Daily Archives: 18/12/2015

Family of severely disabled teenager look forward to first Christmas in new purpose built home

The family of a severely disabled teenager are looking forward to their first Christmas in their new purpose built, specially adapted home. Miya Thirlby, aged 14, has cerebral palsy and in July her and her family moved into a specially adapted home thanks to a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Taylor Wimpey and Westward Housing […]

Ocean Studios moves to delivery

Plymouth’s innovative Ocean Studios is to receive a Social Enterprise Investment Fund support package to enable it to complete its construction phase and cement its future as a home for artists. A delegated decision is being signed today giving the go-ahead to a £300,000 grant to cover unforeseen construction costs. The Ocean Studios opened its […]

People in Plymouth are being encouraged to give up booze for January

Plymouth City Council’s Public Health department and Plymouth Community Healthcare’s Livewell team are working in partnership to encourage local people to sign up for Dry January 2016. Dry January is a national behaviour change public health campaign developed by the charity Alcohol Concern and supported by Public Health England. It seeks to challenge people to […]

Avoiding debt before and after Christmas

Plymouth residents are being advised on how to avoid getting into debt before and after Christmas. Many people struggle financially at Christmas in particular, and Advice Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are offering tips and advice to help people avoid debt and manage their finances. Figures released this month by the national StepChange Debt Charity […]