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  • Carers Rights and Entitlements: What was new in 2017 and what’s changing in 2018?
    Published January 24, 2018
    This briefing developed by Carers UK, gives professionals an overview of different rights and entitlements across care, health, welfare rights and employment. It is designed to help professionals advising carers review and refresh knowledge of what has changed over the last year and what they need t...
  • NHS charge notices for prescriptions for claimants on Universal Credit
    Published January 12, 2018
    There has been an increasing number of reports that claimants receiving Universal Credit, and are entitled to free prescriptions through the NHS, have been receiving penalty notices stating that they have incorrectly claimed free prescriptions. Some of the penalty charges have been as much as £150....
  • The UK Civil Society Almanac 2017
    Published September 12, 2017
    NCVO have released the The UK Civil Society Almanac 2017 The UK Civil Society Almanac draws together trends, facts and information from NCVO’s own research programme, plus the latest available data from government surveys, academic research, and research by voluntary organisations. Now in it’...
  • Young Carers in Devon receive a double funding boost!
    Published August 17, 2017
    TTVS is delighted to announce it has been awarded two major grants worth over half a million pounds that will improve the lives of young carers aged 5-24 in Devon. TTVS is a Bideford based charity who have been providing a range of services to vulnerable people In Torridge for 29 years. Their Volunt...
  • Adult Safeguarding – Updated Information
    Published July 31, 2017
    At our recent Volunteers Managers Forum, Steve Dixon, from Devon Safeguarding Adults Board, delivered a workshop on Safeguarding Adult Awareness.  Covering changes from the Care Act 2014 including terms, definitions, types of abuse and reporting. There is a lot of information available to help grou...