The Prime Minister has today (11 June) named Lisa Wallis from North Devon as the latest winner of a prestigious Point of Light award. Lisa has been presented with her certificate and personal letter from Theresa May by North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones.
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.