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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

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Improved Care and Health Worker Parking Permit scheme launched

21 January 2020

Permit will help care and health workers ‘to do their jobs’ A new Care and Health Worker Parking Permit has been launched, and it allows professionals visiting people at home to park on single and double yellow lines in certain circumstances. Currently care and health workers who hold the existing permit can park in on-street, […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

Car Parking Exemptions

5 December 2019

All care and health staff can currently use a downloadable permit when they are supporting people in their own homes, allowing them to park without time limit or requirement to pay in: areas of limited waiting residents’ parking and pay & display (on-street areas only, not including car parks) There has recently been a consultation […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

Discounts for Carers

5 December 2019

All care workers, including unpaid voluntary carers, can access Discounts for carers. The discounts include everything from department stores to restaurants, holiday parks to broadband. Please promote this widely to ensure your staff can benefit from these discounts.

Content type: Policy and guidance

Parking permits

13 November 2019

Parking permits for social care staff A special permit allows social care staff, independent living advisors, care workers, personal assistants in social care, Devon Carers and health staff to park, while carrying out duties in the community, without time limit (or requirement to pay) in: areas of limited waiting residents’ parking Pay & Display. These exemptions […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users

24 October 2019

Ensure Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users Always ensure that when hoisting service users the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause excessive wear to the hoisting equipment, can cause the […]

Content type: Policy and guidance

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