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Holidays to remember with my foster children

As many families across Devon count down the final days to their annual getaway, foster carer Katherine Page has planned a memorable summer for her three foster children, Anna, Louise and Alice.

Posted on: 11 August 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Libraries Unlimited launches new scheme to support people living with long term conditions

Libraries Unlimited has launched a new series of reading material to support those living with long term health conditions, as part of the Reading Well Books on Prescription

Posted on: 6 July 2017 | Posted in: | No Comments

Arts Council England funding to boost Devon libraries

Devon’s libraries are to receive more than £680,000 from Arts Council England to develop a programme of high-quality arts and cultural activity across the county.

Posted on: 6 July 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Scams targeting young people on social media warning

Cyber fraud is 16 per cent of all crime and young people being targeted through social media

Posted on: 4 July 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Some baby sleep bags may not be up to standard

Some brands of baby bags have failed quality tests say Trading Standards

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

£30million to help older people regain their independence

The money, over three years, will to help people get back on their feet after leaving hospital.

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 1 Comment

Council refocuses social care services to help more people stay independent

Devon County Council has set out how it wants to refocus its social care services on helping more people stay or become independent.

Posted on: 14 June 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 3 Comments
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Devon’s budget in the black for the 26th consecutive year

Devon County Council’s budget is in the black for the 26th consecutive year. The authority underspent by £43,000 in the 2016/17 financial year on a net revenue budget of £492.922 million.

Posted on: 13 June 2017 | Posted in: Politics | No Comments
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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 | 1 Comment

New streamlined scrutiny system at County Hall

A new streamlined system of scrutiny committees has been put in place by Devon County Council leader John Hart.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | Posted in: Politics | No Comments
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