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

category supportVolunteer, 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.

Lead Youth Worker (ref 15-39)

Lead Youth Worker (ref 15-39)

Salary - £18,862 per annum pro rata Part-time (30 hours per week spread over 4 days) based across Teignbridge and Exeter Fixed-Term Contract for 6 Months This role will...

Participation & Training Coordinator (ref 15-38)

Participation & Training Coordinator (ref 15-38)

Salary - £24,306 per annum        Permanent Contract Full-time (37 hours per week) – one role to be based in Barnstaple and one role to be based at the Exeter Youth...

Young Devon confirmed as Big Assist supplier

Young Devon confirmed as Big Assist supplier

Young Devon has a long and successful track record of providing support for other infrastructure and delivery organisations.  Your organisation can now benefit from our...

 Young Devon part of the new Emotional, Psychological and Social Wellbeing Service

Young Devon part of the new Emotional, Psychological and Social Wellbeing Service

Young Devon can confirm that it will be part of a new service to improve the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people across Devon....

Marketing & Communications Apprentice (ref 15-31)

Marketing & Communications Apprentice (ref 15-31)

Salary - £95.55 per week Full-time (35 hours per week)  Fixed-Term Contract for one year This is the perfect role for anyone looking to take their first step into a...

Volunteers needed to secure Young Carers' trips

Volunteers needed to secure Young Carers' trips

Young Devon works with over 325 young carers, 195 in the South Hams and 130 in West Devon,  and we urgently needs more volunteers in both areas to secure the respite trips...

 

Victim Care Support Referrals

referrals@youngdevon.org
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Staff Directory

List of all Young Devon Staff, projects and contact details. >

 

Big Assist


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2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Insights into Young Devon's 3-year development plan >

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