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Support for adults

Help to stay living at home

Across Devon, we want more people to live independently in their own homes in the community, to benefit from support that is strengths-based and live the life that is right for them.

We want to create fairer, healthier, more inclusive and caring communities where people feel safe and connected within their community, and able to help themselves and each other.

Together, we are seeking to create conditions in which people can lead fulfilling lives, through being:

  • independent – people who are ambitious about living lives they have choice in and control over
  • informed – people who know how they can get the support they need, when they need it, to help with the things that matter most to them
  • secure – people who feel safe and confident that they can make choices about how they live
  • connected – people who have rewarding relationships and involvement with their family, social networks, and communities rather than feeling lonely or isolated

Do you face challenges in your life? Or do you need advice for a family member?

Why not try our self-help tool? By answering some quick questions about your current situation, we can direct you towards information, advice and services that could help you to live independently and improve your life. This could include useful telephone numbers and ideas from us in adult social care.

Complete our self-help tool now

What happens next?

If you are still facing challenges after using the self-help tool then you will be offered the chance to complete an online self-assessment.

If you are not looking for advice, information or to submit an assessment, but want to discuss something else contact us via Care Direct on 0345 155 1007 or email

Our Helping you find support page also provides information about what you can do if you or someone you care for needs some extra support. 

You can also click any of the links below to find out more information about the types of support available to help you remain safely in your home. 

Find services, groups and clubs in Devon on the Pinpoint website

Go to Pinpoint

Find advice on how to stay healthy and well on the OneSmallStep website

Go to OneSmallStep