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The Executive


About Torbay Advice Network

Torbay Advice Network was set up to implement the recommendations of the Advice Strategy around Quality, Training, Access, Monitoring, Volunteer recruitment, Strategic Voice and the provision of an Advice Centre.


Since forming in 2006 the charity has found a need to provide front-line support for communities as well as for volunteers and practitioners.




Torbay Advice Network is a registered charity and Company limited by guarantee and governed by a Board of Directors:


Chris Wills - Solicitor (Chair)

Tim Godfrey - Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants

Steve Gale - Welfare Advice Consultant



TAN Staff:


Wayne Johnson - Manager









Our Aims

  • The Main priorities today are to: 

  • Deliver multi-agency training at basic, skilled advisor and legal advisor levels.

  • Provide front-line Community training.

  • Monitor the sector and use the information to develop the TAN community.

  • Increase the Strategic Voice of the sector as a whole.

  • Increase Quality Standards.

  • Develop membership standards, criteria and participation.

  • Attract new volunteers to TAN and the sector.

Registered Charity No: 1118604

Company Number: 05979205

Without the financial support of funders annualy we would be unable to deliver all of our work. We are extremely grateful for every pound donated as this allows us to make a lasting contribution to people within our community.


Our thanks go to the following organisations who have support us over the last 12 months.

torbay council

Our Supporters

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