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Children in England who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher to cover the summer holiday period, after a campaign by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. You can find out if your child is eligible for free school meals by checking the criteria on the gov.uk website If […]
A Welfare Support Fund has been launched by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, in association with Devon County Council, to support residents whose financial situation has been seriously affected by the current pandemic. The COVID-19 Welfare Support Fund can provide small emergency payments to help with basic essentials including: household essentials such as […]
Gov.UK has instructions for really easy to make cloth face coverings – there’s a no-sew option using an old t-shirt, you just need to cut out the relevant shape from the t-shirt. There’s also a really easy sewn version using fabric. Please be aware that these face masks are not guaranteed to protect the wearer, […]
Government FAQs on new Covid-19 measures – What do they mean? West Devon and South Hams councils have issued a Government FAQ document to outline what the new measures mean in practice. For more comprehensive information, please refer to the full Government Guidance Document – Staying Safe Outside Your Home.
Please refer to the attached document for a range of information on coping with hearing loss and tinnitus, and how to help those who are suffering from these conditions.
BOOTS pharmacies offering safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse From today, Boots chemists are offering safe spaces within their pharmacies for victims of domestic abuse. Anyone needing help can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room, where they will be able to contact local services for help and advice. It’s been launched by […]
From Monday 23rd March all services usually provided from the branch surgery in North Tawton will be transferred to the main surgery site in Bow. Please see the attached document for full information.
Government assistance for businesses – West Devon Borough Council are writing to all business rate paying businesses in the Borough to advise on the help that is available. The letters are being sent out on 8.3.20, and will take a few days to arrive. If you think your business is eligible but you do not […]
Coronavirus Emergency – Be A Good Neighbour Dear Residents It will come as no surprise to you to learn that there have been many suggestions and offers from those of you who want to help your neighbours and fellow residents in the current emergency situation. This is a testament to the strong community spirit here […]