Author Archives: SCC Communications

Council backs Mendip House recommendations

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care team played a key role in responding to allegations of the mistreatment of care home residents, according to a report published today. Mendip House, a care home for people with autism and complex needs near Highbridge, closed in November 2016 following investigations into allegations of mistreatment and abuse of […]

Yeovil Town FC supports Fostering in Somerset

Yeovil Town Football club and Fostering in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 23 December, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the dragon and The Glovers’ mascot Jolly Green Giant, greeted enthusiastic young fans in the crowd with festive sweets and gave the Glovers a big welcome as they ran out to play […]

Caring at Christmas – Festive Fostering

Somerset Foster Carers have joined together, to create a blog on how to give a foster child a happier Christmas. Christmas can be a difficult time for foster children and challenging for those who look after them. Experienced carers have shared some great ideas and photos in the blog, on the fostering and adoption website […]

Connect at Christmas

A list of Somerset events and activities to tackle loneliness over the festive season is now online. Backed by Somerset County Council, it has been pulled together by the Community Council for Somerset, and highlights activities that anyone can join in over Christmas and New Year. From carol services to coffee mornings, lunch clubs to […]

Keep Warm and Keep Well this winter

Somerset’s public health advisors and family doctors are reminding elderly people and those people with long-term conditions, to keep warm if they want to keep well this winter. The seasonal cold and damp weather at this time of year can take its toll on the health of most vulnerable members of the community, like people […]

Somerset ‘social prescribing’ gets financial boost

Health services in Somerset are set to forge stronger links with the voluntary and community sector after a £60K financial boost helps ‘Social Prescribing’ take a leap forward. ‘Social Prescribing’, as described by the NHS, links people with health problems into practical and emotional support in communities and the voluntary sector. Participants meet with a professional […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2017

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of ‘Your Somerset’ for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is distributed to over 234,000 households across Somerset, four times a year and contains news, events and developments of community projects that […]

Go Crackers at Dillington House

Dillington House and garden will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland complete with ice-skating rink next weekend. The venue, which is one of the County Council’s traded services, is staging a ‘Go Crackers’ festive event from Friday 1, December until Sunday 3 December. As well as the skating rink it will boast a snow […]

Business conference showcases Taunton Glass Box

Hundreds of business leaders from across the region have been given a taste of the digital skills being nurtured in Taunton’s Glass Box. Staff from Somerset County Council’s Library service showcased the Glass Box’s work to 300 delegates from across the South West attending the annual conference of the Heart of the South West Local […]

Serious Case Review published

Somerset County Council is highlighting improvements to the way Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is tackled following the publication of a report today. The Serious Case Review report has been published by the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB). It follows an investigation into offences that took place between 2010 and 2014, resulting in the conviction of […]