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Walk and Talk service to support organisations with accessibility

Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping Centre is one of the first organisations to sign up to our brand-new Walk and Talk service.

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Deaf Awareness Week 2024

We're proudly supporting Deaf Awareness Week running from 6-12 May 2024

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Devon County Show includes British Sign Language (BSL) signing for 2024

Devon County Show has introduced a number of new initiatives this year to help make the show accessible, including British […]

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A Volunteer Disability Ambassador Network in Devon

Living Options Devon is offering free disability awareness training for community groups, clubs, classes and activity providers as part of […]

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Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Milestone

This month we’ll exceed 500 NHS staff across Torquay and Plymouth to have received Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training

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Devon Advocacy Service for Devon and Torbay

We’re delighted to have been awarded the Adults Advocacy contract covering Devon and Torbay.

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Tesco blue token charity!

Living Options Sight and Hearing Service is a Tesco blue token charity in April, May and June! Please vote for us!

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South West Business Expo

We're excited to be attending the South West Business Expo at Westpoint Exeter this year joining a number of charities as part of the Charity Village.

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Exeter Volunteer Fayre – 21 March

The Exeter Volunteer Fayre is back and we’re delighted to be involved again this year. The Volunteer Fayre takes place […]

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Sign Language Week 2024

We're proudly supporting Sign Language Week! 18 - 24 March.

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Time to Talk day 1 February 2024

We are proudly supporting Time to Talk Day. Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation.

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Are you finding Christmas difficult?

Christmas is a time of year when we are expected to be joyful and sociable, spending time surrounded by family and friends. For many of of us though, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time.

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Support over the festive period

Find details of organisations where you can get help. If someone is in crisis or needs immediate help they should […]

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Living Options opening times over Christmas and New Year

Living Options will be open as usual until 12 noon on 22nd December 2023, we will be re-opening on Tuesday 2nd January 2024

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Magical trails and illuminations

It’s looking magical out there! Wrap up and enjoy the view from a Tramper. There are some stunning displays of lights at a number of our Countryside Mobility partner sites.

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Celebration and thanks to long-standing trustee

After 20 years of service, long-standing trustee Brian Imeson retired this year from the Living Options Devon board. We are incredibly grateful for the support Brian provided over the years, and the valuable contribution he has made to the charity

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David Gray’s incredible birthday fundraiser

We want to say a huge thank you to Countryside Mobility member David Gray, who raised an outstanding £1,005 as part of a birthday fundraiser to celebrate his 60th birthday.

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Living Options Devon gains new Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM)

Living Options Devon gains new Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) We have been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) […]

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Living Options Devon, Princesshay Charity Christmas Tree 2023

Our Princesshay Charity Tree is now up and decorated with help from our service users, volunteers and team. Helped by […]

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Safeguarding Adults Week: 20th to 24th November

Safeguarding Adults Week Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding […]

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Free Festive Craft Event: 8th November

Come along to our Exeter offices on Wednesday 8th November and help us create decorations for our Princesshay charity Christmas tree.

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Funding awarded for Mental Health First Aid training

We are delighted to have been awarded £1,500 from The Norman Family Charitable Trust. The funding will be used to […]

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Exeter Chiefs Foundation designated charity for 2023/24

We’re thrilled and incredibly grateful to be one of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation designated charities for the 2023/24 season. The […]

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The British Sign Language (BSL) Act 2022 first Government report

The British Sign Language (BSL) Act 2022 first Government report The British Sign Language (BSL) Act 2022 legally recognises BSL […]

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New Independent Chair appointed for Torbay, Plymouth and Devon VCSE Assembly

We are pleased to share the latest news from the Torbay, Plymouth and Devon VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) […]

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Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training for Learning Disability and Autism

Living Options Devon is pleased to be working alongside One Devon to deliver the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training for Learning Disability and Autism.

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A job interview with a Deaf person

Being interviewed for a job as a Deaf or hard of hearing person can be a frustrating experience. However, with […]

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We’re part of the Exeter Community Lottery

We are excited to be a part of the New Exeter Community Lottery. Exeter Community Lottery is an exciting weekly […]

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Living Options Devon BSL tours referenced as good practice

British Sign Language (BSL) tours carried out by Heritage Ability, an award wining initiative of Living Options have been referenced […]

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Praise for Countryside Mobility scheme

One of our wonderful Countryside Mobility members recently took the time to send us his thoughts and feedback on our Countryside Mobility scheme.

