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Heatwave advice issued as temperatures climb

Advice has been issued to help the vulnerable to beat the heat, as Devon basks in a heatwave

Posted on: 20 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Council reminds working parents of new extended entitlement to free childcare

Devon County Council is reminding working parents of children aged three and four that their entitlement to free childcare and early learning will rise from 15 hours to a potential 30 hours per week from September 2017.

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Council refocuses social care services to help more people stay independent

Devon County Council has set out how it wants to refocus its social care services on helping more people stay or become independent.

Posted on: 14 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 3 Comments
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Carers invited to step out for a walk during Carers Week

Carers are statistically more likely to have higher levels of ill-health and social isolation than the rest of the community. During Carers Week next week, carers are invited to take part in any of a number of organised walks in Devon.

Posted on: 7 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments
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Helping people live well with dementia

Devon County Council has commissioned a dementia support worker service from the Alzheimer’s Society and agreed funding for a new Devon Memory CafĂ© Consortium, in moves that will develop support in local communities for people with dementia

Posted on: 6 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 1 Comment

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