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Free learning and development of personal assistants (PA’s). Funded by Skills for Care and facilitated by Living Options Devon in partnership with Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon County Council.

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We’re running free courses for personal care assistants (PAs)

Our courses include disability awareness, Deaf awareness, and autism essentials. You can even gain a Level 2 food safety certificate in your own time online. Also available is a work-based Level 3 Care Specialist certificate.

Claim your time and expenses

If you are a PA then you can claim your time and expenses for the training via your employer, so you don’t lose out on pay!

The courses are free to attend for qualifying PAs and you can sign-up to as many as you like!

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Food Safety Level 2 Certificate Disability Awareness Level 3 Care Specialist Certificate Autism Essentials Deaf Awareness

Need help booking your place?

If you have any difficulty completing the registration online, or would like to talk to someone about access to the courses, please contact our friendly HUB team via email or call 01392 459 222

We offer a range of support services for disabled people and Deaf people where British Sign Language is their first language.

Our Support Services

Living Options Devon Keep Active

Our team supports anybody with a disability, or long term health condition to get active and keep active both body and mind.

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Time To Talk

Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability, long term health condition or Deaf people who use BSL.

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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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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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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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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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Deaf Get Active and Volunteer

We aim to increase participation in sport / activity in the local Deaf community through volunteer-based peer support and online resources.

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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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Living Options Northern Devon (Formerly the See Hear Centre)

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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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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Victim Care and Support

Free confidential support for victims of crime

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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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