About Devon Communities Together ‘Why have we changed our name?’ Find out here. We are an independent charity with over 50 years’ experience of community development work. Founded in 1961 we have accumulated a wealth of experience in helping communities resolve and progress the matters that are important to them. Devon Communities Together is constantly evolving to be able to keep pace with the ever changing social, cultural and economic needs of communities, yet has its foundations in those basic needs that never change. We have the flexibility to ensure that we can support our vision of dynamic communities shaping their own futures.