Not everyone recognises they are in an abusive relationship and may worry about being at home or wonder what they might get wrong this time. Victims begin to doubt themselves and believe the abuse is their fault – or change their behaviour because they are worried how someone at home or a family member might […]

A selection of useful videos about living with domestic abuse and accessing help that is available.

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Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events…

Important works to resurface a main road into Yeovil are being planned to take place later this month. The A30 Sherborne Road between the Lyde Road junction and the Dorset boundary was last resurfaced back in February 2018 but is showing early signs of deterioration. Testing has shown the surface to be defective and it […]

Surveys of residents and businesses across the county will take place from this week as Somerset County Council gathers views towards disbanding all five councils and setting up a new single Unitary Authority. It follows a decision in February that Somerset County Council will look to reduce duplication and waste across the five councils and […]

Don’t suffer in silence – help is at hand Somerset Newsroom – Family Matters – Apple FM – West Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau – Minehead Town Council   Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse Somerset Newsroom – Tone News – ITV Westcountry – The Breeze – Apple FM – Frome […]

It’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Somerset County Council and partners are celebrating all the amazing work volunteers do, not just during the last few COVID-19 months, but all year round. Many people stepped forward to support local community groups and organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak – a heart-warming response – and the Council […]

Help is still available for victims of domestic abuse – we need your help to spread the message. Restrictions imposed because of the pandemic may heighten domestic tensions and increase domestic abuse – for some people home is not always the safe place it should be. Calls to our domestic abuse helpline and visits to […]

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Staff from libraries across Somerset have been busy creating dozens of great videos for children of all ages to enjoy each week online. These include regular story times, health and wellbeing videos, top tips on cooking and gardening and of course some useful book reviews. There have already been thousands of views for the different […]