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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.

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Our Key Achievements and Highlights for 2017 – 19

Our Key achievements for 2017 - 2019 including supporting 12041 people with disabilities and or Deaf people and our highlights inclduing winning the National Lottery Heritage award and being Princesshay chairy of the year.

Some of the problems we are trying to address

Some of the problems we are trying to address like poor mental helath, unemployment and access to services and what we are doing about these, including training, consultation and employment support.

Our short term outcomes and long term impact

Our short term outcomes and how this helps with the problems people are facing.  Peoples wellbeing, skills and confidence will improve, they will feel part of the wider community and feel valued.  In the long term we are aiming for people with disabilities and Deaf people to have the same life chances and opportunities to be active equal and members of society.

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
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Our Plans for the future

We are delighted to have finalised our goals for the next five years in our strategic plan for 2021-2026, which sets out our plans and vision for the future.

As always, these plans incorporate the views of all our key stakeholders, our staff and most importantly you, the people who use our support services, support network and community.

We provide an overview to these goals and our mission in our Strategic Overview.

About Us

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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Devon Disability Network (DDN)

Enabling disabled and Deaf people to campaign and be involved in developing the services that they use.

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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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Raising Awareness, Making Change

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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Where is the Interpreter?

“We’re requesting an interpreter, it’s the equivalent to hearing people using audio for access.”

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Deaf Friendly Face masks

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

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