For young people

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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.



housed 2Worried you might soon be homeless? Having troubles at home? We can help.

Looking for advice? Age 16-17 or over 18 and a care leaver? Need to make sure that you have a roof over your head tonight? Young Devon can help make sure that you have a place to stay.

To find out more and for contact information click on the links below.

If you think you will become homeless soon, contact our Homelessness Prevention team below. 

If you cannot stay within your family home then we have a number of different projects to help you..

Supported Lodgings: We will help to house you in a host family home. 

Supported Housing: We will help to house you in a shared house with other young people, where you will live independently but with the support of our team. 


Don’t leave it too long, contact Young Devon and we will be able to help...

Skills & Qualifications

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Looking for someone to help you get the skills to get into work or back into education or onto a training course? Young Devon offers a range of short term courses that will give you what you need to take the next step.

Prince's Trust: A 12 week personal development course that offers work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and residential week of fun!

Step Up and Indendent Living Skills (Based in Exeter, Barnstaple and Torbay): Gain qualifications in employability and functional skills maths and english.

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Workbase Learning Programme and Apprenticeships (Newton Abbot, Exeter): Currently offering individuals opportunities within administration, youth work, customer service and catering. To date 23 young people have been supported in achieving these qualifications. 

Young Devon Skills and Enterprise Team are proud to offer a training package that provides you with a progression route into work or higher level training. You can access short courses learning skills for life, to longer fulltime courses leading to employment. All programmes are delivered in a way that engages; supports and challenges you in a way that takes into account your personal circumstances.

To get more information on our skills work, contact us and we’ll be in touch to see how we can help.

See what we have achieved here....

Click on the links below for more information...

Advice & Support

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Need someone to talk to?  Do you feel that there is no one that understands?  Young Devon has been helping people like you for 20 years.  Young Devon has teams of experienced staff who will listen, who will help you through the challenges that you face and who certainly will never judge you.  If you need housing advice, we have a specialist team.  If you have sexual health concerns, we have a specialist team. If you are 11 to 18 year old and want someone to talk to, we have a team of trained counsellors. If you are 19 to 25,  have been through the care system or those with special educational needs, our counsellors can help you too.   If you have caring responsibilities, we have a specialist team.   If you need to talk, whatever the issue, our staff are here to listen and help.

Whatever you need to talk about contact us and we will be able to help.

Mental Health

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Providing easier access to professional mental health consultation and advice.

Everyone has mental health. Just like physical health, there can be times when things feel good, and times when things can feel difficult.

Mental health relates to how you feel about yourself, how you feel about what is happening to you, and how you feel about the world around you. You may feel positive, confident and able to cope with life, and at other times feel sad, worried, and that life is a struggle.

Mental health can be made worse by many things around us such as exam stress or relationships with others.  It might be, right now, that you are finding things difficult, you might be worrying about someone, or perhaps something doesn’t feel right. At Young Devon we want to help.

Please contact us on the links below, and see what we do that might be right for your mental health.


Homelessness Emergency Contacts

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