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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Policy and guidance

You can find policies and procedures, and further links to the guidance and legal requirements which govern how we work on our care and health policies page.

Adult Social Care Annual Report for 2019

24 April 2020

Our Adult Social Care Annual Report for 2019 is now available, along with the following summary version. Writing an annual report on adult social care in Devon gives us the opportunity to reflect on our achievements and to look at how well we are meeting the needs of our population. We have aimed to do […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Using Community Equipment Safely

24 October 2019

Provider staff must immediately notify a Health or Social Care professional, where they may be needing to use items of equipment with a client, in a manner for which it was not designed. Do not put excessive force on items of community equipment, or use it in any way which would put the client’s or […]

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