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.

Encouraged  hundreds more houses.

By Jeremy Bell | September 28, 2019

‘And that will be N. Devon gone It will linger on in heritage centres But all that will be left Will be concrete and tyres’ (After Philip Larkin) I was astounded to read in the Gazette (27/02) the comments made by N.D.C. leader Des Brailey and Cllr P Watson, the Torridge District Council lead member … Read more

Loneliness and social media

By Jeremy Bell | September 28, 2019

In rural areas of the developing world, despite appalling poverty, the one thing you seldom encounter is loneliness and mental isolation-the very things that effect so many people, particularly the young, in the UK today – despite living in one of the richest nations in the world. I would argue, that until the advent of … Read more

Brexiteers say ‘The people have decided’

By Jeremy Bell | September 28, 2019

Dear Sir. Brexiteers say ‘The people have decided – it would be a betrayal of democracy to allow the electorate another vote on whether to leave the EU or not’ In 1975 the british people, in the first referendum voted to join the European Economic Community. Since that time various treaties have been agreed between the UK … Read more

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