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Councils identify alternative accommodation to help the NHS

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 6:02pm

Councils are identifying accommodation that could, if required, be turned into temporary care facilities for people when they’re ready to leave hospital, to relieve pressure on the NHS.

The accommodation could also be used to temporarily house additional staff being recruited into healthcare, or staff being redeployed to frontline care roles.

Hospitals everywhere are under considerable pressure due to coronavirus (COVID-19), therefore it’s important that patients remain in them only for as long as they require specialist care.

When they’re well enough to no...

Enhance social enterprise network

New network will ‘Enhance’ the region’s social enterprises

Authored by marketing@devonrcc.org.uk
Posted: Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:50am

A new network has been launched in Devon and Somerset which will connect the region’s many and varied social enterprises, supporting them to grow and benefit their local economies - and create positive social change.

Enhance brings together new and existing members from across the two counties to form an umbrella network that will provide events, training and networking opportunities across the region. Members also receive a listing on the new website at: www.enhancesocialenterprise.org.uk, along with regular newsletters, opportunities for additional support programmes, peer-...

Social lunch club

Event Date: 
16/04/2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Buckerell Lodge Hotel

A social lunch at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on the third Tuesday of the month starting 16 April 2019 at 12.30pm. Come and meet others in your community. All ages welcome. The hotel is offering 2 meals for £10. Come along on your own or with a friend/family member/neighbour. Please telephone the hotel to confirm your place. 0330 390 0490

Building a better community

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:08am

Community Builders are operating in a neighbourhood near you…and this has nothing to do with bricks and mortar!

Instead, the initiative is all about building better communities and providing firm foundations to allow individuals and communities to improve their own health and wellbeing.

The Builders are working across Exeter, listening to residents and through these conversations, helping to uncover what people feel strongly about and what activities they can get involved in.

The initiative, which has already seen positive results, is the brainchild of Wellbeing...

S.P.A. Singles Social Group meetup

Event Date: 
04/06/2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ

S.P.A. is a social group for those who are single and 50ish+

Would you like to meet new friends and get more out of life?

We meet weekly but also get out and about iin Exeter and further afield.

Find out more: https://www.spasinglesocialgroup.co.uk/branches

Robb Johnson, Rubato in Concert

Event Date: 
13/05/2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
The Ice Factory. R/O 10 Somerset Place, Teignmouth, TQ14 8EN

One of the UK's top social song writers whose song cycle “Gentle Men” in collaboration with Roy Bailey was performed at the commemorative Passchendaele Peace Concert. In 2006 he was a special guest at the BBC's Folk Britannia Concert at the Barbican, and his “Gentle Men” song cycle recorded with Roy Bailey, Belgian singer Vera Coomans and Belgian Band Koen de Canter was described as “Thought Provoking and carrying great depth and weight (Living Tradition) and MOJO named the album Folk Album of the month, and the Daily Telegraph chose it as Folk Album of the year. In 2016...

Quarterly event sees large gathering of Exeter’s thriving independent businesses

Authored by AttentionMedia
Posted: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:17am

The third It Happened Here event ran on Thursday 29th September at Camper Coffee in the heart of McCoy's Arcade on Fore Street. Set up as a quarterly collective gathering, the evening was well attended by over 120 local and small business owners and aspiring individuals from Exeter and beyond. A range of businesses attended and the evening provided a great informal occasion for people to get to know each other.

Guests enjoyed a complimentary glass of "Glasgow Punch" courtesy of Camper Coffee, a delicious range of canapés from Cockleshell Deli and the evenings soundtrack of funk...

Exeter U3A Coffee Morning

Event Date: 
15/07/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
St Stephens Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LN

A social and information event for everyone – members, especially new ones, and non-members.

A chance for current members to meet up, for new members to find out more about all the different groups , and for non-members to find out about Exeter U3A and all the activities and events it has to offer them. Exeter U3A is a cooperative of retired and semi-retired people who join together to enjoy educational and leisure activities.

Exeter U3A Coffee Morning

Event Date: 
15/07/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
St Stephens Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LN

A social and information event for everyone – members, especially new ones, and non-members.

A chance for current members to meet up, for new members to find out more about all the different groups, and for non-members to find out about Exeter U3A and all the activities and events it has to offer them.

Exeter U3A is a cooperative of retired and semi-retired people who join together to enjoy educational and leisure activities.

Tickled pink: Exeter families to move into colourful new homes

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:22am

Six new brightly coloured council homes set to providing sustainable and low energy housing for some of Exeter’s most vulnerable families.

New eco-friendly homes at Reed Walk, Newport Road will house six local families who have been waiting for a suitable place to live on Exeter’s Housing Register. The new three-bedroom homes, including one fully wheelchair accessible property, were completed in September.

The houses are noticeable due to their bright colouring, which were carefully developed to reflect typical natural building materials of the Exeter area like Devon...

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