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Help and Support

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.

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Independent Living

We understand that mobility is crucial to maintaining independent living, from completing day to day tasks to working or keeping active or creative. Mobility difficulties can make everyday tasks hard too, often resulting in us not taking part in things that enrich our lives.

Keeping Active Mind and Body

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

Outdoors and Indoors

Our award winning Countryside Mobility and Heritage Ability schemes have partnered with some of the most interesting visitor attractions and beauty spots across the south west. Giving you access with the help of all terrain mobility scooters and accessible information, such as large print guides and BSL tours.

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Countryside Mobility
Tony Whiteley and Deaf cyclists photo July 2019
Deaf Get Active
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Putting the fun into living

Want to be more active both physically and mentally? Our Keep Active team share a range of exercises both seated and standing. They have also launched their 5K Your Way program supporting you in being more active.

We share lots of useful information to maintain a health lifestyle on our YouTube channel, and you can access the links below to other services and our trusted partner organisations, so you can do the things that put the fun into living.

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Heritage Ability

Useful Links

Keep Active

Help and Support

Need some advice or would like to talk to someone? Our friendly Time to Talk team are on hand to offer confidential listening and support.

You can all them for free on 0300 303 3691

The team are trained to provide support and information relevant to your needs and concerns, including sensory loss and counselling, both of which might be affecting your mobility.

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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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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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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Annie’s Story

“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.”

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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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Ted’s Story

“I’m fifty and can now go with my wife, grandchildren and dog rather than sitting in the car pretending I’m okay.”

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Zoe’s Story

‘’Living Options Devon, gave me my life back.’’

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Sheila’s Story

“I now have my confidence to participate in the discussions that matter to me and a voice I want to share”.

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Your Campaigns

Tell us about your care

Your feedback will help the CQC develop new services for disabled people, with their needs central to their plans.

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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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Sense – Disabled people must be part of the Covid-19 inquiry

Have your say – Disability charity Sense are calling for disabled people and their families to be at the heart of the public inquiry into covid response.

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CAN DO Challenge

For Men’s Health Week 2021, Men’s Health Forum is asking as many people as possible to try the CAN DO Challenge.

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Take Five to stop fraud

Many people may already know the dos and don’ts of financial fraud and scams.  Remember no-one should ever contact you out of the blue to ask for your full PIN or full password, or ever make you feel pressured into moving money to another account. But sometimes under pressure, we can forget this.

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Disability Assessments #PeopleBeforeProcess

Will you take 30 seconds today to write to your MP to ask this Government to publish the long promised consultation? Take part in the campaign #PeopleBeforeProcess

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Protect Disabled People from Fire

“It is completely unacceptable that thousands of disabled residents continue to live in fear of fire. It is also wholly unjust that disabled leaseholders should fear losing their adapted homes or be asked to contribute to bills for remedial works that they can’t afford and that aren’t their responsibility”. Disability Rights UK’s Head of Policy, Fazilet Hadi

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Active Devon

May is Devon’s Naturally Healthy month!

Naturally Healthy May is all about getting outside, enjoying the amazing natural environment and feeling happier and healthier for it.

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Words Hurt Campaign

We need to talk about the language of disability. Research shows that language is an active and passive barrier in the connection between disabled and non-disabled people.

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RNIB: Coming out of lockdown together

As lockdown eases the RNIB have launched a new campaign called ‘coming out of lockdown together’.  This campaign aims to […]

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Latest News for Mobility

Your Feedback on us

Your feedback helps us improve our services and shape our future support for you.

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Accessible Trails at Glen Lynn Gorge

Glen Lyn Gorge is near the mouth of the River Lyn near Lynmouth on Exmoor and was the recipient of a refurbished all terrain mobility scooter thanks to HCT Turf and the #ILoveMyGarden photo competition.

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What is Counselling?

What is counselling? When should someone seek counselling and how can it help? Find the answers to these questions and many more in this thirty minute interview.

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How we have helped you during the pandemic

We know the pandemic is still ongoing, but it’s important for us to reflect on what we have achieved so […]

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We the 15

We’re people with disabilities. We’re 15% of the world.

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Accessible Meeting Room Hire

Our offices and rooms are wheelchair friendly offering ground floor level access throughout. Our flexible layout means we can adapt our office space to meet most people’s needs.

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Peter’s Legacy

“Barriers to independent living still exist, peoples horizons are limited still, and expectations are still relatively low and levels of understanding amongst the wider community are limited as to what disabled people have the capability of achieving. If we could improve that further, I think it would be a major achievement and we’d be making a major breakthrough” Peter Swain OBE

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Peter Swain OBE – Funeral and Celebration of Life

The funeral of Peter Swain OBE will take place at Exeter Crematorium on Thursday 29th July at 12.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration of Peter’s life at Exeter Racecourse at 2pm.

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Thank you HCT Turf

“We are delighted to donate the full £1000 to Living Options Devon’s Countryside Mobility Hire Scheme, and know the tramper will continue to allow people to access the beautiful Devon countryside”.

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Let’s talk Scoliosis

“Don’t let it stop you. If there is something you want to do, got for it. You may have to adapt the way you do it, but please don’t give up. Be positive”.

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Upcoming Events in For Mobility

Tuesday 30th November 20212.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Training and Careers Fair – Health and Social Care Skills

If you are Deaf, or have a disability and want to learn a new skill, or have an interest to work in health and social care, please come and say hello and find out more on how we can help you achieve this. 

Location
PL1 Cafe at City College Plymouth

Regular sessions hosted

Virtual Chat and Share and Quiz Nights

Our friendly Time to Talk team host regular chat and share group sessions.  These virtual coffee mornings are available to attend on zoom or you can call into the session from your mobile or landline.  Everyone is welcome!

Location
Online