Access Audits, Training and Consultancy
Including British Sign Language accredited courses

We work across the South West raising awareness through delivering access audits, Deaf awareness training, disability equality training, disability and diversity consultancy and specific high quality courses to a variety of voluntary, public and private organisations. We have worked with a range of clients including The Environment Agency, Exeter International Airport, Devon County Council, The Learning and Skills Council, the Police and Fire services, the Royal Albert Museum and Dartmoor National Park Authority.

The most beneficial aspect of our service is that it is delivered by disabled people who live the life and are the best people to be able to advise on the subject of disability-linked issues.

Access Audits
We have qualified and experienced auditors who are able to complete comprehensive access audits on buildings, sites and open spaces. For more information please click here.

Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Courses
We deliver bespoke Access to Work Deaf Awareness Training courses across the South West.  We also provide a number of Deaf Awareness courses here at Living Options Devon. British Sign Language courses including taster sessions and level one courses are available at Living Options Devon which is being run by Beth Bartholomew. To find out more including prices, dates and how to book please click here.

Disability Equality Awareness Courses
We deliver bespoke disability awareness and equality training courses which we design to meet the learning needs of the delegates linked to their working role and workplace. The training can be provided in-house or in our accessible premises for a maximum of 16 learners. For more information please click here.

Lipreading Classes
The single biggest barrier facing people with a hearing loss is difficulty with communication and understanding what is being said.  The See Hear Centre runs lipreading classes in Bideford on Mondays from 2pm – 4pm.  This is not just about learning the skills to lipread, it’s also about meeting and sharing experiences in an environment where everybody understands how your hearing loss affects your everyday life. Classes cost £100 per term for 10 classes which must be pre-booked and paid for by start of each term.

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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:

By SMS: 07856 426940

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