Making a difference to people who have diagnoses of learning disabilities, brain injuries, autism and other support needs

Making a difference for 35 years
A brief history

Making a difference for 35 years

Havencare is a registered charity and was established in 1987. “Havencare Plymouth” was formed to enable people with a learning disability to move from long-stay institutions (hospitals) to something much better. Back then, “something better” was often a residential service in the community nearer to their original home and families.

Fast-forward to today… we are Havencare Homes and Support, supporting people in their own homes with their own tenancies, from Penzance in Cornwall to Teignmough in Devon. Our charity is continuing to grow and reach more people across the South West.

Havencare supports people to live the life they choose and find a home thats right for them.

People lead their lives through opportunity and choice
Our Vision

People lead their lives through opportunity and choice

Our mission is to provide homes and support that enable people to reach their potential.

We are proud to work with people who might have complex support needs including distressed behaviour that has an impact on their wellbeing, safety, lifestyle and opportunity to be involved in their community.

Our Values

Our values flow through every decision we make and action we take…


Trust is built on telling the truth


Treat people like they make a difference, and they will


Don’t just do it, do it well

Quote I have been amazed at how my daughter has changed in every way. She has been with Havencare Homes and Support now for just over 2 years. She is so much more relaxed and happy in every way. Her challenging behaviour has dramatically dropped. She is less anxious, takes pride in her home and so happy. Can't thank you enough. Family Member

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Our People Strategy

Recently at Havencare we have launched our “Big Aims”, focusing us on the things that are making a difference. To keep us on track, we have some objectives that we…

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Ricky Callow’s Office to Office Ultra Marathon

Friend of Havencare Rick Callow and his sporting colleagues are taking on an extraordinary 50+ mile run from our head office in Plymouth to our sister office in Cornwall all…

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Making a difference for 35 years

Our charity was established at the end of 1987, when the ward of a long-stay institution was closing and people had nowhere to go. At that time Havencare (Plymouth) Limited…

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