Local Support Fund for people in financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19

Devon County Council have made available £1 million of funding for Devon Local Authorities to help those who are affected by Coronavirus and who may not be able to access funding or support from elsewhere. The aim of the funding is to address the economic vulnerability and financial hardship being felt and to help rebuild the financial resilience of those affected.

The main focus of...

Remember remember your dog this November

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe goes radio gaga for homeless hounds this Fireworks Night

This Fireworks Night, Dogs Trust Ilfracombe will be “chewning” into the airwaves to help petrified pooches conquer their fear of fireworks and are urging local dog owners and radio stations to do the same.

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe will be going the extra mile to ensure the dogs in their care...

1 In 3 of us avoid sharing problems

Nearly a third of people in the UK say they don’t like to burden others with their problems, according to research for the charity Samaritans.

The figures, published today to launch Samaritans’ awareness raising #TalkToUs campaign, also reveal that more than 1 in 5 (21.4%) people sometimes feel overwhelmed by their troubles, but 1 in 9 (11.4%) feel they don’t have anyone to share them...

Britain's top 20 worries uncovered

Just three in 10 Brits are happy with their lives, a new study has revealed.

Money worries, dead-end relationships and unfulfilling jobs were among the reasons many said they are unhappy.

The study of 2,000 people found that 69 per cent feel trapped in the same old routine and over 40 per cent are unhappy with their lives.

Lifestyle niggles, worrying about their image...

Debt Awareness Week launches with new survey findings

A new survey, commissioned by StepChange Debt Charity, reveals that many people are underestimating the seriousness of their debt problems.

Although 15 million people in Britain are showing some sign of problem debt, over a quarter of these remain unconcerned.

The survey, conducted for the charity by YouGov, asked participants questions about the kinds of debt issues they...