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Living Options Devon is working across the South West to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language) can live the life they choose.

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Our Support Services

The Hub

Your first point of contact with Living Options Devon, our friendly Hub team connects you to the support services, advice, and information that you need.

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Time To Talk

Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability and/or long-term health condition.

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Counselling Service

6 free sessions of accessible counselling to people with a disability and members of the Deaf community (British Sign Language Users) across Devon.

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Get Active Together

Supporting disabled and Deaf BSL users to become more active and engage in sport and physical activity

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Deaf Led Services

As British Sign Language users and members of the Deaf Community, the Deaf Led team know first-hand the issues faced by Deaf people and the best advice and support to give to overcome these.

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Countryside Mobility

Providing easy access to the countryside for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off road mobility scooter hire scheme
Explore the South West with freedom and ease.

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Devon Advocacy Service (DAC)

The Devon Advocacy Consortium working together to provide free and independent advocacy services for people over sixteen across Devon and Torbay.

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Victim Care and Support

Free confidential support for victims of crime

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service (IMCA)

The Devon and Torbay IMCA Service provides independent safeguards for people who lack capacity to make certain decisions.

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Living Options Northern Devon, Sight and Hearing Loss Service

Living Options Northern Devon, supporting you with information, advice and equipment for sight and hearing loss. The team also signpost to additional support services locally for disabled people and members of the Deaf Community.

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Devon Disability Network (DDN)

Enabling disabled and Deaf people to campaign and be involved in developing the support services they need.

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Heritage Ability

Our team works with heritage sites across the south west supporting them in improving the customer experience for disabled people and Deaf people who use British Sigh Language

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Can we help you?

Click on the links below to discover how we can help and support you.

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    Your Mobility

    Providing you with the information and advice you need to make your daily tasks easier, and to give you access to services that put the enjoyment into living.

    Find out more about Mobility

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    Your Deaf Community

    The Deaf Led team understands the importance of Deaf culture and know from personal experience the issues faced by Deaf people and the best advice and support to overcome these.

    Find out more about Deaf Community

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    Your Sight and Hearing

    Our specialist team offer free support, impartial advice and equipment information in relation to living with sight loss, hearing loss and tinnitus.

    Your Sight and Hearing

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    Your Hidden Disability

    Not all disabilities are immediately obvious. A wide range of medical, sensory, neurological, and mental health conditions can impact on daily living.

    Your Hidden Disability

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    Your Wellbeing

    We believe that everyone has a right to a sense of wellbeing – to feel comfortable, safe, and in their best health. How you maintain your wellbeing will be personal to you. Sometimes, everyone needs some help with their wellbeing.

    Your Wellbeing

Who we are

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Your Stories

“It stopped me from worrying about things, we could talk things through. It was somebody at the end of the phone to have a laugh with.” 

Your Stories is a place where people who use our services and support can share their experiences.

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Can you help us?

There are many ways to get involved in Living Options Devon. For example, whether you are interested in volunteering or working for us; joining as a member of one of our services or to help us raise funds to continue our charitable work!

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Community Deaf hub to launch helped by South West Water Neighbourhood Fund

A new Deaf hub providing bespoke social opportunities for adults will shortly launch in Exeter by Living Options Devon, helped […]

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Sign Language Week

Sign Language Week 2023 runs between 13-19 March. The national campaign is led by the British Deaf Association (BDA) and this […]

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Exeter Chiefs Women V Loughborough Lightning Charity Bucket Collectors

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation is a charity that exists with the sole aim of helping other charities. Funds are raised […]

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Charity Quiz Night Returns!

Our popular charity quiz night is back! We’re so excited to be holding our first Quiz Night since Covid, and […]

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Warm Spaces in Exeter

Exeter Connect are a voluntary and community sector service funded by Exeter City Council, providing support and advice to help […]

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Disability awareness training for vaccination centres

We’ve been delivering Disability Awareness training to vaccination centre staff across Devon. This lived-experience training is able to help provide […]

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A message from Living Options Devon CEO

A message from Living Options Devon CEO, Diana Crump With 2023 now well underway, I am delighted to provide an […]

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Accessible Adventures With Casey

Last year we visited Haldon Forest Park and met with Casey Newton where we spent the afternoon filming a three […]

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New films support vaccines and health checks for people with a learning disability

We were pleased to be able to contribute to such an important resource working in partnership with NHS Devon and […]

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£20,000 funding to help local Deaf and disabled community become more active

We are delighted to have received £20,000 in funding from the Peter Harrison Foundation. The fund will be used to […]

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Devon, Plymouth and Torbay VCSE Assembly

Devon, Plymouth and Torbay VCSE Assembly Update If you are a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation in Devon, Plymouth […]

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A message from our Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive

Season’s Greetings from Living Options Devon “To our funders, partners, volunteers and friends, thank you for all your support during […]

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Living Options Devon celebrates after receiving National Lottery funding

Living Options Devon celebrates after receiving National Lottery funding Living Options Devon is celebrating today after being awarded £431,654 in […]

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Living Options opening times over Christmas and New Year

Living Options will be open as usual until 12 noon on 23rd December, we will be re-opening from 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023

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Support over the festive period

Find details of organisations where you can get help. If someone is in crisis or needs immediate help they should […]

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Donate when you shop online

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can shop and donate to Living Options at no extra cost […]

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Your nomination really counts

Your nomination really counts £1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do to empower disabled people to […]

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Non-disabled workers earn a sixth more than disabled workers

New analysis published by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) shows that non-disabled workers now earn a sixth (17.2%) more than disabled workers. The analysis found that the pay gap for disabled workers currently stands at £2.05 an hour – or £3,731 per year for someone working a 35-hour week.

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Living Options Charity Christmas Tree at Princesshay

Our Living Options tree is now in place and decorated at Princesshay, Exeter The charity tree initiative run by Princesshay […]

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An update from Devon Wellbeing Hub

The Hub is one of 40 NHS mental health and wellbeing hubs that were set up across the country, funded by NHS England, in response to the impact of COVID-19.

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Our Summer Nature Art Competition

Living Options ran a nature-themed art competition open to anyone in Devon – people across the county Joined in to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes

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Cost of Living Crisis: Tips on how to save money 

Inflation could reach 11% within months, putting more pressure on household finances so we’ve put together some information to help you with the cost of living crisis.

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Cost of Living Crisis: Help with spiralling energy costs

In recent months the costs of gas and electricity have spiralled up due to the increasing wholesale costs of oil […]

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Living Options Devon, in Exeter, has a range of rooms you can hire

Our affordable meeting rooms are fully furnished and fully accessible. Our rooms offer free WIFI, air conditioning, AV equipment, and have flexible layouts to fit your needs.

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