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

System Change Action Alliance (SCAA)

The Systems Change Action Alliance (SCAA) is a partnership of Voluntary sector, public sector, health, local authority and decision makers, who have joined together to challenge the current system for people with complex/multiple needs experiencing multiple disadvantages. SCAA members share the belief that a system designed to support people MUST accommodate the whole person, tailoring … Read more


High Flow, Whole Person, Whole System

Funded by the National Lottery High Flow, Whole Person, Whole System is Support which puts you at the heart of your recovery. You are unique and so is our approach, you choose what support you need. High Flow Explained… Holistic support for people who have multiple needs in North Devon and Torridge, which empowers you to take back control of support from the first contact with us. Our … Read more


Secondary Care Flow

Integrated within the MDT in the pain team, the Secondary Care Flow project provides support to patients directly with coaching conversations and connecting with their support needs identified. This is a non medical solution to recovery, which supports the Team Around the Person (TAP) approach and “what matters to you” conversation. Referral pathway: from the … Read more


Community Flow

One Northern Devon’s Community Flow programme aims to provide better access to community support. It aims to ensure closer links between the hospital and the wider support available in communities from volunteers, the wider VCSE sector and the wider ‘One Community’ partnerships in the six towns and one village in Northern Devon. This new Community … Read more


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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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