Specialist Gender Identity Clinic sets up Family Support Group

Posted on 25th February, 2016

A Family Support Group has been set up for family, friends or carers, of people who are clients at the West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic. The clinic is located at The Laurels in Exeter. The group is not open to partners or those romantically involved with people using the...

Devon Success Regime Case for Change published

Posted on 11th February, 2016

Today sees the publication of a Case for Change document that sets out the key issues and challenges facing the NHS in Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon.   The document has been published as the first stage in the Success Regime programme, which began gathering evidence in the Autumn.  The...

Occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia

Posted on 11th February, 2016

We are currently recruiting people with mild to moderate dementia and a supporter (family member or friend), to take part in a research study to find out how occupational therapy could be of benefit. The research study is part of VALID - Valuing Active Life in Dementia - and is a...

Agencies raise awareness of the Mental Capacity Act

Posted on 9th February, 2016

Care agencies are raising awareness of the Mental Capacity Act, following concerns highlighted by a House of Lords' select committee that too few people are aware of it or understand it. The concern, held too by professionals in Devon, is that the Act, which provides protection to people who are unable...