Big incentives boost for county's foster carers

A unique package has been launched of benefits and perks for foster carers in Bucks.All councils offer some benefits to foster carers. But in the face of ever-increasing costs for children’s soc

Facing a crisis before it actually happens...

A live training exercise has been staged to test how authorities respond to emergencies. The purpose of the day was to rehearse the arrangements of setting up and running an emergency rest centre.

3,500 with dementia, latest figures show

It is estimated that about 3,500 people over 65 are living with undiagnosed dementia in Bucks, latest figures show.Dementia Awareness Week is run annually by the Alzheimer’s Society with this ye

Health in a heartbeat

Women are being encouraged to look after their heart health as part of a new campaign being run by Buckinghamshire Council.Focusing on women, the public health initiative aims to draw attention to

Rough sleepers alert

As the weather is exceptionally cold, people are urged to take action if they see anyone sleeping out on the streets of Bucks.They are asked to contact StreetLink online or call 0300 500 0914. Buc

Snare the scammers

Trading Standards is cracking down on phone scammers this festive season.It is encouraging people with vulnerable family or friends to support them in applying for a free trueCall device, which pr

Banking on support

People are being asked to support their local community to ensure everyone has an enjoyable festive season.From donations to local food banks or community fridges to volunteering time to support a

Praise for prison

The governor and staff of an Aylesbury prison have won praise for 'remarkable' improvements that have been made at the site in the past year.Inspectors returning to HMPYOI Aylesbury (pictured) for

Safe bet Bucks

How can we make the county safer?That is the question the Safer Buckinghamshire Board is asking residents and other interested parties as it launches a consultation.The Safer Buckinghamshire B

Help and hope

Hundreds of walkers will unite to bring help and hope to people living with dementia.Participants will be stepping out to honour or remember a loved one with dementia in Milton Keynes this weekend