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Devon's care workers 'deserve to be recognised and better paid'

Devon’s care workers need to be recognised now for their vital contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic by being better valued and rewarded, according to Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care, Councillor Andrew Leadbetter.

More care workers are needed to provide care to older people and those with disabilities or mental health needs.

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Devon needs you: Get a job in health and social care

Devon residents including job seekers, students back from university, college leavers and former care and health staff are needed now to support the county’s most vulnerable.

Healthcare Assistants are a frontline role to support Devon's NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even greater pressure on existing services and staff.

Both temporary and permanent workers are...

Carers Hub and local community come together for Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with thousands of events planned for carers across the UK.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health...

Plymouth carers invited to awareness event

Carers in Plymouth are being invited to an event to raise awareness of their rights.

Every year, more than 2 million people in the UK become carers. It is estimated that up to 29,000 of these support someone in Plymouth. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support. This includes people who may have been caring for...

Know your rights event for carers

Carers in Plymouth are being invited to an event to raise awareness of their rights.

Every year, more than 2 million people in the UK become carers. It is estimated that up to 29,000 of these support someone in Plymouth. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support. This includes people who may have been caring for...

The cost of caring in Plymouth

Caring for Plymouth’s most vulnerable children and adults costs approximately £115 million per year and makes up almost 55 percent of Plymouth City Council’s overall budget.

Councillors Nicky Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Sue McDonald, Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care are determined to protect frontline services for Plymouth’s most vulnerable...

Council seeks carers' views on city's support services

Carers in Plymouth are being asked what improvements they would like to see in services that are designed to give them vital support in their daily lives.

Plymouth City Council is putting together a new strategy to help the 27,247 known carers in the city. The Carers Strategy sets out what support is already available for both young and adult carers and what the Council aims to do in...

Lending support to carers

This Carers Week (8-14 June) Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as part of the Fire Kills campaign is reaching out to local carers and reminding them that help is available to keep them, and the people they care for safe from fire.

A recent survey showed that more than half of the people who had tested someone else’s smoke alarm had done so for an older family member. But...