Daily Archives: 14/11/2014

New financial schemes to educate school pupils on dangers of debt

Pupils in Plymouth are to learn about the importance of saving money and how to avoid getting into financial difficulty, as part of a new scheme aimed at stemming the spiral of debt. The project is a joint initiative between Plymouth City Council, Hope and City of Plymouth Credit Unions, Barclays, and local schools to […]

Council to test the Devonport Emergency Notification System

Plymouth City Council will be testing its Emergency Notification System week commencing 17 November. The system, which was introduced in Plymouth in 2006, is a free text messaging service for residents living near the Devonport Site – ‘The Dockyard’. In the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency at the site, people who have registered for […]

Autism drop-in sessions at the Central Library

Have you, a friend or family member recently been diagnosed with autism? Would you like to know more about the information and support available to you? Our library service is running drop-in sessions for anyone on the autistic spectrum, their family and carers. Staff will help you find books and resources and access online information, give […]

New standards for home care in Plymouth

New standards are to be put in place in Plymouth for people who require care at home. Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care. Council Cabinet has agreed in principle to a new improved contract, at its meeting […]

Carers: Know your rights – event in Plymouth 28th November

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 […]