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Devon’s young people ask for their voices to be heard

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Devon have been working on a film that encourages young people to have their voices heard, not ignored.

Posted on: 7 December 2018 | Posted in: Education | 1 Comment

Make them count. 12 days, 12 ways to combat loneliness

Thousands of people in Devon, young and old, experience loneliness to some degree, and it can lead to health problems. Starting today, we’re posting 12 clips in the run up to Christmas, suggesting different things that people can do to combat loneliness – to help themselves, or to help others in their communities.

Posted on: 1 December 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 10 Comments

A severe shortage of care workers could put elderly and vulnerable people at risk, warns Council

Care providers across Devon are currently short of over 150 home care workers and with demand for support rising the Council is warning it is getting more and more difficult to arrange the right personal care packages for everyone in the county that needs one.

Posted on: 22 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Devon supports national campaign to tackle the harm to families from alcohol misuse

Alcohol awareness week (19-25 November) focuses this year on Change. It’s a good time to start the conversation with parents, children and friends about the impact of alcohol on you.

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

North Devon social worker scoops national Fostering Network award

A social worker from North Devon has won a national award for the work she does with foster carers and their families.

Posted on: 5 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

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