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Help and Support

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.

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Devon Deaf Community

Our Deaf Community help and support services are provided by members of Devon Deaf Community, a team of people who are fluent in British Sign Language.

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

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Deaf Job Club
Female communicating in British Sign Langauge on ipad
Facetime available with our listening service Time to Talk
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Deaf Sport – Tennis supported by Deaf Get Active buddy’s

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Deaf Services

We offer a range of support services for Deaf people, from Deaf sport with our Deaf Get Active team, to buddy and volunteer training, to help in getting a new job, to our Deaf counselling service.

You can find out about all our services and support on this web page or contact the team to find out more. SMS: 07856 426940, BSL facetime

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Heritage Ability offer BSL tours at visitor attractions in south west

Want someone to talk to in British Sign Language?

Contact Justine or Mark via SMS or email (links below).

Your Stories

Mary’s Story

“I am grateful for the help applying for a job”

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Mick’s Story

“It is very rewarding watching people build their confidence and being part of their journey in sports”

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Your Support and Help Services

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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Deaf Get Active and Volunteer

Get Active with us or support others to get into sport through volunteering.

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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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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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Useful Links

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Independent Living Centre

Devon Sensory Team

Access Communication

BSL Enabling Service

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Victim Care and Support

Your Campaigns

UK Disability Survey

The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. The publication is planned for […]

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Deaf Friendly Face masks

“I believe the government should provide clear face masks to everyone”

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Rural Transport Consultation

Disability Rights UK needs your views on the barriers you face with rural transport, and how you feel rural communities can benefit from transport innovation.

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Where is the Interpreter?

“We’re requesting an interpreter, it’s the equivalent to hearing people using audio for access.”

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Latest News in the Deaf Community

Government recruiting Disability and Access Ambassadors

The Cabinet Office has announced it is recruiting fourteen new Disability and Access Ambassadors. These ambassadors will help ensure businesses are doing all they can to support their disabled customers.

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Our Latest News and Update

2020 has certainly been a year to remember. As it draws to a close we provide some respite from the restrictions and confusion, with this news update on exciting new service offerings, and our plans for the future.

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Disability History Month

“Access doesn’t just mean physical access, it’s so much more than that.”

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Celebrating Thirty Years

This autumn and into next year we are delighted to be marking our landmark birthday, reflecting on our achievements so […]

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Should we all be wearing clear face masks?

“I believe the government should provide clear face masks for everyone”

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Get Yourself Active at Home

New accessible pre-recorded videos to support disabled people to get active at home is now available.

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