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Guardian Homecare Manager, Catherine Porter.

Guardian Homecare helps those unemployed and laid-off due to COVID-19 back to work

AN EXETER care agency is offering to take-on those unemployed and looking for work due to business closures following the Coronavirus crisis and to re-train them as qualified home carers (April 2020).

Guardian Homecare needs hundreds of new staff to help boost its teams, so it can shield the vulnerable and elderly it looks after and keep them safely at home.

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Workplace fatalities increase - how safe is your business?

Authored by Browne Jacobson
Posted: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 9:51am

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released their key accident figures for 2018/19. They provide stark reading;

147 workers killed at work (an increase of 6 since 2017/18)

69,208 injuries to employees reported through businesses under the HSE reporting scheme RIDDOR

28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

£15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)

National accreditation for Exeter College counselling qualification

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:39am

Exeter College’s Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice has been accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS), providing professional backing to the Level 4 qualification being offered by the College for adult learners.  

The accreditation means that the NCS, one of the country’s leading professional bodies in this area, has signed off on the teaching and learning on the qualification and believe that the course develops students who are safe, competent and ethical to practice counselling professionally.  

Family barrister, Elizabeth McCallum from Children in the Middle

Put children first on Mother’s Day

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:44am

MOTHERING Sunday (March 22, 2020) can be difficult for parents who don’t live with or can’t be with their children and also for youngsters who are unable to be with their parents.

For mothers, or any parent, not seeing or having contact with their offspring on any special occasion may be heart-breaking but it can have a lasting detrimental impact on children.

Mark Simic, partner at Exeter-based Simpkins Edwards LLP,

The Budget 2020: A shot in the arm for the economy

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:23am

Commenting on the 2020 Budget Mark Simic, partner at Exeter-based Simpkins Edwards LLP, said: “In what was billed as a budget to vaccinate the economy, the Chancellor announced a series of measures to cope with the predicted fallout from COVID-19, which Chancellor Rishi Sunak described as a serious but temporary disruption.

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Students invited to fit care work around their studies

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:26am

A SOUTH Devon care provider is calling for job seeking students in the Exeter area to get in touch as it has vacancies to fill this month (March 2020).

Guardian Homecare is looking for carers to join its teams that provide services in south Devon and says it can offer evening and weekend work to students looking to earn extra cash to fit around their studies.

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Electrical wholesaler is finalist in national awards

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:09am

South West electrical wholesaler Devondale Electrical has been shortlisted in the 2020 Electrical Wholesaler of the Year Awards in not just one but two categories - Best Wholesaler 6-25 Branches and Best Individual Branch for the company’s Bideford Branch.

Devondale has been in business for almost 40 years and has grown to have nine branches across the region, supplying a huge range of electrical products to contractors large and small with a personal service backed by experience and expertise.  

Explore care roles at Proud to Care South West in Exeter on March 7

Explore care roles at Proud to Care South West in Exeter on March 7

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2020 - 2:39pm

AN AWARENESS day run by Proud to Care South West is taking place in Exeter this weekend (March 7, 2020) to enable people to find out about care roles in the area.

The Proud to Care fair, hosted in partnership with Local Authorities and Health Education England, is at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter on Saturday, March 7 from 10am until 3pm.

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The Family Law Company welcomes new Marketing Manager

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:49am

The Family Law Company, the largest family law specialist in the South West, has announced Kerry England has joined the team as Marketing Manager. Kerry comes to the company with extensive experience of the legal sector in the region.

She has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful digital marketing campaigns, along with content creation and social media management, and was part of an award-winning marketing team at a south west regional law firm prior to joining The Family Law Company.

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How to improve your investing behaviour - how to make the right decisions

Authored by katty
Posted: Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:03am

Financial investments are all about risk. Not just the return on your investment, but the decisions you make and how you approach investing also has a big impact on how successful your investments will be.

Successful debt and equity investment companies like IW Capital know how to make weigh up the risks involved and make the best decisions for themselves, and their clients. Here are some of the lessons we can all learn by looking at how they approach investment opportunities:

The Apprenticeship Expo that was held at Exeter College

Exeter picks up City of Apprenticeships title

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:57am

The City of Exeter has received national recognition for its exceptional recruitment of Apprentices.  In a period where Apprenticeships starts have fallen, Exeter has bucked the national trend to sit at the top of the league table of the nation’s cities.