Tag Archives: Cllr Andrew Leadbetter

Stark warning leads to call for more home care workers across Devon

As the Government announces measures to reduce the impact of additional winter pressures on critical front line health services, local Councils are taking steps to prevent people from going to hospital with preventable complaints or to help them return home as quickly as possible after treatment.

Posted on: 16 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 8 Comments

Lyric House hosts accessible sports day in Okehampton

Lyric House is hosting a Pop Up Puzzletree event of sport and other activities on Monday 9 July from 10am to 3pm. This is the eighth year running that Lyric House, Devon County Council’s day services, has organised a quarterly eventaaa

Posted on: 28 June 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Events across the county to celebrate Carers Week 2018

Carers are being encouraged to stay healthy in connected through a number of events planned across the county next week to mark national Carers Week.

Posted on: 5 June 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Okehampton to host the first Proud to Care Health and Care Jobs Fair

Community minded Okehampton has been chosen to be the first town in the county to host a Proud to Care, Health and Care Jobs Fair.

Posted on: 17 May 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

New technology helping people live independently

Devon County Council has teamed up with Hft, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, to showcase some of the latest personalised technology that is helping people to live in their own homes.

Posted on: 6 March 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

‘Deceptive’ road conditions across Devon as A380 reopens

Road conditions across Devon today have been described as ‘deceptive’ by the County Council’s Highways Operations Manager, Chris Cranston. “Despite relatively little snow overnight, the freezing rain across the county has left many roads still impassable, and people are beingaaa

Posted on: 2 March 2018 | Posted in:

Council call to carers – let us know who you are

While today’s news stories often focus around the financial and demand pressures on the NHS and social services, there’s a silent workforce out there that is more than pulling its weight, and that is also feeling the strain.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | Posted in:

New Proud to Care Ambassadors help raise care and health sector profile

As part of its Proud to Care campaign to boost employment within the health and social care profession, Devon County Council is recruiting volunteers to work as ambassadors to help raise the sector’s profile.

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | Posted in:
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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 Café Consortium, in moves that will develop support in local communities for people with dementia

Posted on: 6 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Extra £4.6 million for transport improvements

The County Council’s Cabinet has agreed an extra £4.6 million of funding to add to a £24.5 million package of schemes to improve transport improvements

Posted on: 8 March 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy