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...

    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. ...

    Age UK Devon,1 Manaton Court,Matford Business Park,Exeter,EX2 8PF
    0333 241 2340
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  • Alexandra House - Westward Housing Group

    Alexandra House supported living service in Exmouth offers support from our experienced support team, who will help you to:
    - Discover your interests and gifts; by working with people to...

    Alexandra House,59 Imperial Road,Exmouth,EX8 1AU
    01395 279702
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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....

    Woodhayes,36-40 St. Leonards Road,Exeter,EX2 4LR
    0333 150 3456
    0330 333 0804
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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...

    Southleigh Runnacleave Road,Ilfracombe,EX34 8AQ
    01271 864707
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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...

    Bethany House,St Sidwells Avenue,Exeter,EX4 6QW
    01392 217311
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  • Breathe Easy

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

    Places are limited, so be sure to check the website for the...

    Bethany House,St Sidwells Avenue,Exeter,EX4 6QW
    0300 222 5800
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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...

    Bethany House,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...

    Coggan’s Well House,Phoenix Lane,Tiverton,EX16 6LU
    01884 255606
    0800 059 0104
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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. Telephone line operating hours are Monday to...

    Dix's Field,Exeter,EX1 1QA
    0808 278 7845
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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 4.15pm

    You can also contact via the Advice Line...

    32 Mayflower St,Plymouth,PL1 1QX
    0808 278 7910
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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
    0808 278 7948
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  • Citizens Advice - Teignbridge

    Offering advice in newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish.

    We are opening our doors on Monday from 09.30am – 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 09.30am – 3.00 pm , for clients to...

    36-38 Market Walk,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2RX
    0808 278 7997
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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...

    Linton House,Commercial Rd,Barnstaple,EX31 1DG
    0808 27 87 999
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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...

    118 High Street,Honiton,EX14 1JP
    01395 265070
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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...

    118 High Street,Honiton,EX14 1JPNational Service,
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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...

    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
    0808 808 1677
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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
    01392 822377
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  • Devon Community 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
    01271 859261
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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...

    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...

    Devon in Sight,Splatford Barton,Kennford,Exeter,EX6 7XY
    01392 876 666
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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
    01392 204 174
    0808 500 2222
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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...

    Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service,County Hall,Topsham Road,Exeter,EX2 4QD
    0808 223 1133
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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
    01271 371 499
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  • Financial Inclusion - TTVS

    Helps people of state pension age and over living Torridge and North Devon with 1:1 support from our Financial Inclusion Workers or trained volunteer, who can offer:
    Information on the...

    14 Bridgeland Street ,Bideford,EX39 2QE
    01237 459337
    01237 420135
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  • Flow

    - This Service ran from March 2019 - March 2020, and is no longer in operation, however the knowledge and skills acquired from this programme have been utilised across Devon to improve approach to...

    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.

    Our network of more than 1,300 food bank centres in the UK provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally...

    Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate,Ashfield Road,Salisbury,SP2 7HL
    01722 580 180
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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
    01805 624319
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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
    0808 802 8080
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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
    0808 802 8080
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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...

    1 Emperor Way,Exeter Business Park,Exeter,EX1 3QS
    01392 314753
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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...

    1 Emperor Way,Exeter Business Park,Exeter,EX1 3QS
    01392 314753
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  • HIV support services - The Eddystone Trust

    The Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health charity based in the South West, UK. We challenge the stigma, discrimination and misinformation associated with HIV and sexual health. To do this...

    Redlake Trading Estate,Bittaford,PL21 0EZ
    0800 328 3508
    01752 254 406
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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...

    Home Start South & West Devon,The Rees Centre,Mudge Way,Plympton,PL7 2PS
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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
    07837 946069
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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
    01237 423229
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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,
    020 7067 1010
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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
    0800 319 6789
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  • Intercom Trust - Services for LGBT people

    Intercom Trust is a community-led charity that aims to build a South West region where people are treated with respect, celebrated, and where vibrant LGBT+ communities live with real equality.

