Young Devon: changing the odds in favour of young people

Helping young people thrive.

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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...

We are a charity who have been tackling disadvantage young people 4
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.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’s Values:young devon torch

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

 

 

Young Devon HR Workshops

Young Devon HR Workshops

  We are pleased to announce the topics that will be covered in the four HR  workshops during 2017 4th April 2017    This workshop will focus on ‘Recruitment, induction...

Tine and Ethan's 5K Fundraiser

Tine and Ethan's 5K Fundraiser

Our Exeter YES centre administrator Tine Casbolt and her son Ethan are running a 5K Inflatable course in aid of Young Devon.  Ethan chose Young Devon because he wanted to...

Steve's Fundraising Adventure for Young Devon

Steve's Fundraising Adventure for Young Devon

Steve Warren Brown is fundraising for Young Devon Trading to raise money for our new social enterprise restaurant Market Street. Read all about his adventure..  THE RUMOUR...

Breaking News: Our new CEO has been announced

Breaking News: Our new CEO has been announced

Yesterday we made the announcement to our staff of who is going to be our new CEO and leader. Today we are going public.  We are happy to announce that we have selected...

Tips for Beating Exam Stress

Tips for Beating Exam Stress

It’s that time of year again. Early mornings, late nights, books, revision cards, more books and lots of stress. But don’t worry, exam stress is totally normal. Exams are...

Carers Week - Building Better Communities for Carers

Carers Week - Building Better Communities for Carers

This week is Carers Week – a time to celebrate carers, their strength and courage.  At Young Devon, we support over 470 young carers to manage their caring...

 

EH4MH Enquiry Form

Early Help for Mental Health Enquiry Form.    Please send to Jamie.keyse@youngdevon.org >

 

Big Assist Enquiries

dan.coxon@youngdevon.org
01626 356720 | Click for details >

 

2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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

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