Take a look into the work of Bideford Town Councillor Kaye Corfe and the hard work that she does to try and combat homelessness in our Bideford Town.
The first episode entitled 'No Place to Call Home' follows Kaye, a rough sleeper outreach worker, as well as 24-year-old Harry, who lives with eight people in supported accomodation.
The episode opens with Kaye speaking to an alcoholic woman with mental health problems who has been found sleeping in a graveyard.
Kaye tells the programme that North Devon has one of the highest rates of youth homelessness in the UK.
She says that in her seven years in the job she has seen 14 people die, the youngest being just 23, and that many of the facilities needed to support homeless people "just don't exist" in North Devon.
There is a sense recently that TCG is becoming fragnented and lacks cohesion. I want to suggest ways we might resolve this. Whilst Frome was living example of what can be done, it has the advantage (as do Totnes, Stroud, Bexhill (apparently!) – and many others) of being fairly confined geographically. Torridge is dispersed over … Read more
I have had some contact with the residents of the Moreton Court area in Bideford west, this is the new development area opposite Londonderry Farm along Abbotsham Road. There appears to be ongoing concerns that the play area and the open green space isn’t to the quality that it should be, there has been a … Read more
I realise that a general election will probably be announced shortly, but the Conservative party’s recent, crude propaganda is really galling. It is treating the electorate of Torridge and North Devon as if we are all simple minded, and suffering from collective amnesia. Geoffrey Cox MP is quoted as saying: “Peter Heaton-Jones has been working … Read more
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