Tag Archives : adult social care


Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

Plymouth City Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. Council leaders joined UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time between home care visits in […]


Kathie Shopland of Plymbridge House wins Manager of the Year Winner

Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

More than 250 people came together on Saturday night for the third Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards. The annual event, organised by Plymouth City Council, is held to celebrate the role of care workers and showcase best practice across care in the city, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide domiciliary care […]


Specialist support for Plymouth’s vulnerable women

Some of the city’s most vulnerable women look set to get more support to help them lead happier lives, thanks to a special project being set up. Women whose children are repeatedly involved in care proceedings are to be offered tailored support to help them break this traumatic cycle, which is often caused by a […]


Grants to help make life that little bit easier

Imagine not being able to get in and out of the bath, and having to wash at the kitchen sink because you can’t get upstairs. That’s life for some of our residents – but we are trying to help them make it easier to carry out essential day to day living tasks that we all […]


Plymouth prepares for cold snap

Plymouth City Council is monitoring the weather situation closely over the next few days and teams are on standby to deal with any potential problems caused by the snow and ice predicted to affect the region. Here is how all of our different departments are preparing. ROADS The Council’s fleet of gritters are pre-treating the […]


Council leader joins calls for fairer funding

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer has joined calls from councils across the South West for a fairer funding deal from the Government as the city faces huge challenges in balancing its books. Leaders of Devon, Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Dorset and Cornwall Council are calling for central government to stop disadvantaging councils and […]


Council awards £150,000 grants to improve care homes in Plymouth

A number of care homes in Plymouth have been awarded a total of £150,000 by Plymouth City Council to improve their facilities. In total, 18 care homes out of 25 which applied for grants have received funding of up to £10,000 per home. While the Council funded £150,000 through grants, in total, with contributions from […]


Latest survey shows adults in care in Plymouth feel safe and secure

The latest survey on adults in care in Plymouth says the service they received makes them feel safe and secure. 93% of respondents to the annual survey, which Plymouth City Council participated in earlier this year and was published by NHS Digital last week, said the services they receive make them feel safe and secure. […]


Plymouth care event raises £877 for charity

A raffle held at Plymouth City Council’s Celebrating Excellence in Care event raised £877 for charity. Members of the Council’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Team, along with Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council, presented the cheque to the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund at Derriford Hospital. In […]


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 […]


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 […]


Funding for jobs and to make life better in Plymouth

Around 50 jobs look set to be created across a series of projects that will make life better for residents of all ages in Plymouth. The Council has awarded £420,000 through the next round of Social Enterprise Investment Fund to schemes that will make a massive difference to hundreds of people across some inspiring projects. […]


Council embarks on major transformation of key services

Plymouth is about to see the biggest and most radical changes to the way local public services are delivered in the city since the local government reorganisation 16 years ago. The Council’s Cabinet has given the go-ahead that will transform the way health, social care, adult learning and services for children and young people are […]


Survey launched on health and social care integration

A survey has been launched to ask people in Plymouth for their views on making health and social care services in the city more joined up. Work is underway in Plymouth, as in the rest of the country, to develop an integrated service across health and social care to enable us to deliver the right […]


Learning Disability Week 2014

Plymouth is celebrating Learning Disability Week this week with a range of events and encouraging people to come forward if they experience discrimination. Plymouth City Council is supporting Blue Light Day on Tuesday 17 June at Plympton Fire Station from 11am, along with Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and […]