Author: Bob Jope

Bob Jope(Author)

Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!

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Healthwatch Schools’ Survey

HEALTHWATCH SCHOOLS’ SURVEY As I’ve mentioned before, Healthwatch Torbay, our local independent charity ensuring that the public have their say on local health and social care services, has been co…

SCAMS AWARENESS

SCAMS AWARENESS Do you know your vishing, from your phishing and smishing? Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has reported a 7 per cent…

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Bringing ‘Fair’ to Brixham

BRINGING ‘FAIR’ TO BRIXHAM A COMMUNITY LAUNCH EVENT The FAIR project is a new service for people over 50 in Torbay, offering advice and information on benefits, managing money, getting the best util…

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Healthwatch young peoples events

  HEALTHWATCH YOUNG PEOPLE’S EVENTS  How to get involved in Healthwatch Torbay’s latest project! Healthwatch Torbay are to run  a series of events across the Bay to try and gain a wide range o…

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Heatlhwatch Torbay: Digital Training

Lots of people are unaware of or unable to access health and social care resources on the internet, things like booking a doctor’s appointment, to ordering a prescription, or to self-referring - for e…

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Volunteers week: 1st-7th June

VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. During the week, June 1-7, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the …

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Healthwatch Torbay needs you!

Do you have IT skills that you could use to help others? And a do you have a bit of spare time? If you do, Healthwatch Torbay’s exciting new Digital Inclusion Project needs you! Although we’re l…

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A voice for carers in Torbay

‘What people forget is just how lonely life can be for a carer.’ Those words, spoken by a carer I spoke to recently, are echoed in Healthwatch Torbay’s recent Carers Report. Caring for a loved o…