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Over three quarters of Plymouth workers say their mental health has not been a priority during the pandemic

Authored by Mary

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut Group, has revealed that a staggering 81% of Plymouth workers believe that their mental health has not been a priority for their employer during the pandemic.

The study also found that nearly half (48%) of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the lockdown in March...

Recycling rates increase during lockdown

Authored by Mary

Kerbside recycling rates across Devon increased during lockdown according to the latest figures released by Recycle Devon.

Ahead of the 16th Annual Recycle Week (September 21 to September 27) the figures show a 12 per cent increase between April and June 2020.

And now, on behalf of Recycle Devon, Councillor David Harvey, chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste...

Back to school: half of 11-18s in the South West are worried about the impact on their mental health

Authored by Mary

As schools, colleges and universities get ready to welcome back students, new data reveals almost half (45%) of 11-18-year-olds in the South West are worried that returning to education will impact their mental health. The survey commissioned by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, showed that many young people are harbouring concerns about returning to education, but only...

Devon retail workers wages hit hardest by Covid-19

Authored by News Desk

The coronavirus epidemic has affected every industry, but some more than others. With hospitality shut and non-essential retail paused, the majority of consumer spending was essentially halted. Although restrictions are now being lifted, economists have predicted that it will take three years for the UK to recover from the overall impact.

Check-a-Salary , the salary comparison...

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital welcomes patients choosing their care as part of new NHS agreement during pandemic

Authored by Mary

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has welcomed the opportunity to support patients at its Plymouth Hospital with elective hospital care as part of the independent sector-wide contract extension with the NHS.

Patricia Warwick Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital, explains: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. Our...

EDDC rise to coronavirus pandemic supporting residents, communities and businesses

Authored by Mary

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, East Devon District Council has worked quickly to ensure its residents, communities and businesses have been well informed, supported and protected. We will continue to support our district through the pandemic and we have produced an infobite which captures our response during these challenging times.

The infobite summarises in one place many...

Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Authored by Mary

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

Authored by Mary

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

Sanctuary blooms under lockdown

Authored by Mary

Wildlife has thrived under lockdown at The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth, as paths, walkways and verges have become a riot of pinks, purples, blues and yellows after wildflowers reaped the benefit of quieter conditions.

The Donkey Sanctuary attracts around 400,000 visitors a year, but with the sanctuary temporarily closed to visitors due to the coronavirus...

Parents urged not to use facemask on their baby

Authored by Mary

Parents and guardians of babies under 12 months are advised not to cover their mouths with facemasks as it could cause breathing difficulties. While there have been no reports of ‘baby masks’ being sold in Devon, Torbay or Somerset, parents and guardians are urged not to buy them as they could harm their baby’s health.

The advice comes from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading...

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