Posts for Society

Cornish Pirates back NSPCC ‘safeguarding in sport’ campaign

The Cornish Pirates have backed an NSPCC campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding standards in UK sports clubs and improve safety measures. New research found less than four in ten parents actively sought to understand the safeguarding procedures of their local sports/ leisure clubs before signing their child up to take […]

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The Wednesday Wave – combatting loneliness

From the Vamos Theatre Co: The Wednesday Wave is a national and international campaign to combat loneliness amongst care home residents and anyone who feels isolated during the current pandemic launched by the Vamos Theatre Company. The initiative, which will run every Wednesday from 14th October until 16th December 2020, […]

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Why many family and friends in the SW are exhausted

Family and friends of people living with dementia across the South West have put in 9.4 million extra caring hours since lockdown began, an Alzheimer’s Society investigation reveals. The shocking figure has been blamed on the double whammy of lockdown making dementia symptoms worse, and the chronically underfunded social care […]

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Cornwall Women’s Centre – you are not alone

The Women’s Centre Cornwall is still here for you … We would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to continue to support women and girls during these unprecedented and unpredictable times. We know that things can feel very uncertain at the moment and that plans […]

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Police help disrupt the work of organised drugs gangs in SW

From Devon & Cornwall Police: The latest national intensification week focusing on county lines has been a success for Devon & Cornwall Police. Intensification weeks are run nationally by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and co-ordinated by the National County Lines Coordination Centre […]

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Nominate your neighbour for an award

From Co-op and Neighbourhood Watch: Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op […]

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New food report continues to show a broken food system

The Food Foundation today released their flagship annual Broken Plate report, which uses ten metrics to provide a holistic picture of the food system, encompassing the food environment, drivers of food choice and the impact the current system has on our health and the environment. As food is such a […]

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A safe, socially-distanced Halloween idea

Thanks to Sarah Westbury for sending in this great idea she saw on social media for Halloween:   If anyone has any other ideas, please send them in, or comment below.

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Package to help with self-isolation

Covid-19 numbers are rising everywhere, including the SW, yet it can be difficult for people in low paid work to self-isolate. This is the latest government update. People will be required by law to self-isolate if requested from 28 September, supported by payment of £500 for those on lower incomes […]

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Littering on motorways/roads – just don’t

I’ve never yet worked out why people think it is acceptable to empty litter from their cars onto roads, be they countryside, motorways, or car parks. Bag it and bin it can’t be too difficult an ask, and yet … it goes on. It seems to be linked to a […]

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Care homes – plans to help them cope this winter

The Government through its press releases has been lauded its successes in social care settings, but so far the shortage of PPE in many care homes, and the high numbers of Covid-related deaths tell a different story. On the upside, they seem to be prepared to try harder this winter […]

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Online workshops for suicide prevention

By Cornwall Council: In a time when events are being cancelled, the Towards Zero Suicides collaborative, supported by Cornwall Council,are stepping up activity to mark World Suicide prevention day (Thursday, 10 September) and help reduce the suicide rate in Cornwall.  Across the country many areas have cancelled their plans for a Towards Zero event this year. […]

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Police force in SW record rise in online child sex offences

Police forces in the South West logged 487 online child sex offences during 2019/20, a 45% rise from the previous year’s figure of 334. In Devon & Cornwall, the rise is 100%. Parents are encouraged to be aware of what their children are doing on online, and this awareness is […]

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#WhatAboutWeddings? asks Bude’s Claire

I have to admit that I have not thought much about weddings during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Claire Potts of Claire’s Sweet Temptations near Bude has thought hard about it and is helping to raise awareness of the problems caused to the industry not only by coronavirus but by confused […]

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More protection needed for adolescents says NSPCC SW

By: Sharon Copsey, Regional Head of Service for the NSPCC in the South West   The NSPCC’s ‘How safe are our children? 2020’ report has revealed the scale of abuse against adolescents for the very first time. The report showed, compared to younger children, adolescents are twice as likely to […]

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