Devon's vulnerable need you - apply for a job in health and care today

Authored by News Desk

People of all ages and backgrounds are urgently needed to care for vulnerable people across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay this winter.

Those who are caring, compassionate and committed are being called on to register their interest in a variety of healthcare assistant roles across the county on the Proud to Care Devon website, even if they have no previous experience.


South West to receive share of £29.7 million to upgrade A&Es ahead of winter

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The South West will receive £29.7 million to expand and upgrade A&Es at five Trusts, ensuring they have the physical space to treat patients, manage patient flow and improve infection control, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today.

This is in addition to the £300 million announced recently for 117 Trusts to upgrade their facilities, meaning the Government has now...

Barton complex needs service reopens after £800k refurbishment

Authored by News Gathering

Westbrooke Grange, a Salutem Modus residential home in Barton, near Torquay, has reopened following a complete refurbishment and regeneration scheme.

The service provides accommodation for up to five individuals, living with complex needs in five self-contained flats. It enables individuals with needs including autism, learning difficulties or mental health conditions to live...

Hundreds of health and care jobs available at next month’s Jobs Fair

Authored by Mary

Hundreds of health and care jobs will be on offer at a series of ‘Proud to Care’ jobs fairs next month.

The job and careers fairs will be held at different locations across Devon over four Saturdays from March 7 to March 28 2020.

The events give those thinking of entering a health or care profession, as well as existing professionals who want develop their careers, the...

‘Fun and creative’ staff provide “outstanding” care at Plymouth care facility

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Staff at Bull Point have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for providing an outstanding level of care to its residents.

Bull Point in Barne Barton, Plymouth, is a specialist provider of residential services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder; its principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and autism to live meaningful lives that include...

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals for innovative programme in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from Devon to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for healthcare professionals with a special interest in diabetes to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.

The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, is to address the significant variation in patient care and...

Plymouth care facility recognised with prestigious award

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The Kanner Project in Plymouth has been named ‘Care Home of the Year’ at the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall.

The Kanner Project, a Modus Care home, provides specialist residential care for up to five residents with complex needs including those with autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.

The Outstanding Care Awards for...

Charities to work with Council on innovative alliance to help vulnerable people in Plymouth

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Charities in Plymouth are going to work with the City Council in a more joined up way to help vulnerable people such as the homeless, those with mental illness and other complex needs.

Plymouth City Council will be awarding a £7 million contract to an alliance of local charities to provide services to people with complex needs (homelessness, drug or alcohol misuse, mental illness and...

The Homeless Period Project Plymouth

Authored by SophieMarsh99

Most women think of their period as the dreaded time of the month... Well, imagine being homeless and having your period without having access to sanitary items and proper hygiene, forcing you to just go without, with no other option but to use toilet paper, pieces of clothing or anything else absorbent that you can get there hands on.

If these women don't have access to proper...

Crucial diabetic eye screening work at Plymouth Science Park

Authored by Alexis Bowater

Vital work to help check the eyesight of diabetic patients will shortly be taking place at Plymouth Science Park.

The team, from EMIS Care, has moved to the city’s premier business complex where it can benefit from its excellent facilities – from the well positioned offices and free parking for clients through to the stunning views and the on-site café. The park is also located in...