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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

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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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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Our 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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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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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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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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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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