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. 

 

 

Testimony for Victim Care Support

Testimony for Victim Care Support

I am a 13 year old who was a victim of crime when I was 10 years old. I told someone about the crime earlier this year and the police were then involved. It was suggested...

Volunteer Counsellor Placements (Plymouth)

Volunteer Counsellor Placements (Plymouth)

                       Volunteer Counsellor Placements available in Plymouth Young Devon operates a face to face counselling service for young people aged 11-19, that...

Praise for Skills and Qualifications Tutors!

Praise for Skills and Qualifications Tutors!

Young Devon has recently been conducting Internal Quality Assurance observations of the Skills and Qualification projects!  The Skills and Qualifications team aim to equip...

Front of House & Hospitality Apprentice (Job Ref 16-YDT003)

Front of House & Hospitality Apprentice (Job Ref 16-YDT003)

Front of House & Hospitality Apprentice (Job Ref 16-YDT003) Salary - £ 163.20 per week No more than 48 hours per week including evenings and weekends based at Market...

Plymouth Listen in Care Council

Plymouth Listen in Care Council

Lot’s of good work has been going on over in Plymouth for children in care over the last few weeks.  The Listen and Care Council are made up of a number of young people...

Young people involved in Princes Trust make a difference in their community

Young people involved in Princes Trust make a difference in their community

For our community project my team chose to work in Vicary’s Field Community Garden near Baker’s Park in Newton Abbot. It is one of the key projects of Transition Newton...

 

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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