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Vera and her husband Graham. Vera is Graham's carer.

Devon County Council is ‘Making Caring Visible and Valued’ this Carers Week (7–13 June 2021) 

New figures suggest that there are now more than 130,000 people in Devon who are carers, the figure having risen by half again because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Worryingly though, just 21,000 of that number – roughly only one inaaa

Posted on: 4 June 2021

Kieran doesn’t think he’s a carer because Sue is his Mum

Kieran* has been caring for his mother since he was a small child. She has complex mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, and needs a lot of emotional support as well as help with cooking, cleaning, paying bills. Aaaa

Posted on: 30 November 2020
Health Service Journal Awards image, reading 'we are proud to be finalists'

Support to Devon carers is recognised nationally. “It’s already a winner,” says lead councillor

A pioneering new project that supports unpaid carers has been heralded nationally and is shortlisted for a prestigious care award.

Posted on: 18 November 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
A picture of young health and social care professionals

New Proud to Care Devon campaign inspires next generation of Devon’s health and social care heroes

With GCSE and A-level results days approaching quickly and many young people across the county thinking about the next steps in their careers, Devon County Council and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group have launched the latest Proud to Care Devonaaa

Posted on: 11 August 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
caring hand on vulnerable hand

Dartmouth care home reopens to take patients discharged from hospitals

The Fleet care home in Dartmouth, formerly known as the Riverview, is the latest facility to be used to help relieve pressure on Devon’s NHS hospitals.

Posted on: 15 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
caring hand on vulnerable hand

Councils identify alternative accommodation to help the NHS

Councils are identifying accommodation that could, if required, be turned into temporary care facilities for people when they’re ready to leave hospital, to relieve pressure on the NHS.

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Double yellow lines

Consultation to include double yellow lines in care worker parking scheme begins

Residents are invited to have their say on Devon County Council proposals to allow care and health professionals to use yellow lines restrictions when visiting clients at home.

Posted on: 1 August 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Montage photo of adult social care

Funding awarded from Creative Innovation and Growth programme

Six projects supporting adult social care have received funding from Devon County Council’s Creative Innovation and Growth Programme, and the initiative has been extended

Posted on: 12 June 2019 | Posted in: Community
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