Category Archives : Ian Tuffin


Plymouth leisure sites now breastfeeding friendly

Plymouth is moving a step closer to being a Breastfeeding Friendly city after all of its Everyone Active leisure centres are now signed up to the Plymouth Breastfeeding Kite Mark Scheme. Now all Everyone Active sites in the city – including the iconic Plymouth Life Centre – are officially Breastfeeding Friendly. The Livewell Southwest initiative […]


Healthy Homes scheme launched in Plymouth

A new Healthy Homes scheme has been launched in Plymouth to help up to 100 of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The project is a partnership between Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), Livewell South West and Plymouth City Council. PEC has been awarded £334,000 from the British Gas Energy Trust to deliver the scheme, which could […]


Hundreds attend Plymouth Health and Care integration conference

More than 200 people attended a conference to celebrate and showcase the groundbreaking work that has taken place to join up health and social care services across the South West Peninsular. The Integration: Making It Real Conference was held at Plymouth University on Monday 7 March 2016. The event was organised in partnership by the […]


Dementia Friendly Plymouth event Wednesday 24 February

Plymouth residents and organisations will be able to find out more about dementia as part of a Dementia Awareness Day next week. There will be free one hour dementia awareness sessions throughout the day on Wednesday 24 February between 10am and 4pm. The event has been organised jointly by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Dementia Action […]


Plymouth ‘Dementia Friendly’ car park spaces thought to be the first in the UK

Plymouth now has two car parks with designated ‘Dementia Friendly’ parking spaces which are thought to be the first of their kind in the UK. Following consultation with carers who expressed frustration about the difficulties they face in parking, Plymouth City Council’s parking unit has introduced some new dementia accessible parking spaces in two of […]


Veterans self-build project getting underway

A project to help veterans build their own homes in Plymouth is moving another step forward. Land for up to 24 affordable homes on the former St George’s Day Centre at George Place, Millbay, is being transferred from Plymouth City Council to DCH and work is due to start on site next month with Interserve, […]


Looking for work in care? Come to our recruitment fair

A recruitment fair is being held in Plymouth for people interested in working in care. The event, which is being held at Plymouth Guildhall on Wednesday 13 January 2016 from 10am to 3pm, has been organised by Plymouth City Council and local domiciliary care and care home providers. Councillor Ian Tuffin, Cabinet Member for Health […]


Asa House – New affordable flats opened on former Job Centre site

A new set of 30 affordable flats on the former Job Centre site in Plymouth is now complete. Asa House is the name of the site in Hoegate Street, which is the result of a partnership between the Chapter 1 Charity Ltd, the Homes and Communities Agency, and Plymouth City Council. The site will be […]


Museum craft group helps people with dementia

A traditional craft group at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has taken on a commission with a difference – to make ‘twiddlemuffs’ for local people with dementia. The group has been running for over five years and meets at the museum every week to knit items for local and international charities. Members have made […]


Council approves radical 5 year one system one budget for health and care

The next step in Plymouth’s radical approach to health and care services has been given the greenlight by one of the main partners. Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has agreed the Integrated Commissioning Strategies for the next five years, which join together the Council and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG)’s […]


Know Your Rights: Carers Rights Day 20 November 2015

Are you a carer, and do you know your rights? If you are a carer but you don’t know what support you’re entitled to, then Carers Rights Day on Friday 20 November is your opportunity to find out. The theme of this year’s Carers Rights Day is ‘Looking after someone? Know your rights.’ In Plymouth […]


Government cuts Plymouth’s Public Health funding by £920,000

Cuts to Public Health funding of nearly £920,000 which have been confirmed by the Government, will disadvantage Plymouth even further. Plymouth already receives considerably less Public Health funding per head than other areas, but the Government has announced that the city will receive a further in-year cut of 6.2% which equates to £919,198. It forms […]


Joint Council and NHS statement on Sunshine Care

Sunshine Care – joint statement from Plymouth City Council and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG): Council and NHS commissioners in Plymouth are pleased to announce they have appointed three local care providers to provide continuity of care for service users affected by the announcement of a reduction […]


