Clever thinking volunteers are helping give back independence

Are you good at making things, and can you turn your hand to a challenge? Occupational Therapist Liz Riley looks for volunteer engineers to help people be independent

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

Supporting people to be independent

The Chief Executive of the College of Occupational Therapists has heard how Devon OTs are supporting people to regain independence to such an extent that they need little or no further help

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Devon dementia care is good, but more education is needed

Awareness of dementia, its diagnosis and care for people with the condition is fantastic in Devon, but it’s inconsistent across the county, says a report to Councillors next week

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Hundreds get moving at Cranbrook Community Fun Day

Cranbrook lives up to its billing as a Healthy Town by attracting hundreds of people to the Community Fun Day, encouraging people to walk and cycle more

Posted on: 15 March 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Council steps in to secure two bus routes in South Devon

Following the withdrawal of bus services connecting to Torbay by bus operator Local Link, Devon County Council has responded by securing the main sections of two South Devon bus routes

Posted on: 14 March 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Fly-tippers who dumped rubbish at recycling centre gates fined

The culprits, who had been queuing to use the recycling centre, decided they couldn’t wait and left their items on the verge.

Posted on: 14 March 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Start date confirmed for crossing repairs

Devon County Council has confirmed that an improvement scheme to repair raised pedestrian crossings in Tavistock town centre will start on Tuesday 18 April

Posted on: 14 March 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
Devon Cycle Challenge

Discover the benefits of commuting by bike during Ride to Work Week

People across Devon are being encouraged to take part in Ride to Work Week from Monday 13 March to Sunday 19 March

Posted on: 9 March 2017 | Posted in: Environment | 2 Comments

Council welcomes extra funding for social care and schools

Devon County Council has welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget announcement today (Wednesday 8 March), promising extra funding for adult social care and schools

Posted on: 8 March 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Assurances sought regarding hospital bed closures

Devon County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee has asked NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to come back with assurances regarding community hospitals

Posted on: 8 March 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 2 Comments
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