Advice and Support

Advice and Support


Organisations listed here offer advice and support to individuals on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Benefits, debt, consumer, housing and homelessness advice
  • Support for victims of rape and Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Family mediation and bereavement support
  • Support for Disabled people, including Deaf people
  • Support for Black and minority ethnic people, refugees etc
  • Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people


Organisations that support victims of domestic violence and hate crimes are listed under Community Safety, Crime and Victim Support.

53 Services found
  • Advice East Devon

    Advice East Devon is a group of charities local to East Devon; East Devon CAB, Age Concern Exmouth & District, The Olive Tree Association, Westward Support, Open Door Centre Exmouth and Living...

    Contact by email or direct contact with one of the member organisations,
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  • Advice West Devon

    The home for free, impartial advice services in and around the Okehampton and Tavistock...

    Email and phone only,0183754840
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  • Age Concern South Molton

    We run a charity shop and drop-in centre in the main square of South Molton.
    Providing a warm friendly place to sit and chat with a cup of tea.
    Also an information and advice service...

    2 Broad Street,South Molton,EX36 3AB
    01769 574160
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  • Alexandra House – Supported Housing

    Alexandra House is a supported Housing service based in Exmouth for men and women aged 18 and over, we have 23 units of accommodation that comes with individual packages of support. We also offer...

    59 Imperial Road,Exmouth,EX8 1AU
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  • Beckcare Homes – Supported accommodation

    Beckcare Homes provide accommodation and support services to meet the needs of those most vulnerable in society in Ilfracombe and Barnstaple, North Devon.
    For men and women over 18 years of...

    11 Northfield Road,Ilfracombe,EX34 8AL
    01271 864 707
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  • Bethany House – Westward Housing Group

    Providing supported accommodation for 13 young women (aged 16-17 or Care Leavers aged 16-21) who have a wide range of complex support needs, with the focus on providing young people with a safe...

    St Sidwells Avenue,Exeter,EX4 6QW
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  • Citizens Advice – Exeter formerly (CAB)

    Visit the Citizens Advice self-help website for online information, advice and resources. You can also access webchat and email advice from the site. Or for telephone advice ring the Devon...

    Dix's Field,Exeter,EX1 1QA
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  • Citizens Advice – Plymouth (formerly CAB)

    Advice drop-in available at:
    Ernest English House, Buckwell Street Plymouth, PL1 2DA
    Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm

    You can also contact us via the Advice Line...

    32 Mayflower St,Plymouth,PL1 1QX
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  • Citizens Advice – South Hams

    We offer free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues, including: Benefits, Debts, Employment, Family and personal matters, and Housing. Based in Totnes with...

    Follaton House,Plymouth Road,Totnes,TQ9 5NE
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  • Citizens Advice – Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon (formerly CAB)

    We provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to everyone on any issue, spanning debt and employment to consumer and housing plus everything in between.

    We offer...

    TNMWD Citizens Advice,1-3 Bridge Buildings,The Strand,Barnstaple,EX32 8LW
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  • Civil Legal Advice

    You might be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice (CLA) as part of legal aid.
    You can get help from CLA for problems including:
    debt, if your home is at...

    TNMWD Citizens Advice,1-3 Bridge Buildings,The Strand,Barnstaple,EX32 8LWNational Service,
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  • Come Out – LGBT+ at North Devon Sunrise

    Come Out is a monthly drop-in for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + who can come for information, support and companionship. It is held at the North Devon Sunrise drop-in on the third Saturday...

    The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DR
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  • Community Housing Aid – CHA

    Offering housing advice and support in Exeter and neighbouring areas, working with people who are in need of housing to enable them to find their own solutions, providing information and practical...

    Wat Tyler House,3 King William St,Exeter,EX4 6PD
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  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Devon area

    Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. They have local offices in which to meet with people across...

    3 Palace Gate,Exeter,EX1 1JA
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  • Deaf-led Services

    Deaf Led Services is a Deaf-led advocacy, peer support and information service giving Deaf people with British Sign Language better access to services. Projects include Children of Deaf Adults...

    Living Options Devon,Units 3-4 Cranmere Court,Lustleigh Close,Matford Business Park,Exeter,EX2 8PW
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  • Devon Advocacy Consortium

    Advocacy is about taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and to get the services they need. Advocates can visit you at home or a place of...

