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North Devon Homes

Location:

North Devon

Key contact:

Martyn Gimber, Chief Executive

Contact:

01271 312500

Homes managed Homes to be built to 2022/23
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North Devon Homes news

Martyn Gimber, Peter Heaton-Jones & Mr & Mrs Edwards

Celebratory event held at Woodville, Barnstaple to mark the completion of 66 new affordable homes which form the final phase of a £30 million 5 year development programme.

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Opening event held for beautiful new properties at Lee Road Lynton - MP for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones cuts the ribbon to mark their official opening

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Community Projects

“North Devon Homes is committed to creating communities where people want to live. We do this by working to build trust and understanding with our communities. This helps to inform and support our work to regenerate and manage estates so that they are safer and better places to live”. North Devon Homes Chief Executive Martyn Gimber.

We work with a wide range of partners who have supported us through funding and/or partnership working within projects for example;  Northern Devon Healthcare NHS, Police and Crime Commissioner, local schools, Safer North Devon, University of St Mark & St John (Plymouth), South West Community Foundation and not least customers who live within our communities.

Projects include; community food growing schemes, sewing groups, supporting community groups, adult & young people learning opportunities, internet cafés, healthy eating and cooking  and Saturday parent & children clubs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rffHXvkP1UU - Seeds for Change garden project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvMLVlGoBRk - North Devon Homes inspirational change and impact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LR9mAdBjSI - Starfish North Devon Homes - Young people's project

 

 Young People's Project 

Our work with young people began in 2009 funded through the Big Lottery Reaching Communities and has to date been awarded three successive rounds of Big Lottery funding totalling just over 1 million pounds. This work currently has Big Lottery funding through to 2018. We work with the University of St Mark & St John Plymouth to capture the value and uniqueness of this project to our communities - read their evaluation of the North Devon Homes Starfish Young People's Project here http://www.ndh-ltd.co.uk/publications/information-leaflets.cfm.

We run two youth clubs in Forches and Slade Valley, which are run by Youth Management Teams,  that provide a safe environment  for important out of school activities, giving access to young people of different ages and backgrounds opportunities to make new friendships and build on existing ones.

School holidays are packed with diversionary activities over the weekend for Young People who do not normally have the chance to partake in such activities for example, camping, adventure weekends, beach trips, swimming and musical activities.

We provide many services for our young people to use, for example; homework clubs, health advice and courses, job application and CV writing, fitness clubs, mediation and one to one support with problems. 

Young People are central to the project that helps build confidence, increases aspirations, develops peer mentors and positive role models within a space where they can develop new skills, try out new things, where they are seen and judged differently from the school or home, where their talents and differences are appreciated and where they can have fun.

This project provides diversionary activity distracting young people from criminal activities and also as a hook bringing young people into contact with opportunities for achieving wider goals such as furthering their education or finding employment.

 Supported Housing Services for older people

North Devon Homes has 22 housing schemes specifically designed for older people and aims to provide comfortable, convenient and secure accommodation, with support available where required, to older people who wish to continue to live independently. In addition, North Devon Homes runs a support and alarm service, Devon Homelink, which is available to older people living in the North Devon area. A team of Support Advisors are based across the area and offer a variety of services including fitting an alarm or a keysafe, regular welfare checks, assistance to move to a suitable property, help with claiming benefits and filling in forms and support in keeping regular appointments for health issues.

 

Why we joined PlaceShapers

"We joined to get the benefit of working alongside rural and independent providers by sharing best practice and innovation."

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