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Help and Support

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.

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Free Support and impartial advice

When our sight or hearing isn’t one hundred percent the things we want to do become harder which can affect our mood and motivation to do things.

Our specialist See Hear team offers free support, impartial advice, and equipment information about living with sight loss, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Helping you do everyday things more easily.

Equipment to loan

We have a wide range of equipment that you can loan for one week to try out at home so that you can find out what is best for you. We can then advise you on prices and where to purchase the equipment you choose.

Please explore the website for more information, including useful links to our partner and specialist organisations.

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Support and advice from the See Hear Team
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Sensory Loss

Some of the problems you might be experiencing daily that our skilled and trained team can support you with. Contact us today, we are here to help.

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Your Support 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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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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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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See Hear Centre

Our North Devon hub supporting you with information, advice and equipment for sight and hearing loss.

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Victim Care and Support

Free confidential support for victims of crime

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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

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

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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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Your Stories

David’s Story

“When I was diagnosed I went through a very difficult time. I felt despair and self pity. I thought I would not be able to do anything for myself. See Hear gave me hope and inspired me”.

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Mary’s Story

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

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William’s Story

I didn’t know what to expect or if they would be able to help me. When I got there it was fabulous. The equipment you can try out and hire makes all the difference.

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Zoe’s Story

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

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Your Campaigns

How is the new Covid Vaccination affecting you?

Devons NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Devon County Council would like your initial feedback on how the new Covid Vaccination campaign is impacting you.  Your feedback will help inform them about the vaccination process and its implementation going forward to make sure it is as effective as possible.

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The impact of the pandemic on digital support

Citizens Online are researching the impact of the pandemic on digital support for people aged 50 to 70 years old. […]

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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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More funding into social care

1.5 million people across England living are without the right care and many are struggling behind closed doors

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Access for All in Retail

Calling on retailers to make their stores accessible for deaf people and those with hearing loss

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RNIB Act Now

Changes to street design must be accessible for blind and partially sighted.

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Deaf Friendly Face masks

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

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Our News

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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Have you used one of our support services?

If you would like to share your story on how our support services have helped you throughout this year we would love to hear from you. BBC Radio Devon would feature your story on one of their mid morning radio shows as a pre recorded interview.

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New guides will help re-open Torbay’s natural attractions

Living Options has been working in partnership with UNESCO Global Geopark to create a number of Visual Guides that will provide the information people need in advance of visiting.

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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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