Young Devon runs Homelessness Prevention schemes in Teignbridge, Exeter and East Devon. If you are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless in these three districts, our teams are on hand to help.

In Teignbridge; we can help young people aged 16 and 17. If you are between 18-21 years old and a care leaver, we can help you too.

In Exeter; we can help 16 and 17 year olds and care leavers. If you are over 18 but are not a care leaver, you need to contact Exeter City Council and they will give you the support that you need.

In East Devon; we can help young people aged 16-24.

There may be several reasons why you are homeless:

  • You’ve been told to leave home by your parents, family or carers
  • You can only stay where you are on a very temporary basis
  • You’re sofa surfing
  • You can’t live at home because of violence or abuse
  • You are a young person leaving care

If any of these reasons apply to you, Young Devon is here to help.

  • Our team can talk with you before things reach a crisis point at home and you have nowhere to live
  • We can be there for you, to mediate between you and the people that you live with
  • Together, we can start to sort out issues, so you can stay at home
  • We can help you make a plan of action
  • We can contact other services that will be able to help you find what you are looking for

Our Homeless Prevention teams can:

  • Give you advice on the accommodation options that are open to you
  • Help you learn how to manage your money
  • Help you manage your own rented accommodation
  • Support you to make a claim at the Job Centre
  • Help you identify appropriate alternative accommodation
  • Give you an access to a computer to help you with your accommodation search
  • Give you access to a washing machine / shower

If you think that your relationships are breaking down, here’s how to get in touch…


Teignbridge

Call us on 01626 202530 or Freephone 08082 810155

Drop into Newton Abbot Yes Centre, 11 Queen Street; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1.00pm to 5.00pm, or call us to make an appointment. We will answer all non-emergency enquiries within 48 hours.

EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS CONTACTS

Are you over 18? Is it after 5.00pm, or is it the weekend?

  • Call 01395 516854

If you are under 18 call the Social Service Emergency Duty team on 0345 600 0388


Exeter & East Devon

Contact 01392 331666 and ask to speak to the Homelessness Prevention Team, or email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org.

Visit Exeter YES Centre, LBD House, George Street, Exeter; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2.00pm to 4.00pm (Please call us to book an appointment if you can, as Exeter YES can get busy).

EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS CONTACTS

Are you over 18? Is it after 5.00pm, or is it the weekend?

  • If you are from Exeter call 0845 351160
  • If you are from East Devon call 01395 516854

If you are under 18, call the Social Service Emergency Duty team on 0345 600 0388