    Living Options Devon,Units 3-4 Cranmere Court,Lustleigh Close,Matford Business Park,Exeter,EX2 8PW
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  • Devon and Somerset Trading Standards

    Trading Standards exists to help ensure that consumers across Devon and Somerset can have confidence that they’ll be treated fairly and within the law by businesses. We work with the Citizens...

    County Hall,Topsham Road,Exeter,EX2 4QD
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  • Devon Community Car Forums

    Devon Access to Services provide infrastructure support (and some funding) to Community Car Schemes across Devon. If you cant find a car scheme near you please contact us and we will see what we can...

    Devon Access to Services Co/NDVS Ltd,Suite 206 Queens House,Queens Street,Barnstaple,EX32 8HJ
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  • Devon Grapevine and Olive Tree – services for BME people

    For people from different cultures living in Devon. We can offer:
    - a one-stop shop for information and advice about living in Devon
    - an online place to meet and share experiences...

    St Sidwells Community Centre,Exeter,EX4 6NN
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  • Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

    A specialist support service for women aged 18+ and a counselling service to young women and men aged 13-25 years who have experienced any kind of rape or sexual violence. We can also offer emotional...

    PO Box 765,Exeter,EX1 9TG
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  • Encompass South West (formerly BPAG)

    Provides a range of services to people across the Southwest of England to people who are experiencing crisis and hardship. We work to prevent and resolve homelessness and rough sleeping, and to...

    Suite 1,2 Bear Street,Barnstaple,EX32 7BU
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  • Foodbanks – The Trussell Trust

    The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to...

    Unit 9, Ashfield Trading Estate,Ashfield Road,Salisbury,SP2 7HL
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  • Frank – Drugs Advice

    Free and confidential information service for drug users or families affected by drug use. A wide range of services and support, including finding local...

    Unit 9, Ashfield Trading Estate,Ashfield Road,Salisbury,SP2 7HLNational Service,
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  • Handy Vans (Home Repairs) – Royal British Legion

    The Royal Bristish Legion Handy Vans provide Armed Forces personnel, both serving and ex-Service, and their families, with home repairs and maintenance, allowing them to remian safe in their...

    Handy Vans Centre,The Royal British Legion,7 Avro Court, Lancaster Way,Ermine Business Park,Huntingdon,PE29 6XS
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  • Here to Help (Advice and Support Services) – Royal British Legion

    Providing lifelong support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force and Reservists, veterans and their families, including Money Advice, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme...

    199 Borough High Street,London,SE1 1AA
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  • Hikmat Devon CiC – BME Carers

    Hikmat Devon, is a user-led co-operative that works with members of the Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Devon. We work to promote integration and reduce isolation, whilst...

    Wat Tyler House,King William Street,Exeter,EX4 6PD
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  • Hikmat Devon CiC – BME led services

    Hikmat Devon, is a user-led co-operative that works with members of the Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Devon. We work to promote integration and reduce isolation, whilst...

    Hikmat Devon CIC,Wat Tyler House,King William Street,Exeter,EX4 6PD
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  • HIV support services – The Eddystone Trust

    The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. Some services also relate to wider sexual...

    2nd Floor Suite,11 Whimple Street,Plymouth,PL1 2DH
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  • Housing – Home Choice – Devon

    Devon Home Choice is a way of looking for council and housing association homes.

    Go to the website to find the local authority contact in your...

    2nd Floor Suite,11 Whimple Street,Plymouth,PL1 2DHExeter,
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  • Housing Associations

    National Housing Federation which lists Housing Associations operating in each Council...

    2nd Floor Suite,11 Whimple Street,Plymouth,PL1 2DHExeter,National Service,
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  • Independent Age

    Providing you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. Providing a wide range of publications...

    18 Avonmore Road,London,W14 8RR
    07545 609954
    01626 366612
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  • Intercom Trust – Services for LGBT people

    Working to help and support LGB and T people and others affected by homophobic and transphobic discrimination or prejudice across Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and...

    PO Box 285,Exeter,EX4 3ZT
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  • LGBT – Number Three

    Providing services for LGBT people across Devon. We provide:
    Advocacy - working jointly with services including: Volunteer Services; Age UK; NHS; Devon and Cornwall Police; Healthwatch;...

