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New funds available to help carers take a break

Carers are missing out on things that most people take for granted. Recent research suggests that nearly two-thirds of unpaid carers have not been able to take any breaks at all in the last six months because they’re too busy caring for someone else.

Posted on: 21 October 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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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
Hands of an elderly man on a walking frame

Care providers to receive significant pay rise to boost recruitment

Devon County Council’s Pandemic response management team has rapidly escalated a decision to increase the amounts they pay to care providers, in order to significantly raise the pay of home care workers.

Posted on: 5 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Devon County Councillor James McInnes and colleague on the roof of the new extra care housing scheme

Landmark in construction of Exeter’s pioneering Extra Care scheme

Councillors have celebrated the progress in constructing the UK’s first super energy efficient Extra Care scheme, which is on schedule to open in Exeter later this year. The main structure is now complete for the development off Topsham Road, whichaaa

Posted on: 4 March 2020
People gathered for a photograph outside Age Concern's Barnstaple's offices.

Devon County Council gives its support to valued local charity

Devon County Council has given Age Concern Barnstaple and District £25,000 to help the charity stay afloat.

Posted on: 9 August 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
car at an electric vehicle charger

Leading the charge – new scheme will quadruple electric car charge points in Exeter

Devon County Council (DCC) has formed a consortium with two private sector companies, ZAPINAMO and Gamma Energy, to install and operate 150 electric car charge points on the streets of Exeter over the next two years.

Posted on: 29 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment
caring hand on vulnerable hand

More people choose to employ a personal assistant to help them live independently at home

Devon’s lead Councillor responsible for adult social care and health says more must be done to encourage people to take up jobs in care and health services.

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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