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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.

Grant reports and evaluating our impact

Evaluation reports help us share how projects have been delivered and the impact achieved.

Here you can read some of our latest grant reports:

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 birthday fundraiser in aid of Countryside Mobility

“I wanted to do something close to my heart. My family and friends know how much I enjoy the countryside. So, I suggested instead of any gifts, if they might like to give a donation to Living Options.”

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Steve’s Countryside Mobility story

“The loss of mobility is forever but these machines will certainly change a disabled person’s perspective of just what might be achievable and remove some of the restrictions if only for a few hours.”

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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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Our Support Services

Travelling with Confidence

Free training to empower people with disabilities to confidently use public transport. Working alongside local transport providers to reduce barriers to public transport.

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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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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

Six 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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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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Sight and Hearing Service

Supporting you with information, advice and equipment for sight and hearing. The team also signpost to additional support services locally for disabled people and members of the Deaf Community.

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