Plymouth based employers recognised for being Dementia Friendly

Dementia Friendly employers in Plymouth are being recognised for their commitment as the city becomes more dementia aware. All local organisations that have signed up to Dementia Friendly status are being recognised at a special event at the Reception Room, Council House on Monday 12 October. In addition Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet will receive an […]


Join in with the Memory Roadshow

Our arts and heritage and library services teams are joining forces for a programme of monthly reminiscence sessions The Memory Roadshow will focus on various topics and run at Plympton, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Devonport libraries between now and Spring 2016. People will be able to look at objects and photos from the Museum and Art […]


Plymouth shortlisted for national Dementia Friendly Award

Plymouth has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Dementia Friendly Award. For the past few years, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) have been committed to making Plymouth a Dementia Friendly city. The National Dementia Friendly Awards 2015 has shortlisted Plymouth under the “Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative” category. Mr Ian […]


Plymouth Adult Safeguarding Conference

A conference on Adult Safeguarding has been held in Plymouth to highlight the current issues facing practitioners and educators in the field. The event, which was held at Plymouth University on Friday 12th June, was jointly hosted by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board and Plymouth University. It was opened by Councillor Ian Tuffin, […]


Dementia Awareness Week 17 – 23 May 2015

A range of activities are taking place in Plymouth to mark Dementia Awareness Week (17 – 23 May 2015). Organisations including Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University, Barclays, Plymouth Citybus and Plymouth Community Healthcare are taking part in events throughout the week to raise awareness of dementia and encourage individuals and organisations to become more dementia […]


Care staff help kids have an egg-cellent Easter

Care staff across Plymouth are helping kids on Derriford Hospital’s Children’s Ward have an egg-cellent Easter by donating chocolate Easter eggs. Care home managers and residents attended the 25th Dignity in Care Forum on 18 March which was held at Plymouth Science Park. At the event, over 74 Easter eggs were collected, which will be […]


New contracts awarded to improve home care in Plymouth

New contracts have been awarded to improve care for people in Plymouth 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. Under the new contracts, which incorporate home care, rapid response, dementia support and integration […]


Plymouth holds Dementia Summit for local businesses Friday 27 March

A Dementia Summit is being held to encourage local businesses to become more dementia friendly. The event is being held at Council House (next to Civic Centre), Armada Way, Plymouth on Friday 27 March from 9.30am to 12pm. There will be presentations from Ian Sheriff, Chair of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) and Councillor […]


Elder Tree and Birmingham Royal Ballet hold free event for older people

A free dance and music event is being held for older people in Plymouth on Friday 27 March at Plymouth Guildhall from 12.30pm. The event has been organised by The Elder Tree, who Plymouth City Council commissions to provide befriending activities to more than 1000 older people in the city. It is being run in […]


Event held to encourage adults with learning disabilities to vote

An event was held by Plymouth City Council to encourage local adults with learning disabilities to vote in the upcoming local and general elections. It was held at the Council House in Armada Way on Tuesday 24 March. Those who attended got the chance to view the Council Chamber, find out about the process of voting, and […]


Event to encourage adults with learning disabilities to vote

An event is being held by Plymouth City Council to encourage local adults with learning disabilities to vote in the upcoming local and general elections. It is being held at the Council House in Armada Way on Tuesday 24 March from 11am to 1.30pm and is open to all adults with learning disabilities in the […]


Our Plymouth gives tenants healthy cooking lessons

A group of tenants in a block of flats in Plymouth are getting healthy cooking lessons as part of the Our Plymouth volunteer project. A volunteer cook held a Grow, Share, Cook healthy cookery session for 12 families at Morley Court. Grow, Share, Cook forms part of the Our Plymouth volunteer scheme. Our Plymouth aims to […]


Council Cabinet approves £462million joint health and social care budget in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has now approved the joining up of health and social care services which includes the pooling of a budget worth £462m. The decision follows approval from the Governing Body of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) last week and means the final hurdle has now been […]


Plymouth prepares for new Care Act

Residents in Plymouth who need care and support will be affected by changes in Government legislation. The Care Act 2014, which comes into effect in April 2015, brings new duties for local authorities, along with new rights for both service users and carers. Under the Care Act, people will be entitled to an assessment for […]