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Devon councillor briefing on support for care sector amid Covid-19

By |2020-04-30T18:57:18+00:00April 30th, 2020|News|

I received the briefing below today from the Devon County Council Health and Social Care Portfolioholder. Coronavirus is now sweeping through care homes which have become the new frontline in fighting the virus. The information below should be read against [...]

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I support the call for a regional approach to ending the lockdown…

By |2020-04-16T10:12:34+00:00April 16th, 2020|News|

Many thanks to Cllr Martin Shaw for leading this call...   Statement by County Councillors Hilary Ackland (Exeter), Martin Shaw (Seaton and Colyton) and Claire Wright (Otter Valley):   The South West is experiencing the epidemic in a different way from [...]

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Fundraising and new pre-paid card – Ottery Community Volunteers are busy!

By |2020-04-14T10:09:35+00:00April 14th, 2020|News|

It's been a super busy and quite remarkable three weeks for Ottery Community Volunteers! I've just issued this press release... I'm very proud of my town! OTTERY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS LAUNCHES COVID FUNDRAISING BID Ottery Community Volunteers has launched a bid [...]

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URGENT DENTAL TREATMENT DURING LOCKDOWN – LATEST INFORMATION

By |2020-04-14T10:05:13+00:00April 14th, 2020|News|

We haven't heard too much about dental issues during the pandemic, but for those of us with an urgent dental problem (I have been there!), the service is absolutely vital. I asked for an update via DCC's Health and Adult [...]

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Is Devon’s portion of the £13bn NHS debt being written off?

By |2020-04-06T13:21:27+00:00April 6th, 2020|News|

https://www.hsj.co.uk/finance-and-efficiency/hancock-announces-13bn-debt-write-off/7027305.article EMAIL TO EAST DEVON MP, SIMON JUPP, THIS MORNING... Dear Simon I am writing following the government’s announcement to write off £13bn of debt from NHS hospitals. This looks like excellent news and as you will be aware, Devon [...]

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My email to East Devon MP, last week on personal protective equipment

By |2020-04-06T09:17:15+00:00April 6th, 2020|News|

I sent this email to Simon Jupp, East Devon MP last week... He has since replied and is liaising with the individual concerned...   Dear Simon “The predicted surge in cases for Devon is around 10-14 days time. We will [...]

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Devon scrutiny councillors back raft of recommendations to assist unpaid carers

By |2020-03-18T16:56:38+00:00March 18th, 2020|News|

A raft of recommendations aimed at helping unpaid carers manage on a day to day basis, were approved by Devon County Council’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee. The committee, which took place last Thursday (12 March), unanimously approved the [...]

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Devon County Council set to write to Secretary of State requesting urgent resources for adult social care

By |2020-03-18T14:44:26+00:00March 18th, 2020|News|

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is set to receive a letter from Devon County Council, requesting urgent resources for adult social care services, following my proposal last week. I made the proposal at the Health and [...]

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