Get local help with housing, skills, advice and support
Young Devon has been helping young people across the county since 1949.
So if you are looking for confidential advice about housing, counselling, relationships, your health, getting into work or training, or just want to talk to someone as you don’t think that you are being listened to; we can help.
How we can help support the child or young person you care for.
Young Devon has been helping young people across the county since 1949. Our experienced teams offer confidential help and advice to young people and their parents and carers across a range of issues. So if you need some help or just want to talk to someone who can give you impartial advice; we are here to help.
Consultancy, training, venue hire, and involving young people.
Young Devon offers training, consultancy and mentoring for youth sector organisations that want to improve, innovate and develop. We have a successful history of developing new ways of working, using our expertise, courage and experience to help others do the same.
Our specialities include; participation and user engagement; bid writing; developing new projects, processes and systems; understanding need; developing outcome measures; related training (young people’s mental health; person centred approaches; confidentiality).
With over 65 years of experience we know what makes young people tick and have a long and successful track record of developing new ways of working. So if you want to involve young people better in your work, have a training need, are looking for experienced and qualified consultants or simply need a well-equipped, low-cost, good quality room to hire get in touch.
Volunteer, donate or work for us.
You can make a difference changing the odds in favour of young people across the county, by donating your time, talents or money - or join the team if a professional vacancy appeals to you!
We are a charity who have been tackling disadvantage
and improving opportunities for young people across Devon since 1949. Over the past 67 years we have evolved a mix of interrelated services that look to make a lasting difference in the lives of young people. Our fantastic workforce, both paid and voluntary make contact and build trusting relationships to help young people address the challenges in their lives.
Our Vision is to make Devon a better place for all young people by reducing disadvantage and improving opportunity.
Our Mission is to change the odds in favour of young people. To achieve our mission, three key challenges sit at the heart of Young Devon to which all our work relates:
To promote and support a quality of life experience, enabling young people to become resilient and succeed in their right to enjoy safe, healthy and happy lives.
To secure young people's right to participate and be meaningfully involved in society and to influence decision makers who have the power to impact on their lives.
To invest in young people, assisting them in building their life skills, confidence and motivation; and to create opportunities for them to make an active and valued contribution to their communities.
Young people can access Young Devon services in Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Barnstaple, Ivybridge, Tavistock, Honiton Sidmouth & Plymouth as well as via outreach workers in the more rurally isolated communities.
Young Devon’s Values:
We encourage leadership, promote professionalism and celebrate innovation. We are trusting and trustworthy, non-judgemental, honest, empowering and challenging.
I have gained lots of skills that a youth worker needs and I have been able to put these skills into practice in several different youth work settings; like Sidmouth youth...
Mental health is something we all have and need to look after just as importantly as the rest of our self. Sometimes we can forget how important it is to take care of it....
Salary - £15,820 per annum Full-time (37 hours per week) based at Young Devon Youth Enquiry Service, Newton Abbot Fixed-Term Contract until 30th September...
Young Devon offer a range of employment training opportunities for 16-25 year olds at various locations across the county. Each course runs for 12 weeks and runs three...
Great news that our friends at South West Wildlife Trusts were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery ‘Skills for the Future’ Fund for the Wild Paths training...
On World Voice Day we have spoken to members of Young Devon's Youth Counncil about why it's important that their voices are heard. Here's what Bea has to say: "As young...
| Click for details >
Early Help for Mental Health Enquiry Form. Please send to... >
| Click for details >
01392 381992 | Click for details >
You can use this QR code in posters, leaflets and brochures to give people one-click access direct to this page from their smartphone. Right-click the QR code and select "Save Image". QR code will be saved to your device as a 400 pixel square .png file