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The Freedom Centre, Barnstaple

Freedom Community Alliance (known as Freedom) runs the Freedom Drop-in Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon.

We support people who live in the local area and who may be suffering from poverty, poor mental health, substance mis-use, those who may be homeless or vulnerably housed, have an offending background or have hidden disabilities. We have a range of projects to address these needs which helps to reduce isolation and encourages inclusion into society.

The Freedom Drop-in Centre provides a safe, welcoming, non-judgemental environment where people are accepted no matter what their past or current situation. It is a busy thriving environment seeing anywhere between 40–75 people each day. A small team of project workers and volunteers support clients in a wide range of ways.

Freedom Drop-in provides the following support services for clients:

  • General support
  • Advice and assistance in accessing accommodation
  • Access to other agencies
  • Recreation, leisure and social interaction
  • Shower and clothes store
  • Free hot food and drinks


Contact Name
Deb Parsons
Contact Position
Drop-in Manager
01271 321171
Freedom Community Alliance
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Freedom Centre
1 Howard Avenue
EX32 8QA
Toilet facilities
Baby changing facilities
Sporting changing facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Cost Details
Our Freedom Drop-in Centre services are free
Display Date/Time
Monday to Thursday: 11.00am - 3.00pm
Referral required?
Referral details

The Freedom Drop-in is open access so no referral is needed

Age range
17 years to 99 years
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
General information

In addition to the support on offer, there are two pool tables, a table tennis table, a T.V. lounge and internet cafe computers available for use. There is a free shower for those who do not have bathing facilities. 

A hot three-course meal is served between 12.00pm - 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

Hot drinks are available all afternoon. 

Last updated: 18/07/2019
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