Barnstaple Branch News

Recent  Activities and Reports

Barnstaple Branch AGM, 30th May 2017

The meeting will be held at the Plough Inn Bickington, Barnstaple, EX31 2JG and there will be two speakers:
Sara Burgess, Devon County Council – ‘The Edge of Care’
Dawn Eckhart, Devon Communities Together – ‘Transforming Ageing’


Ageing Well Event 2016 – Grosvenor Church collaboration between Drink-Wise, Age-well and Devon Senior Voice.

‘Living Well’ event, Friday 11 April 2014  – information fair featuring stalls and experts on how to get the most out of life.

North Devon’s very successful Dementia Friendly Day in May 2013 Barnstaple DFD press report

North Devon members Get-Together at the Plough Inn, Bickington on the 14th February was extremely successful.   Barnstaple Get Together 14 Feb 2013 report

The Barnstaple Senior Voice attends the North Devon District Hospital Board meetings and is accorded “in attendance” status in the Minutes.  Questions asked cover corporate, clinical and financial issues and we receive full co-operation and written replies which are presented to Senior Council Barnstaple committee.  A similar format applies to NHS Devon and NHS South West.  Both co-operate fully.

The Barnstaple Senior Voice attends Braunton Access Group.  This group is a watchdog for disability restricted, sensory impaired and check the infrastructure for hindrance to access and danger spots.  Attendance consists of planning officers, police, Devon County Council, District and Parish councillors and the affected members of the public.

We also attend and support “Living Options North Devon Forum” and are pleased to note the mentoring success under the “Time for Life” project , “See and Hear” are also very supportive.  Speakers deal with health and care issues.

Another group whose meetings we attend are “Friends of the Library” a Devon County Council Community project for the elderly and incapacitated.  Age Concern Barnstaple District service this meeting.The Barnstaple Senior Voice also attends the Tarka Rail line support group and is the watchdog for the elderly regarding ramps etc. also covering ease of access on public transport generally.

Regular visits to care homes and domiciliary are carried out in partnership with the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship and the local Probus which our Vice-Chairman also represents as Chairman and Welfare Officer respectively.



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