    Zone 5,Wrentham Business Centre,Prospect Park,Exeter,EX4 6NA
    0800 612 3010
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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...

    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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  • LGBTQ+ at Sunrise Diversity

    Sunrise Diversity host an LGBTQ Social Group on the first Saturday of every month for North Devon from 1pm-3pm. It provides a safe space, for good company, chat, and new friendships to develop, for...

    The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DR
    01271 328915
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  • LiveWest

    We are a Housing Association and offer affordable housing , our customers can access Tenancy Support services and hardship grants, we also provide community grants to organisations that are of...

    1 Wellington Way,Exeter,EX5 2FZ
    0300 123 8080
    01392 252866
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  • Living with Dementia

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

    1 Wellington Way,Exeter,EX5 2FZ
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  • Momentum Devon

    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...

    1 Wellington Way,Exeter,EX5 2FZExeter,
    07773 151080
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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
    0800 138 7777
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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,
    0800 038 5301
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  • North Devon Homes (NDH)

    Housing Association based in Barnstaple.

    Visiting us in person
    If you need to speak to a member of our team in person you can visit us at our Head Office:
    North Devon...

    Westacott Road,Barnstaple,EX32 8TA
    01271 312550
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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...

    The Pension Service,Post Handling Site A,Wolverhampton,WV98 1AF,National Service,
    0800 731 0469
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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

    - Pluss is no longer in receipt of funding from The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community fund, for the Positive People and the Hopeful Families programmes, which were part of the...

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

    Proud2Be is a grassroots queer-led social enterprise that exists to support and enable LGBTQIA+ people in Devon (and beyond) to thrive, be free, safe, and proud to be ourselves; and to work with...

    1 Sheila Robb House,Oak Place,Newton Abbot,TQ12 2EX
    0333 772 1187
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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
    01392 682185
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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

    Services offered:
    - Children's Counselling
    - Online and Telephone Counselling
    - Relationship Counselling
    - Sex Therapy
    - Training and...

    Verney House,115 Sidwell Street,Exeter,EX4 6RY
    0300 772 9681
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  • Relate - Plymouth

    Support offered:
    - Family Counselling
    - Individual Counselling
    - Relationship Counselling

    Opening times:
    - Monday: 10.00am to 9.00pm
    - ...

    3 Blenheim Road,Plymouth,PL4 8LJ
    01752 213131
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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: 116 123

    How we can help:
    - Listening Service
    - Schools Outreach
    - Prison Outreach

    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: 116 123

    How we can help:
    - Phone
    - Listening Service
    - Schools...

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

    Offering support to anyone in emotional distress.
    Free phone number: 116 123

    How we can help:
    - Phone

    Opening Hours:
    - Monday: 9 a.m. – 10...

    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 Exeter.

    You can call us on 0300 5000 926 * and our Contact Centre is open between 8am and 6pm weekdays. Outside of these times our Out of Hours team is...

    3 Bittern Road,Exeter,EX2 7FW
    0300 5000 926
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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...

    1 Alba Court,Emperor Way,Exeter,EX1 3QS
    03030 300 112
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  • Sunrise Diversity - 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...

    Sunrise Diversity,The Castle Centre,25 Castle Street,Barnstaple,EX31 1DR
    01271 328915
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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...

    Patricia Burke,Supporting Rural Independent Living,14 Bridgeland Street,Bideford,EX39 2QE
    01237 420130
    07811 574765
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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.

    The Lodge,Rock Park,Barnstaple,EX32 9AH
    07548 756193
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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 Dawlish.

    We have re-opened our head office to...

    Millwood House,Collett Way,Newton Abbot,TQ12 4PH
    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...

    Magdalene House,Grendon Road,Exeter,EX1 2NJ
    0800 233 5444
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  • Trans Unite

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

    Lincoln House,296 – 302 High Holborn,London,WC1V 7JH
    08000 502020
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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...

    Hythe House,200 Shepherds Bush Road,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...

    Westward,Templar House,Collett Way,Newton Abbot,TQ12 4PH
    0300 100 1010
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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:

    97 Pembroke St,Devonport,Plymouth,PL1 4JX
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