PQASSO is the leading quality standard developed for charities, voluntary and community organisations in the UK. Endorsed by the Charity Commission, this nationally recognised award offers both service users and funders/commissioners independent endorsement of the quality and credibility of an organisation. The quality mark demonstrates that Living Options Devon has been externally assessed against criteria encompassing all aspects of the organisation from governance through to how it delivers its services.
By achieving the PQASSO level 2 mark we have successfully demonstrated that we are delivering best practice in areas such as:
- effective and responsible governance
- that we involve our users in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our services
- effective leadership and management
- successful service delivery (demonstrating benefits to our users)
- robust financial control and
- building good relationships with other organisations
PQASSO forms part of the ongoing investment into continuous improvement at Living Options Devon, for the benefit of people with disabilities, Deaf people and our partners and supporters.
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.
There are a number of ways you can contact us:
By telephone: 01392 459222
By email: firstname.lastname@example.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