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Accessible Adventures with Casey

Accessible Adventures with Casey – part 3 now available! We visited Haldon Forest Park and met with Casey Newton filming […]

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July is Disability Pride Month 2023

Disability Pride Month takes place in July. Originating in the USA it has grown to become an internationally celebrated awareness […]

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Digital HOPE Programme for Hip/Knee Replacement

Digital HOPE Programme for Hip/Knee Replacement Starts 13th July to help individuals prepare for surgery, keep well and support your […]

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Audio tour developed in partnership with RAMM

Audio tour developed in partnership with Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) As part of our business services […]

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Cost of Living support – Teignbridge

We have funding to help Teignbridge residents living with a disability, Deaf or with a long term health condition struggling […]

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Celebration event for Get Active Together and Deaf Get Active

A great turnout as we celebrated two fantastic projects last weekend. Deaf Get Active and Get Active Together has achieved […]

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Carers Week 5-11 June 2023

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the […]

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Wellbeing events include TV celebrity

Wellbeing events include TV celebrity We have an exciting and varied line-up of events as part of our Deaf wellbeing […]

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Scoliosis Awareness Month

Scoliosis Awareness Month June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Throughout June Scoliosis associations are uniting people across the world to create […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2023

Volunteers Week 2023 This Volunteers Week (1st June – 7th June), we’re joining thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising […]

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Get Active Together celebration event

Get Active Together celebration event Have you been involved with our Get Active Together project? If you have volunteered as […]

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Welcome to new trustee Charlie Radclyffe

Welcome to Charlie Radclyffe who has joined Living Options Devon as a trustee. Charlie is passionate about social justice and […]

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South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2023-24

We are proud to be a sponsor for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2023-24. The awards are now open […]

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Stephanie Lewis new CEO at Living Options Devon

Living Options Devon welcomes Stephanie Lewis as the charity’s new Chief Executive Officer. Stephanie takes over from Diana Crump who […]

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Coronation Cake Sale

Come and support your local disability charity at our Coronation Cake Sale. Taking place at our Exeter offices on Thursday […]

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Deaf Awareness Week 2023

Deaf Awareness Week 1st – 7th May 2023 Deaf Awareness Week is run by the UK Council on Deafness, the […]

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Food, Fuel and More support reaches those in need

The Food, Fuel and More fund has supported over 100 people across Devon struggling financially thanks to the £10,000 of […]

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Deaf Awareness training for railway staff

We have been spending time working with and delivering Deaf Awareness training, and British Sign Language (BSL) instruction videos for […]

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Cost of Living support

We have funding to help people with a disability, Deaf or with a long term health condition struggling financially due […]

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Living Options Devon CEO moving on after 17 years

Living Options Devon Chief Executive Officer Diana Crump will be retiring from the Charity at the end of April. 

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The Living Options Coronation Cake Off!

Calling all bakers, or cake lovers! Join our Coronation Cake Off. Taking place on Thursday 4th May from 10am

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Community Deaf hub to launch helped by South West Water Neighbourhood Fund

A new Deaf hub providing bespoke social opportunities for adults will shortly launch in Exeter by Living Options Devon, helped […]

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Sign Language Week

Sign Language Week 2023 runs between 13-19 March. The national campaign is led by the British Deaf Association (BDA) and this […]

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Exeter Chiefs Women V Loughborough Lightning Charity Bucket Collectors

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation is a charity that exists with the sole aim of helping other charities. Funds are raised […]

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Charity Quiz Night Returns!

Our popular charity quiz night is back! We’re so excited to be holding our first Quiz Night since Covid, and […]

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Warm Spaces in Exeter

Exeter Connect are a voluntary and community sector service funded by Exeter City Council, providing support and advice to help […]

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Disability awareness training for vaccination centres

We’ve been delivering Disability Awareness training to vaccination centre staff across Devon. This lived-experience training is able to help provide […]

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A message from Living Options Devon CEO

A message from Living Options Devon CEO, Diana Crump With 2023 now well underway, I am delighted to provide an […]

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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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Donate when you shop online

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can shop and donate to Living Options at no extra cost […]

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Your nomination really counts

Your nomination really counts £1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do to empower disabled people to […]

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Non-disabled workers earn a sixth more than disabled workers

New analysis published by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) shows that non-disabled workers now earn a sixth (17.2%) more than disabled workers. The analysis found that the pay gap for disabled workers currently stands at £2.05 an hour – or £3,731 per year for someone working a 35-hour week.

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Living Options Charity Christmas Tree at Princesshay

Our Living Options tree is now in place and decorated at Princesshay, Exeter The charity tree initiative run by Princesshay […]

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An update from Devon Wellbeing Hub

The Hub is one of 40 NHS mental health and wellbeing hubs that were set up across the country, funded by NHS England, in response to the impact of COVID-19.

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Our Summer Nature Art Competition

Living Options ran a nature-themed art competition open to anyone in Devon - people across the county Joined in to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes

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Cost of Living Crisis: Tips on how to save money 

Inflation could reach 11% within months, putting more pressure on household finances so we've put together some information to help you with the cost of living crisis.

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Cost of Living Crisis: Help with spiralling energy costs

In recent months the costs of gas and electricity have spiralled up due to the increasing wholesale costs of oil […]

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Living Options Devon, in Exeter, has a range of rooms you can hire

Our affordable meeting rooms are fully furnished and fully accessible. Our rooms offer free WIFI, air conditioning, AV equipment, and have flexible layouts to fit your needs.

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