We currently employ 28 members of staff, most of which are part time. Our core team pictured below are based at the main office at the Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook. They support the wider outreach delivery staff on projects and services. Project delivery staff are further supported by highly dedicated and fully trained volunteers.
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Action East Devon relies on the generosity and energy of our volunteers to support us in the delivery of our services.
Over 163 volunteers have supported the delivery of Action East Devon projects/services in 2016/17 undertaking the following roles: volunteer visitors, reminiscence session volunteers, volunteer mentors/buddies, horticultural volunteers, volunteer counsellors, volunteer oral history collectors, Trustees.
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I came into the voluntary sector in 1991 working for the then Age Concern in Tiverton, running a day centre.
I was a young Mum with two children, one at school and the other in Nursery, so the hours suited me. I continued to work for them until 2003 during which time I took over as first Manager then Chief Officer in my time with the organisation it went from £35 thousand a year to approximately £287 thousand per year. We purchased two buildings, converting them to day centres in two of the towns on our patch. I opened an Advice & Information Centre in the town, with outreach to another two and set up an advocacy service working with people in their own home.
I moved to the Blackdown Support Group in 2003 and have worked there since then. We help the community with a variety of tasks: volunteer driving, visiting, mentoring, foot care, advocacy, lunch & tea clubs and coffee mornings.
I joined EDVSA (Action East Devon’s predecessor) as a rep for the voluntary sector, became a trustee when the organisation was struggling to find Trustees and took over the Chair when our current chairman stepped down midterm. I stepped down in 2016 but remain a Trustee.×