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Our Impact

Our highlights and achievements so far, our solutions to the problems and our future plans to make sure the people we support are informed, confident, skilled and independent.

Two people in the outdoors, a green wood on a sunny spring summer day, the person on he left is in an all terrain mobility scooter and the other person is walking alongside.

Our Research and Development

Committed to identifying the needs of local people with disabilities and Deaf people who use British Sign Language; challenging attitudes and service provision and; working to make improvements and fill service gaps; we have been commissioned by a variety of local, regional and national organisations and agencies including:

  • Department of Health
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind
  • Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Devon County Council

Your Stories

Carly’s Advocacy Story

“The advocate continued to support me in meetings. It was crucial to my wellbeing that they were there. They found out what my options were, and helped me understand these options, and how they might work for me”.

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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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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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Mick’s Story

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

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June’s Story

“Anyone to talk to is very helpful, you can just phone them and they are happy to talk to you. They listen and get to know your back story. To know there’s a voice there to listen to you when you need it has made a difference.”

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Our Support 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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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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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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