Empowering people with disabilities for over 25 years

Previous Research

Some examples of previous research undertaken by Living Options Devon can be found below.

Consortium Toolkit for User Led Organisations
A toolkit for developing or fully fledged ULOs who are considering adopting a consortium approach, with a particular
focus on the legal and constitutional aspects of consortium development.

Click here to view part 1 of the Toolkit document

Click here to view part 2 of the Toolkit document

Click here to view part 3 of the Toolkit document

Click here to view part 4 of the Toolkit document

Click here to view part 5 of the Toolkit document

Devon Disability Policing Project
Devon and Cornwall Police Constabulary (D&CC) commissioned Living Options to carry out research to develop a better understanding of the issues which affect local Deaf and disabled victims of crime and their carers. The main purpose of the research was to gain a more comprehensive
picture of disabled and Deaf peoples’ perceptions of disability related crime, its impact and levels of satisfaction with the current service
provided by D&CC. In turn the report provides recommendations for service improvement.

Click here to view part 1 of the Report

Click here to view part 2 of the Report

Click here to view part 3 of the Report

South West Capacity Development Project - Making the personalisation of care and support work for all communities in the English Regions
This research, commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, aimed to:

  • Map services to enable users to access and utilise personalised care and support
  • Explore the barriers users from a specified marginalised user group or community face in accessing and utilising personalised care and support through in-depth consultation
  • Identify ways of addressing the barriers experienced by users from the specified user group or community

Click here to view the Report

South West Region Support Brokerage Pilot Evaluation
This report assesses different models of external support planning/brokerage services provided by independent sector partners to include voluntary organisations, with the underpinning principle being to offer a choice of support planning and brokerage to service users with a personal budget or self funders who are non Fair Access to Care (FACS) eligible.

Click here to view part 1 of the Report

Click here to view part 2 of the Report

Click here to view part 3 of the Report

About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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Contact us

There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW

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