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 has over 65 years of experience working with and for young people.  We know what makes young people tick and have a long track record of developing new ways of working.  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 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, Okehampton, Buckfastleigh, Ilfracombe and Bideford as well as via outreach workers in the more rurally isolated communities.

In addition, Young Devon 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.

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Young People's Victim Care Support

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meaningfulminds.co.uk

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2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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