Trustee : Peter Swain OBE

Peter Swain OBE was injured in a gymnastics accident in 1965. He has a BA (hons) and Law Society Part I qualification. After establishing the Exeter Council for Independent Living in 1982 and being appointed to the Exeter Health Authority, Peter founded LOD in 1990 and became our first Director. Peter chaired the first National User and Carer Group between 1993 - 1997 which reported directly to the Department of Health. He is an Associate Hospital Manager with the Devon Partnership NHS Trust and received an OBE in 1996 for services to the development of health, social care and voluntary sector.

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.

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There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

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By SMS: 07856 426940

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