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 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.

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 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.

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 Young Devon...

Our mission: Changing the odds in favour of young people. young people 4

Established in 1949, Young Devon is a progressive charity that exists to 'change the odds in favour of young people'. We aim to challenge negative stereotypes and campaign 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.young people 2 640x425

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.

 

Young Devon’s Values:young devon torch

We encourage leadership, promote professionalism and celebrate innovation. We are trusting and trustworthy, non-judgemental, honest, empowering and challenging. 

 

 

NCS Team Assistant x2 (ref 17-14)

NCS Team Assistant x2 (ref 17-14)

Salary – National Living Wage (£1,215-£2,250 dependent on age and inclusive of annual leave and sickness) for 22 day role (Up to a maximum of 268 delivery hours and 32...

NCS Team Leader x4 (ref 17-13)

NCS Team Leader x4 (ref 17-13)

Salary – £2,400 (inclusive of annual leave and sickness) for 22 day role (Up to a maximum of 268 delivery Hrs and 32 hours holiday entitlement) Fixed-term from July to...

A night out with Eddie Jones

A night out with Eddie Jones

A big thank you to our friends at Tucker's Hall who made Young Devon one of their beneficiaries of this year's fundraising dinner. The dinner, which was held at Exeter...

Stress Awareness Month: Staff Top Tips!!

Stress Awareness Month: Staff Top Tips!!

Young Devon staff have been sharing their top tips for combatting stress for Stress Awareness Month. Some things might work well for you whilst others might not, but it’s...

Our Mental Health Stories #MTM

Our Mental Health Stories #MTM

Two young people have shared their mental health stories and CAMHS journeys with us. They asked a worker to read their stories on their behalf due to the destressing nature...

Stress Awareness Month: Laura's advice on how to combat stress!

Stress Awareness Month: Laura's advice on how to combat stress!

This month is Stress Awareness Month! We will be releasing top tips from our staff for how to combat stress throughout April. So let's start with Laura Lee. Laura is Plan B...

 

Children In Care Magazine

The Listen & Care Council in Plymouth have written a... >

 

Advocacy

kirsty.lewis@youngdevon.org
01752 424759 | Click for details >

 

2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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

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