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The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a 12 week course for parents/ carers of children aged between 2 and 8 years old with challenging behaviour. Because parenting is one of the hardest jobs, and yet it is given the least amount of preparation or training. The Incredible Years was designed by the American clinical psychologist, Dr Carolyn Webster Stratton and aimed at parents with young children who are learning to test the limits of their environment, finding out what will be tolerated and what will not.

 

Time For Life

This is a free service for people aged 65 or over who feel they are experiencing difficulties because of isolation, have had a recent bereavement, or are having stress through everyday life. Time for Life is funded by Devon County Council and is based in Barnstaple.
Call Care Direct for a referral.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, listening and responding to their needs. The 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership with Refuge) and their range of online services, which include the Survivors’ Forum, help hundreds of thousands of women and children every year.

Y-Smart

Y –Smart is the Drug and Alcohol Service for under-18s, throughout Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay). We aim to provide high quality, accessible, targeted prevention and treatment services specifically for young people across the country. Wherever possible, our service is confidential, promotes physical and mental well-being and reduces harm that can be associated with drug and alcohol use for young people and their families.

 

 

Young Devon

Supported housing provision: Young Devon provides supported housing at a number of locations across Devon for 16-21 year olds. YHDevon: Designed for young people, parents and practitioners within Devon to …

Supported housing provision: Young Devon provides supported housing at a number of locations across Devon for 16-21 year olds.

YHDevon: Designed for young people, parents and practitioners within Devon to access information and advice, with the aim of preventing youth homelessness. The site contains helpful information for young people and parents, up to date housing advice and legislation as well as filmed case studies and supported housing walk-throughs.

The Supported Lodgings Scheme: The scheme aims to make provision for those young people age 16+ who are ready to leave care or are homeless but would benefit from living within a family environment, where they are supported and provided with opportunities to improve their independent living skills, and to ensure they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

For more information contact the Supported Lodgings Coordinator Cath Tracey, either by email cath.tracey@youngdevon.org or on 01822 618 193.

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