Changing the odds in favour of young people

Enhancing lives and promoting opportunity for young people in Devon.

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For young people

young peopleGet 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.

For parents and carers

category parentsHow 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 parent s 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.

For organisations

category organisationsConsultancy, 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 expereince 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 or simply need a low-cost, good quality room to hire get in touch.

Support our work

donateVolunteer, 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!

About

category aboutChanging the odds in favour of young people.

Established in 1949, Young Devon is a progressive charity that exists to "change the odds in favour of young people".  Challenging negative stereotypes and campaigning shoulder-to-shoulder with young people, Young Devon's primary objective is to enhance lives and promote opportunity for those least likely to have their voices heard. 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 also supports young people and adults to become volunteers as well as offering a range of support services to other voluntary sector youth clubs, groups and projects.

A Big THANK YOU to Plymouth Corporate Parenting Group

A Big THANK YOU to Plymouth Corporate Parenting Group

This year the Listen and Care Council (LACC) have set themselves the challenge of raising some money for Derriford Children’s Cancer Service (DCCS) and thanks to the...

TYP production supporting Young Devon

TYP production supporting Young Devon

Exeter’s up-and-coming youth theatre company The Young Pretenders (TYP) is performing Stacey Gregg’s play ‘I’m Spilling My Heart Out Here’ for the National Theatre’s...

A big thank you to Plymouth City Bus

A big thank you to Plymouth City Bus

Young Devon would like to send a big thank you to everyone at Plymouth City Bus who raised us a whopping £1500.00. Staff raised this fantastic donation for our work in the...

16 - 25?  The Theatre Royal could be looking for you!

16 - 25? The Theatre Royal could be looking for you!

The Theatre Royal Plymouth are offering people of a variety of ages and experiences an opportunity to be involved in our most recent production, “18”.  No experience...

Plymouth snackers - a big thank you!

Plymouth snackers - a big thank you!

Plymouth's children in care group, the Listen and Care Council, have received a very generous donation of £100 thanks to the customers of the Tuck Shop at Plymouth...

Honiton students raise £1000 for Young Devon

Honiton students raise £1000 for Young Devon

Young Devon would like to send a massive thank you to students from Honiton Community College who presented Young Devon with a cheque for in excess of £1000 to support the...

 

Traineeships & Work Experience


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EH4MH Enquiry Form

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Big Assist Enquiries

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2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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