Empowering people with disabilities for over 25 years

My Future, My Way

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The project is aimed at adults with a disability or long-term health condition, or family members / unpaid carers who care for someone with a disability or long-term health condition.  It recognises people as individuals and focuses on their skills.  It encourages individuals to speak out about what they need to live the life they want.  One of the objectives is to enable service users and their families to make informed decisions about what support, services and resources they need so they are leading decisions made about their care and support.

Trained volunteers who are unpaid carers, or who have lived experience of having a disability or long-term health condition, are supported to deliver training sessions where participants learn a variety of person-centred planning methods.  The project intends to inspire people to produce their own person-centred plan, setting goals which will help them to achieve a fulfilling life, based not solely on their needs, but also on their interests and dreams.

The project’s volunteers are also able to visit community groups, or attend meetings to give a short talk, based on their personal experiences of being a service user or carer in Devon.  They will talk about how a person-centred approach has made a difference to their life.

Please contact us for more information, or if you:

  • know of a community group who would like one of our volunteers to visit and share their story, please contact us.
  • would like to learn about person-centred planning, either for yourself or a family member

During the life of the project, we are looking to recruit more volunteers to help to promote person-centred working across Devon. Volunteer role outline for My Future, My Way.

For further information, please contact Emma Young:
Phone: 01392 459 222
Email: emma.young@livingoptions.org
Post: Living Options Devon, Units 3-4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW
 

About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW