Devon Link Up

Devon Link Up is a service user led charity for people with learning disabilities living in Devon. We support people to have a voice and choice about things that are important in their lives.

Devon Link Up supports people with learning disabilities to express their views, wishes, needs, wants and aspirations. We do this through Speaking Up groups, issue based advocacy as well as social activities, training and quality checking, Good communication is an essential part of the work that we do and we work hard to make sure that information is accessible and can be easily read. We also train other organisations about creating information in accessible formats.
Devon Link Up understands the need to maintain and promote positive relationships and encourages people to participate in their local communities. We support people to get involved in volunteer placements and aim to work towards paid work.
The Safe Places Scheme helps people with learning disabilities feel safe when they are out and about. It is a very simple scheme which shops, pubs and clubs are asked to sign up to and they display a sticker in their window to show they are a registered Safe Place. People with learning disabilities carry a Safe Place card in their purse or wallet and if they need help they can go into a Safe Place and someone will help them. We have been working with Devon and Cornwall Police to promote the scheme and have also created a dvd to help with training.


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

  1. Devon Link Up will help people report Hate and Mate crime to the Police where they have been victimised because they have a learning disability.

  2. Devon Link Up has a strong history of supporting people with learning disabilities to have a voice. We have advocates who can help people speak up about things that are important to them or when they are worried about something. Our advocates are trained and supported to work with the person to make sure their view, wishes, wants and aspirations can be heard.

  3. Devon Link Up offers people the opportunity to meet together and talk about issues that affect them. Our groups meet monthly and we also hold drop ins where people can come along and chat informally with other people. We work across Exeter, East, South and West Devon. If you would like more information please contact us.

  4. Devon Link Up has regular speaking up groups where people can get together and talk about things they are interested in. We also offer social activities so that people can keep in touch with friends and have fun. Our drop in sessions provide an opportunity for people to talk on an informal basis with others and to raise any concerns they may have.

Victim Care

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I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

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