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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
Deaf Led services at LOD - image of woman using British sign language
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 info@livingoptions.org

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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

Jodie’s Story

“Jodie has been able to fully access two National Trust properties in Cornwall. Today we have been at Godolphin. In April she was able to use the Tramper at Lanhydrock”.

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Mary’s Story

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

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Your Support and Help 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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Victim Care and Support

Free confidential support for victims of crime

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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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Useful Links

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Independent Living Centre

Devon Sensory Team

Access Communication

BSL Enabling Service

Sign with Beth

Victim Care and Support

Your Campaigns

We support Purple Tuesday

Ask your local shops to make a commitment to improving access. This could be through implementing the hidden disability sunflower lanyard scheme, or supporting customers with sensory needs with formal quiet hours.

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50 years of Pride

This year the UK is celebrating 50 years of Pride. On 1 July 1972 a ‘carnival parade’ of protest was […]

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BBC Make a Difference Awards 2022

BBC Local Radio has created a new award campaign to celebrate people who are going above and beyond to make […]

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Captioning Awareness Week

Nearly one in five (18%) of UK adults are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.  Fewer than 1% is fluent in British Sign Language, this means captioned performances are vital for the 11 million who want to enjoy the arts like anyone else.

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Latest News in the Deaf Community

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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