Hi, We’re Encompass Southwest

We know how hard it can be to find the right support and advice, it’s even harder when you live in a rural location such as Devon. Services can often be difficult and expensive to access, that combined with mental health or addictions can often leave you feeling very lonely and isolated. Encompass Southwest is a local charity based across North Devon, Torridge and West Devon offering free and confidential advice on a variety of issues including;

  • Money and Debt
  • Rough Sleeping
  • Housing and Accommodation
  • Young People’s Housing and Homelessness Support

We can help with one-off advice over the phone, on-line advice via our website or face-to-face advice either at your home or at one of our drop-in services at our projects.

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Our Recent Projects

Torridge Household Fund

Encompass deliver the household fund on behalf of Torridge District Council. The fund is aimed at supporting households in the most need with food, energy, and water bills.


Stories for Change

We have been lucky enough to secure funding from the Lloyds Foundation to develop 2 short films about our work across Northern Devon and how we are transforming people’s lives from rough sleeping to having their own front door.


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@Risk Project

Working in partnership with North Devon Moving Images @RISK is made up of frontline teams, volunteers, students from Ilfracombe academy and people with lived experience who have come together to raise awareness of local issues. @RISK is all about people’s truths and inspiring stories told through film, podcasts or blogs.  Our stories are all from…



Wisermoney projects can help with benefits and debt advice, mental health, how to manage your money, training and community development.


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About Encompass Southwest

Our team of experienced and dedicated adviser work in partnership with a variety of local agencies and we are always looking to build on these. Encompass Southwest recognises that we cannot work in isolation and that by working together we can ensure positive sustainable outcomes for some of our most complex and vulnerable clients.

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