Tag Archives : social care


Senior Council officer awarded MBE for services to children and young people

Carole Burgoyne, Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Director for People, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Carole has been awarded the honour for Services to Children and Young People after serving nearly 40 years of service in local government, in roles covering many […]


Response to social care funding announcement in Spring Budget

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement that an extra £2 billion is to be allocated to supporting social care nationally, Council leader Ian Bowyer said: “While we await the detail of how this extra funding for social care will be allocated, we welcome the Government’s recognition of the scale of the problem councils such as Plymouth are […]


Looking for work in care? Recruitment fair on Saturday 4 February

Do you work in care and are looking for a new challenge, or are you interested in getting into care work? Plymouth City Council, in partnership with domiciliary care, supported living and care home providers within the City, are holding a recruitment fair at Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday 4th February 2017 from 10am to 4pm, […]


Plymouth residents continue to pay the lowest average council tax in region

Plymouth residents will continue to pay the lowest average Council Tax in the South West peninsula after the City Council agreed not to increase the tax for council services. The full council agreed a zero increase for council services but did agree the two per cent Council Tax precept the Government has introduced specifically to […]


Places left on 7 March Plymouth Health and Social Care conference – Book now!

There are still some places left on the upcoming Integration: Making it Real Conference, which is being held at the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA, on Monday 7 March 2016. Health and social care professionals or anyone with an interest in this area are encouraged to book on this one day conference, featuring renowned […]


Council has to save £23m to set budget for next year

The biggest Government funding cuts to local services in a generation mean Plymouth City Council has to save over £23 million to set a budget for next year. The Council’s Cabinet has considered a draft budget which requires a £23 million gap between projected costs and resources to be closed in order to set a […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Free cream tea for carers

Plymouth Central Library is celebrating Carers Week with a special event on Tuesday 10 June, which will include advice and information for carers, a free cream tea and pampering sessions. Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign that aims to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. Every day, 6,000 […]