is an amazingly vibrant club which is run by a team of volunteers.

Find out more at the About Phab tab above


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Great News! Phab Club is re-opening on September 21st

"Grace has so loved the zoom sessions - thanks yet again." ⭐️

Also, keep up to date with what is going on during lockdown on our Facebook page HERE

Please look at our Social Media Policy and Online Guidance prior to joining us online. Stay safe and stay connected

Phab Challenge Entries

Pics from Matthew

Here are some great pics that get more than 1 of the Phab Challenge things in 1 shot

TJ with 7 things

Michael with 5 things

Some more Phab Challenge pics


Even More Challenge Pics (this time from Lauren)

Even More Challenge Pics (this time from Kiley)

Some great feedback on the Bag drops

Hi Mark
Just wanted to say thanks for the delivery the other day. What a fantastic idea! Ella has absolutely loved doing this – and has even said she would like to do a lot more photography!
Hope you and yours are all well, and hopefully see you soon
Kind regards
Zoe Constantine

Thanks to Alan, Suzanne and Robin for distributing the bags

Some great cooking pics

Matthew’s biscuits

Cameron’s biscuits

Sion’s biscuits

Mark’s biscuits

We have had some great feedback regarding the virtual sessions and also the tablets that we were able to obtain. (we have hidden the names for privacy reasons):

“Hiya, hope you are well. Just wanted  to thank you for setting up the Phab chats online. xxxxx wasn’t keen on joining in on the group calls, but has been talking to xxxxx, xxxxxx and xxxxxxx every day! And tonight another group chat with xxxxx, xxxxx and xxxxxxx. It’s really lifted his spirits xx”

Thankyou so much Mark. It’s already helping Summer to write. She uses the speaker for what she can’t spell  Here she is sending a message to Tanya!

We really appreciate it heres one of her this morning as well. She’s absolutely buzzing. I’ll make sure she’s on the next zoom call. The work you do is amazing!.

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Whilst we are all in lockdown, we thought you might enjoy seeing the video interviews done at Phab by Sound Communities recently:

We are not sure if this will still go ahead – watch this space!

Torquay Phab Club & Lifeworks have formed a partnership to deliver a body image project called IWILLConnect  to help with youth loneliness, from the Imagine This  partnership, via co op funding.

We are developing work around body image and plan to have two big all day events one at Torbay Velopark on the 4th July Multi sport with Torquay United and much more and one at Torre Abbey on 6th July.

Both charities have a cross over of young people accessing benefitting from both our offers of activities and fun and I Mark work for both organisations and my time is used to support across.

@lifeworksuk     –  Please add this to all we do on this project and this than tags Lifeworks in.  Thank you

Mark Thorneywork  Extraordinary Young People Coordinator 14 to 18 

Find out more @Lifeworks

A great video about staying safe online


There was recently a survey done by the Torbay Children and Young People’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Partnership. They visited Phab and we featured in their Update which went out to all the organizations locally that took part. This really is wonderful to read and is testimony to all at the Phab club for the work they do.

Here is an excerpt from the update…

“Me and Tanny had the privilege of going along (on pancake day, we lucked out…) to Phab Club – such amazing work going on there with young people with learning difficulties.  So great to see the variety of activities, and the investment in long term relationships where young people move up through the project to eventually become volunteers.  A brilliant example of co-design with young people.   

The Ocean Youth crew were there, creating radio content with a group of very engaged young people who were clearly getting loads out of the session and taking part in social action.”

Here are the Live Broadcasts from both the Phab Junior and Phab Monday nights on March 13th - awesome. Click the yellow circles.

What People Say About Us

A safe and fun environment

Committed staff creating a safe and fun environment for young people with additional needs 


My son loves Phab

My son loves Phab club, always different fun activities and friendly experienced staff

Sharon (Parent)

An Amazing Job

James had a great time, thank you for being so great with him and all the children. You do an amazing job and it's REALLY appreciated x

Highly Recommended

"Our James loves the Phab Club. He looks forward to every week and is full of excitement to share with us when he gets home! Highly recommend it."


Hi Guys, I just wanted to say how cool all the photo's are and it looks like you have a fantastic time, I know I do when I'm lucky enough to visit you. Jon has done an excellent job of this website, and I will be following your adventures through it. Carry on having a great time and take care of each other.


Ste Hogan


This looks great.


Jonathan Edwards
Phab Volunteer
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Well Done!

This site looks amazing - well done all

Janine Williams
Phab National Manager

Our Affiliations

Our Team of Volunteers

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Our Fundraising Projects

Oh What Fun We Have! Click the Images Below to See More

Phab Challenge
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Valentines Meal 2018
Our Valentines Meal was an amazing night. We made over £200 for which we thank everyone that came for a lovely meal.
The young people that helped with the preparation of the food and waiter/waitress service etc did an awesome job and gained some wonderful experience which will stay with them forever and will also aid them if they wish to gain employment in the future.
Our amazing young people cooked and served parents and friends. Thank you to our Chair (Alan) who put a shift in on pot wash  – Alan “Scrubber” Tilley. Also to Jim and Julie Onion, potato peeling stars. Thanks to all who attended without who we would not have an event. Thank you to all that helped or took part, to Scotty ably assisted by Paul and his crew for our Murder Mystery.
Thank you. Well done.
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On November 5th 2017, several members of the Phab club did a Conga from central Torquay to Paignton bus station to raise both funds and awareness for the club.

Click the Learn More button below to see even more photos from the day

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Sky Dive

OMG! These amazing people are awesome!

Mark - June - Kerry - Lilly - Alan our Chair and Suzanne his wife DID throw themselves out of a plane - All credit to them.

To see even more pictures click the Learn More button below

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Bag Pack
In December 2017, several members of the Phab club and the committee took part in a fundraising bag pack at Sainsburys Torquay. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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Phab Car Wash
Thanks to all who took part, raising an amazing £173 Also thank you to Richard the Minister at Barton Baptist Church for your help and support. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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Phab Meal Summer 2017
This was a marvellous achievement by the Phab club members and raised approx £300 They hosted and prepared a proper restaurant style meal for friends, family and customers to raise funds and also awareness for the club. To see even more pictures click the Lean More button below
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