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Celebrating VE Day on Friday 8 May

It will be 75 years to the day on Friday 8 May 2020 since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. we mark the day with ceremony and community commemoration, but this year we can celebrate it from home

Posted on: 30 April 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Lockdown prompts rise in calls to domestic abuse helplines

The regional support charity for victims of domestic violence and abuse, Splitz, saw a 62 per cent rise in the number of people needing their help from the beginning of April to last week.

Posted on: 29 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Council announces further financial support to social care sector

Devon County Council has announced its next major investment to support the county’s social care sector, revealing a package of additional funding now totalling £8 million to support domiciliary care and residential care markets during the pandemic.

Posted on: 29 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Families urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals

Families in Devon are being urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals as the coronavirus crisis creates more hardship across the county.

Posted on: 28 April 2020
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Newbridge at Holne re-opened

Emergency repairs to the Grade II listed Newbridge at Holne have been completed ahead of schedule and the bridge has re-opened

Posted on: 27 April 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay urged to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 scams continue to be identified

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to ‘stay home, stay safe and stay scam aware’, as new coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams continue to emerge.

Posted on: 24 April 2020
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County Council meets special dietary needs of vulnerable self-isolating residents

Extremely vulnerable residents in receipt of the government’s weekly food parcels are asked to contact Devon County Council if they have certain dietary requirements. There are currently nearly 19,000 people in Devon who have been told by the government toaaa

Posted on: 24 April 2020
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Hundreds offer up no longer used equipment following countywide appeal

Donated equipment, including commodes, walking frames, perching and shower stools, is being collected from households across the county following an appeal by Devon County Council for community equipment which is no longer being used.

Posted on: 23 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Residents thanked for managing their waste under difficult circumstances

Devon County Council is looking to reopen Household Waste Recycling Centres as soon as it is safe to do so and Government guidance permits

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Millie, 19, signs up to ‘help vulnerable’

This week she’s receiving training in the use of Personal Protective Equipment, and will shortly start getting some hands-on experience, shadowing one of Devon County Council’s reablement teams.

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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