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Video“I change lives, not just clothes” – Chris, on why he loves being a care and support worker

After working as a gardener for 12 years, Chris decided to change careers and become a support worker.

He knew he wanted a job where he could support people to live their lives the way they wanted to, and hoped he could also contribute to changing their lives.

Posted on: 17 July 2017 | Posted in: | No Comments

Staying active for better mental health

Mental wellbeing affects so many people yet it is still surrounded by stigma. Here two men break down the barriers and talk about the subject, and how staying active is so important.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Pauline Barker, the woman behind a poster campaign to encourage people to enjoy being healthy outdoors

Making the most of our natural health service

Meet the woman behind a poster campaign to encourage people to enjoy being healthy outdoors. Pauline is an exceptional role model for those of us who want to feel a bit healthier and have a more positive approach to life.

Posted on: 17 June 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Four Rivers Dementia Alliance makes a splash in South Hams

An exciting initiative in the South Hams has created a wide-reaching network of dementia-friendly communities. The Four Rivers Dementia Alliance aims to improve the inclusivity of rural areas around the Avon, Erme, Plym and Yealm Rivers

Posted on: 20 May 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

The memory café and the secondary school

Colyton and Colyford Memory Café is a great example of how all generations in a rural community have come together to create a fun, social occasion for people living with dementia and their carers

Posted on: 19 May 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

An amble not a ramble: the memory café walking group

A new partnership in Honiton is helping people with dementia enjoy a fun and healthy leisure activity

Posted on: 18 May 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

How a reading group helps people with dementia

“Catford! Catford! It was just like that in Catford in 1947…” The woman who called out had been sitting quietly and seemingly, disconnected, from the rest of the reading group.

Posted on: 17 May 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Helping Barnstaple become Dementia Friendly

Barnstaple Dementia Action Alliance has a clear plan: to work collaboratively to make the town more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia and their families

Posted on: 16 May 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Sian Walker Devon Safeguarding Adults Board

Meet Siân Walker – new Chair for Devon Safeguarding Adults Board

Siân is driven by a passion for ensuring all services to vulnerable people are person-centred, easy to access and importantly promote independence, whilst ensuring people are safe.

Posted on: 21 April 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Agencies raise awareness of the Mental Capacity Act

Care agencies are raising awareness of the Mental Capacity Act, following concerns from a House of Lords select committee that too few people are aware of it or understand it

Posted on: 5 February 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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