    01884 253823
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  • LGBT Collective

    Administered by The Intercom Trust, the LGBT Collective is a facilitating body that connects lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and is made up of LGBT community groups and projects. It...

    The Intercom Trust,PO Box 285,Exeter,EX4 3ZT
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  • Living with Dementia

    A website providing information, advice and support for people living with dementia or caring for someone with...

    The Intercom Trust,PO Box 285,Exeter,EX4 3ZT
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  • Momentum Exeter

    Momentum is a peer support group for non-offending adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. They offer support both through meeting up and over the...

    The Intercom Trust,PO Box 285,Exeter,EX4 3ZTExeter,
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  • Money Advice Service

    Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government, providing:
    - Advice and guides to help improve your finances
    - Tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead

    The Money Advice Service,Holborn Centre,120 Holborn,London,EC1N 2TD
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  • North Devon Community Mediation Service

    Neighbour dispute resolution is a way of helping people explore problems. Conducted in a safe, sensitive and confidential manner, solutions acceptable to everyone are able to be reached without the...

    Dartington North Devon Charitable Ttrust,Home visits across North Devon,
    0845 2012556
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  • North Devon Sunrise – services for BME people

    Community support organisation, primarily focusing on the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, asylum seekers, migrant workers and diverse people. Supporting some of the...

    North Devon Sunrise,The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DR
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  • Pension Service

    The Pension Service helps with State Pension eligibility, claims and payments. You can claim online or enquire by phone to get your State Pension paid directly into your bank account when you’re...

    North Devon Sunrise,The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DRNational Service,
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  • Positive People

    Community programme helping people to develop new skills and build a career. Positive People
    Support includes:
    Personal development – help to build confidence, health and...

    North Devon Sunrise,The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DRNational Service,Tiverton,
    01884 235095
    07803 406776
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  • Refugee Support Devon

    We support refugees and their families; rebuilding their lives in safety and dignity so they can be treated with respect and understanding as equal members of society. We provide advice, English...

    Refugee Support Devon,Exeter Community Centre,17 St Davids Hill,Devon,Exeter,EX4 3RG
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  • Relate – Barnstaple

    Offering relationship counselling in the Tarka Clinic in...

    The Tarka Clinic,Paiges Lane,Barnstaple,EX31 1EF
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  • Relate – Exeter and District

    Services offered
    - Relationship Counselling
    - Children and Young People's Counselling
    - Sex Therapy
    - Mediation
    Based in Exeter - also offering...

    Verney House,115 Sidwell Street,Exeter,EX4 6RY
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  • Relate – Plymouth, South Devon and Tavistock

    - Relationship Counselling
    - Sex Therapy
    - Children and Young People's Counselling
    - Family Counselling
    Delivering services in:

    4 East Street,Torquay,TQ2 5SD
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  • Resolve Devon CiC

    Community Interest Company delivering a range of Mediation Services to people in communities, homes, workplace.

    City Business Park,Somerset Place,Stoke,Plymouth,PL3 4BB
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  • Samaritans – Exeter, East and Mid Devon

    Support for anyone in emotional distress.
    Free phone number:...

    10 Richmond Road,Exeter,EX4 4JA
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  • Samaritans – North Devon and North Cornwall

    Offering support to anyone who is in emotional distress.
    Freephone number: 116...

    2 Summerland Street,Barnstaple,EX32 8JJ
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  • Samaritans – South Devon

    Offering support to anyone in emotional distress.
    Free phone number: 116...

    21 Warren Road,Torquay,TQ2 5TQ
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  • Stope Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)

    Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) works as part of a multi-agency strategy, to end domestic violence in Exeter, East and Mid Devon. SAFE continues to work collaboratively with other domestic violence...

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  • Turn2us

    National charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Services are delivered on-line, by phone and face to face through...

    200 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith,London,W6 7NL
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  • Westward Housing Group

    We provide a range of different types of supported accommodation in Devon, Cornwall, Torbay and Plymouth.
    Many of these services are designed to meet people’s particular support needs and to...

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  • Zebra Collective

    To influence change in public life and personal lives towards our vision of a just and sustainable society, through our work in training, development, support, action research and consultancy:

    225 Marlborough House,Devonport,Plymouth,PL1 4HQ
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