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Devon to receive a share of £240 million for social care to ease NHS winter pressures

Devon County Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement of extra funding for social care, designed to ease NHS winter pressures.  But it warns ‘money alone will not fix the county’s bigger challenge’, which is that there are not enough people working in the domiciliary care sector in Devon.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Young people asked, what’s so good about Exeter?

What’s Exeter really like to live, work or go to school or college in if you’re aged between 14 and 21?

Posted on: 17 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Stark warning leads to call for more home care workers across Devon

As the Government announces measures to reduce the impact of additional winter pressures on critical front line health services, local Councils are taking steps to prevent people from going to hospital with preventable complaints or to help them return home as quickly as possible after treatment.

Posted on: 16 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 8 Comments

Services for young people leaving care in Devon much improved

There has been a big improvement in the way Devon County Council looks after young people leaving care, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Posted on: 11 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Council supports NHS consortium as preferred bidder for children’s health and wellbeing services in Devon

NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recommended that Devon Children and Families Alliance (The Alliance) be selected as the preferred bidder for the 23.8 million-a-year contract, of which Devon County Council contributes £1.6m. The contract will be awarded for seven years from 1 April 2019, with an option to extend it for a further three years.

Posted on: 10 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

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