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Childline reports increased contacts about body image, gender and sexuality during lockdown

Since lockdown measures were first introduced, Childline has delivered nearly 43,000 counselling sessions about mental and emotional health, with children reaching out for help with issues including loneliness and low self-esteem. The NSPCC, which runs Childline, can also reveal that the number of contacts about body image, gender and sexuality […]

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November Lockdown – what will the restrictions be?

Providing this is passed by parliament (which it will be), the following restrictions will be put in place:   Businesses   To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include: all non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle […]

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Ambulance & Fire Covid-19 to begin winter partnership

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is pleased to begin a new partnership with fire services in the region to boost its Covid-19 emergency response this winter. The mutual aid project, which first ran from April to August, will see fire personnel from Cornwall, Devon & Somerset, Avon […]

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Bude’s ‘Stick it to a Mann’ campaign

Bude and Bude is pleased to share this, as requested: Like many others locally, the Refill Shop Bude and Kim Gouldson of All the Ps have been working incredibly hard making up food parcels for local families to make sure they have enough over half-term. Communities all over the country […]

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Bude ‘superstars’ respond to Rashford’s call to action

Marcus Rashford has earned great public respect (even if politicians have been less forthcoming) on his work to defeat child food poverty. Awesome that he is using his position for this cause. A motion to provide 1.4 million disadvantaged children in England with £15 a week in food vouchers during […]

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Lancashire joins Liverpool in level 3 restrictions

What does this have to do with Bude, you may ask? Well, Bude is still welcoming visitors to the area from other parts of the country. However, if your visitors live in a level 3 (tier) lockdown area then they really should not be coming here because: people must not […]

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Confusion over alert tier system

The psychology of government announcements tells us there are no low risk areas, but as alert levels keep changing (York, London, Essex and parts of Derbyshire have gone up a tier today) it is hard for the average mortal to keep on top of what is happening and what is […]

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Marcus Rashford launches petition to end child poverty

England International Footballer, Marcus Rashford MBE, has today launched a petition (here is the link) on the Parliamentary Petition website asking for Government to support vulnerable children by implementing 3 vital recommendations from the Government commissioned National Food Strategy: These are:   Expansion of free school meals to every child […]

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Ant and Dec host new version of NSPCC assembly

With calls to the NSPCC about sexual abuse increasing since schools started back, the children’s charity has teamed up with Ant & Dec to make sure children know what to do and who to speak to if something is worrying or upsetting them. The celebrity duo is hosting a new […]

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Online dating – when romance turns sour

From Devon & Cornwall Police; Romance fraud has risen 26% nationally in a year Romance fraud, or dating fraud, occurs when you think you’ve met the perfect person online, but they are using a fake profile to form a relationship with you. They gain your trust over a number of […]

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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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