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!

Healthwatch Torbay
Charity News

Healthwatch at Babbacombe fayre

HEALTHWATCH AT BABBACOMBE FAYRE Next Wednesday – June 20th – sees the annual Babbacombe Fayre, run on the Downs by the local Rotary Club. ‘There’s a wide variety of stalls from local charities a…

Community News

Healthwatch Torbay and NHS Automation

HEALTHWATCH TORBAY AND NHS AUTOMATION The NHS could free up £12.5bn worth of frontline time through investing in a far-reaching programme of automation, according to a new report, and a further £6bn …

Community News

Healthwatch visit to Torquay Academy

HEALTHWATCH VISIT TO TORQUAY ACADEMY As I’ve recently reported, Healthwatch Torbay, our local independent charity ensuring that people have their say on local health and social care services, has bee…

Community News

Heath news and more from Bob Jope

Devonians win Birthday Honours First, some good news on the health front. The difference two people in South Devon are making to people with dementia and mental health issues has been recognised in …

Charity News

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 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…