Devon & Plymouth

Our services

Supported living and enabling support

We design our services with the people we support and their families, so the support we provide reflects how someone chooses to live their life. Crucially we work with the people we support, from 4 to 24 hours per day, to support increasing independence, enabling people to live with the least reliance on paid support as possible.

Children and families

Rock ClimbingWe already support up to 40 children and young people with learning disabilities and autism in neighbouring Cornwall, and are looking to develop support opportunities for families in Devon and Plymouth too. We work alongside families to build a package of support that fits their unique circumstances.

We’re open to talk to families and local authority commissioners about providing regular weekly support in the family home and local community, from a few hours per week to 24/7 support, depending on assessed need. We can design short breaks on a bespoke or small group basis, offering opportunities for the young person to spend time away from home, try new activities, increase independence, and make new friends.

We work alongside the family unit, ensuring that wherever possible, families choose their own staff and design support which fits around them, allowing the young person, their parents, and siblings to be families first.

Employment support 

We run work clubs, where people can be supported on their journey towards getting a paid job. These are specifically designed for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We meet twice a month in each area and have already achieved great success not only in building up the confidence and self esteem of each individual who attends these popular groups, but also in achieving concrete job outcomes.

This is reflected in the success that the people we support achieve in gaining, keeping, or, if desired, changing a job. Other support includes:

  • Specialist one-to-one support to find work
  • Dedicated job coaches
  • Post-employment support
  • Job coach one-to-one support to complete a vocational profile, identify opportunities for work tasters, work experience, training and employment
  • Support for your families and carers to help you think about your employment options
  • Support to receive training leading to employment
  • Support for you and your employer once you have a job
  • Strive for full inclusion in the work environment, and for the worker to become independent of job coach support
  • Our experience is that, with the right level of support, you can excel in and sustain work of all descriptions

 

Devon & Plymouth area office 

Brandon Trust
19 E & F Normandy Way
Walker Lines Industrial Estate
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1RB  

telephone icon 01208 72142

email icon info@brandontrust.org

Regional Director – Lynn Toman

telephone icon 01208 72142

email icon lynn.toman@brandontrust.org

If you'd like to chat to someone about a service, contact Tracy Date on: 

telephone icon 01208 72142

email icon tracy.date@brandontrust.org

Referrals 

If you'd like to make a referral, please download and complete the referral form (pdf) and email back to Laura Lutey.

email icon laura.lutey@brandontrust.org

Alternatively, you can post your referral to the Cornwall office.