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Repairs and adaptations

Find services who offer equipment and innovations to help you stay independent in your own home, such as stair lifts and walk in baths.

Replacement care

Replacement care, or respite care, is designed to give rest or relief to unpaid carers. There are many types of replacement care and it can be provided at home if preferred.

Residential homes

This section contains details of Residential care homes in Devon. These homes offer accommodation and personal care for people who may not be able to live independently. Some homes specialise in caring for particular groups such as older adults, or younger adults with learning disabilities.…

Respite opportunities

Help for families/carers to find services suitable to look after their loved ones so they can take a break or have a holiday. 

Retirement housing

Retirement housing (sometimes known as retirement villages) may be suitable if you are looking to downsize to a smaller home, and would also appreciate no longer being responsible for maintaining your own home. There are several of these developments in Devon, generally offering 1/2 bedroom…

Schools, colleges and universities

This section contains details of education provision in Devon, including specialist schools, language schools, futher education and sixth form colleges, universities and hospital schools.

Sensory impairments

Find local and national services who offer information and support to those with a sensory impairment.

Sexual health

Information on sexual health. Find clinics, helplines and advice.

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a way of providing accommodation, care and support for vulnerable adults. It used to be known as ‘Adult Placement’. There are Shared Lives schemes all over the UK but locally an independent charity called Shared Lives South West delivers Shared Lives in Cornwall, Plymouth,…

Sheltered housing

This section contains details of both Sheltered housing and Extra care housing schemes available in Devon. Sheltered housing is a type of ‘housing with support’, which you can buy or rent.  This could suit you if you want to live independently but need a bit…
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