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.

76 Services found
  • 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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  • Age UK - Devon

    Supporting older people mainly across the rural areas of Devon, covering Torridge, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, East Devon, Mid Devon and North Devon. ...

    Manaton Court,Matford Business Park,Exeter,EX2 8PF
    0333 241 2340
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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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  • Alzheimer's Society

    Supporting people affected by dementia by providing:
    • Ongoing information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future....

    Forde House,Harrier Way,Exeter,EX2 7HU
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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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  • Breathe Easy

    Help and support for those living with lung conditions.
    For more information and local contacts phone or see...

    St Sidwells Avenue,Exeter,EX4 6QW
    03000 030 555
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  • Carers Pathways

    Supporting carers in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Memory, Dementia & Alzheimer's Cafes. Set up to support and inform not only those who have been diagnosed with an illness that might lead...

    St Sidwells Avenue,Exeter,EX4 6QWAll of Devon,
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  • CHAT - Mid Devon

    Free, impartial and confidential housing advice - face to face, over the phone or by email. Also advocacy service where necessary. Including a Deposit Guarantee Scheme and free support from...

    28 Gold Street,Tiverton,EX16 6PY
    01884 255606
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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 - Teignbridge

    Offering advice in newton Abbot, Teignmouth and...

    36-38 Market Walk,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2RX
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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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  • Citizens Advice East Devon

    Providing free, impartial and confidential advice and information on a range of issues, based across the East Devon District Council area. Helping with most everyday problems including entitlement...

    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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  • DCH (formerly Devon & Cornwall Housing)

    Supporting people while building, managing and selling affordable homes across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. With offices in Devon in:
    • Barnstaple
    • Exeter
    • Plymouth

    3 Palace Gate,Exeter,EX1 1JA
    0300 123 8080
    01392 252866
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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 County Car Forum

    Devon Access to Services provide infrastructure support (and some funding) to Community Car Schemes across Devon. If you can't find a car scheme near you please contact us and we will see what...

    Devon Access to Services ,C/o 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 in Sight

    Devon in Sight is a local charity providing practical help and advice to people affected by sight loss, to maximise their independence, wellbeing and choice.

    Our Resource Centres offer...

    Station House,Topsham,Exeter,EX3 0EN
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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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  • Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards

    Trading Standards exists to ensure businesses across Devon, Somerset and Torbay treat consumers fairly and lawfully. We work with the Citizens Advice Consumer Service, who can advise you of your...

    County Hall,Topsham Road,Exeter,EX2 4QD
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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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  • Financial Inclusion Project - TTVS

    Providing 1:1 support to people aged over 65 living in Bideford, offering:
    o information on benefits and where to access debt advice
    o form filling
    o help with grant applications...

    14 Bridgeland Street ,Bideford,EX39 2QE
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  • Flow

    Service supporting professionals in Barnstaple working with individuals across a variety of disciplines to improve health and wellbeing....

    Suite 206, Queen's House,Queen Street,Barnstaple,EX32 8HJ
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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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  • GRIN (Grants Resources Information News)

    GRIN (Grants Resources Information News) is a cooperative partnership covering the South West of England. It provides a range of services for the not-for-profit and statutory sector designed to help...

    91 Mill Street,Great Torrington,EX38 8AN
    07387 377043
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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...

    Redlake Trading Estate,Bittaford,PL21 0EZ
    0800 328 3508
    01752 254406
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  • Home-Start South and West Devon

    Offering one-to-one befriending and mentoring support to families with children under five to help them deal with the challenges they face, such as difficulties relating to a disability or rural...

    The Hub,Avon House,163 Ridgeway,Plympton,PL7 2HJ
    01752 249740
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  • Home-Start Teignbridge

    Offering one-to-one befriending and mentoring support to families with children under five to help them deal with the challenges they face, such as difficulties relating to a disability or rural...

    First Floor,9 Market Street,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2RJ
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  • Home-Start Torridge and North Devon

    Local family support charity who offer one-to-one befriending and mentoring support to local families with a child under 5 who are experiencing difficulties relating to disability and/or rural...

    31 Bridgeland Street,Bideford,EX39 2PS
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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...

    31 Bridgeland Street,Bideford,EX39 2PSExeter,
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  • Housing Associations

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

    31 Bridgeland Street,Bideford,EX39 2PSExeter,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 Homes (NDH)

    Housing Association based in...

    Westacott Road,Barnstaple,EX32 8TA
    01271 312550
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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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  • Plymouth and Devon Race Equality Council (REC)

    Working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and towards eliminating racial...

    Harwell Centre,28-42 Harwell Court,Western Approach,Plymouth,PL1 1PY
    01752 224555
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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...

    Harwell Centre,28-42 Harwell Court,Western Approach,Plymouth,PL1 1PYTiverton,
    01884 235095
    07803 406776
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  • Proud2Be CIC

    Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex &/or asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) people, in South Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives.

    The Mansion,Fore Street,Totnes,TQ9 5RP
    01803 864321
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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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  • South Devon Rural

    Housing Association based in...

    Babbage Road,Totnes,TQ9 5JA
    01803 863550
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  • Sovereign Housing

    Housing Association based in...

    3 Bittern Road,Exeter,EX2 7FW
    0800 587 2325
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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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  • Supporting Rural Independent Living (SRIL) - TTVS

    Supporting Rural Independent Living (SRIL) is an innovative project, managed by TTVS, that helps older people living in some of the most rurally isolated areas in Torridge.

    The project...

    14 Bridgeland Street,Bideford,EX39 2QE
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  • Survivors Alliance North Devon - supporting people who have suffered sexual abuse or rape

    Specialist counselling service for adults who have suffered sexual abuse or rape and their non-offending family members.

    11a Litchdon Street,Barnstaple,EX32 8ND
    07763 617693
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  • Teign Housing

    Housing association based in newton Abbot providing homes across South Devon from Dartmoor National Park to Newton Abbott, Teignmouth and...

    Unit 10, The Butter Market,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2RX
    01626 322722
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  • Together Drug and Alcohol Services - EDP

    EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is the registered charity that delivers Together Drug & Alcohol Service across the whole of Devon. They offer all sorts of programmes and activities to support...

    Unit 10, The Butter Market,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2RXExeter,
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  • Trans Unite

    Trans Unite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. Their easy to use, mobile friendly directory connects you to an established network of...

    Lincoln House,296 – 302 High Holborn,London,WC1V 7JH
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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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  • X-Plore - LGBTQ Youth Group

    Providing two youth groups for young people in Exeter and Bideford who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation or gender...

    PO Box 285,Exeter,EX4 3ZT
    0800 612 3010
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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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