Dartmouth Caring has launched the second edition of its Health and Social Care Directory.
The directory is designed to be a help to those who need to access local health or social care but don’t know where to turn.
It was first published two years ago and has been hailed as a big success by healthcare professionals and those who have found its simple layout helpful in times of crisis or stress.
The new edition has been comprehensively updated with more than 20 percent more entries and contact details, as well as more information on the work done by Dartmouth Caring and how it works with other agencies to help protect and support the elderly and the vulnerable.
The printing of the new directory has been made possible thanks to generous donations from a number of local businesses: Dart Marina Hotel and Spa; the George Inn, Blackawton; Dartmouth Medical Practice; The Venus Company; The Castle Tea Rooms and the Stoke Lodge Hotel.
The new edition has been sent out to the medical practice, health centre and hospital in Dartmouth as well as community sites such as the Tourist Information Centre, hotels and shops.
The charity is also appealing to the community to let them know if there are any other important numbers they believe should be included. These changes will be regularly updated and included in the downloadable version of the directory, which can be obtained from the Dartmouth Caring website: www.dartmouthcaring.co.uk.
Dartmouth Caring chairman Dee Nutt has paid tribute to the staff team, led by the charity’s Manager and Coordinator Alison Stocks, for their hard work in updating the directory.
“I’m delighted that we are launching this new edition of the Health and Social Care Directory,” she said. “It is a unique publication and has proved vital to many people in difficult situations. We are pleased it has proven so popular with so many people. We wanted to make sure it was updated and is as comprehensive as possible, and Alison and her team have made a massive effort to get it ready for publication this week. The sponsors who have made its printing possible also deserve massive thanks for helping their community so wonderfully.”