Author Archives: Julia Richards

‘Lean on Me’ sing Somerset foster carers

Today (18 March) Somerset foster carers and Somerset County Council staff took part in a ‘flash mob’ in the heart of Taunton to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the county. Joined by Taunton community choir ‘Company of Voices’, the group sang Bill Withers’ classic song ‘Lean on Me’ to highlight […]

Join the river adventure – multi-media production opens at Bridgwater Library

Local stories of the River Parrett are being brought to life in a three week long spectacular multi-media experience at Bridgwater Library – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’. The light, sound, video and live performance production transforms the library and immerses visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures and the glorious landscapes of […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Bridgwater

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Bridgwater next week. The drop-in will take place at the Admirals Landing pub in Bridgwater (TA6 3EX) on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon – starting on Wednesday 15 March. At the drop-in people can find information and advice […]

Adult social care services get innovative

An innovative approach to adult social care in West Somerset is benefitting local people and communities. The pilot project has been running in the West Somerset area for the last nine months. The team have been working hard to change the way they work to help people keep or regain their independence and connect more […]

Expanded Minehead Enterprise Centre opens for business

New, modern, purpose built offices are now open for business at the Minehead Enterprise Centre. Following high demand for office space in the area, the Enterprise Centre has been converted in to two floors to double the amount of workspace to 95 square metres. The ground floor of the Enterprise Centre is now occupied by […]

Somerset Libraries support ‘Be Online’ campaign

Somerset Libraries are supporting a national ‘Be Online’ campaign to get more people using the internet. The national awareness campaign is taking place between 27 February to 12 March and focusses on helping people develop the skills to apply for work, gain new skills and grow their business online. An estimated 5.9 million people in […]

New Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre given the go ahead

Plans for an exciting, new Enterprise Centre in Wiveliscombe were given the go ahead this month. The new, purpose built facility, located on the old Karro Food Group site on Sandy Moor in Wiveliscombe, will provide modern, accessible space for small and growing businesses. Once built, the centre will provide 260 square metres of flexible […]

Thank Somerset’s Volunteers

Thank Somerset’s unsung heroes by nominating individuals and groups who volunteer in their local communities for a Somerset Star Volunteer Award. Nominations are open from Monday 27 February until Friday 21 April 2017 and anyone can put forward individuals and volunteer groups who go that extra mile in their communities and have such a positive […]

Award winning Adult Social Care staff

Adult Social Care staff have been recognised for the outstanding support they provide to adults across the county. Vicky Bennett and Jackie Berry were both presented with the Adult Social Care Worker of the Year Award earlier this month at the Somerset County Council Staff Awards. Vicky and Jackie each received nominations from adults that […]

Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling […]