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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

Authored by News Gathering

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

Authored by News Gathering

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

Report highlights people with MS in Devon not receiving fair care

Authored by News Desk

New research from the MS Trust surveyed over 1,800 people living with MS. It found that too many people living with progressive forms of MS feel they are getting a second class service, and many feel abandoned by their specialists.

People with progressive MS make up almost half of the UK’s 100,000 MS population. But 40% of them haven’t seen an MS specialist nurse in the past year and...

Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

A special event is being held in Plymouth to celebrate excellence in the city’s care sector next month.

‘Celebrating Excellence in Care: Plymouth 2016’ which is being held at the New Continental Hotel on Saturday 14 May. The event will be a chance to showcase and recognise best practice across care in Plymouth, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide care in people’s...

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