Devon Signposting Links

Advice Topic Area (A-Z)

Key Organisations

Support children in Devon to eat more healthily, be more active over the school holidays and have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition as well as be more engaged with school and other local services

Method of Provision


When playing online gambling games, it’s easy to lose track of time and money and get lost in the game.

Check out our advice and support to stay in control of your gambling.

If you need help with a drinking problem either phone our national helpline FREE on 0800 9177650 or contact us by email

UKNA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in the United Kingdom

Information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking

Free helpline: 0800 358 3456


If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Tel: 0300 123 6600. Text: 82111


Grief can be overwhelming.

You don’t have to deal with it alone

Call our helpline 0808 808 1677

Children’s Services

Our aim is to make sure that children and families get the right support, in the right place at the right time.

Keeping children safe isn’t just about protecting them from physical abuse. It is important to be aware of issues such as cyberbullying, online grooming and sexually harmful behaviour.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice – East Devon

Cost of living help

National help for households

See what support is available to help with the cost of living and save money with our energy saving tips.

Crisis Lines

Telephone: 116123

Telephone: 0800 1111

Debt Concern

Debt services in Devon

Domestic Abuse

Splitz is an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse support services in southwest England.

NSPCC and others have lists of signs that can help you recognise the effects of domestic abuse on children.

Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service (DDASS) is a charity that offers advice, guidance and support to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.
Our main aims are to increase safety and improve wellbeing.

Refuge – For women and children.

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247

Call: 999 police

Employment Advice

Help to find work can be found on Gov.UK
Find a Job – to search for current job vacancies

Job Help – provides hints and tips on applying for jobs and job search ideas.

Kickstart offers a six month paid work placement to 16-24 year olds who are in receipt of Universal Credit. For more information young people should send a journal message from their digital account to their work coach to express an interest in the scheme,

Energy Advice

Free advice if you need extra help or have difficulties with your energy supply.

Family Health

Children and Family Health Devon is the Devon-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age and their parents and carers.

Family Support Service

Check to see if you are eligible for assistance with heating. Warmer Homes is a Warm Home Fund project that provides free gas connections and first-time central heating for the vulnerable.

LEAP Appliances is an initiative to support fuel poor and vulnerable households through the replacement of old, inefficient fridges, freezers, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and cookers with modern, efficient alternatives.

Food poverty

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide 3 – 7 days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

Find your local food bank

Housing Advice

Organisations offering social  housing, housing and other benefits advice and support to people to stay in their homes.

Mental Health

Mental health isn’t just about having a mental health problem. It is important to take care of your mental health just as you would your physical health.

Providing a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs – in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

Nutritional Information

Change4Life resources from Public Health England – focusing on healthy eating and physical activity for children.

Reading and Literacy

Bringing you e-books, audiobooks and magazines, along with reference subscriptions, including access to Ancestry Library Edition.

Warm Hubs

Warm Hubs across the UK

Welfare Support

East Devon Council

Youth Services

The Children and Young People’s Emotional
Wellbeing and Mental Health Service