If you read this column regularly, you’ll know that I take a special interest in mental health issues. I work with local charities and support groups here in North Devon, and nationally I’m campaigning specifically on the issue of young people and the mental health challenges they face.
John Barrass from Bickington has been campaigning for eight years for an overhaul of the regulation, inspection and complaints system covering private nursing homes. It follows the death of his mother in a care home in North Devon, which Mr Barrass believes could have been prevented.
This Friday marks an important day for one of North Devon’s most innovative charities, with an event to highlight its vital work and to seek support from the business community to ensure its continued success.
During the Easter parliamentary recess I've had the opportunity to carry out extra meetings in North Devon. Last week my focus was on our brilliant small businesses, and I was able to visit three very different organisations.
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