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Flag raised at County Hall in honour of Emergency Services

A unique flag has today been raised at Somerset County Council’s Head Office ahead of Sunday’s 999 day. The day celebrates the work undertaken by Emergency Crews all over the country, whilst promoting the best use of the service and the opportunities for volunteers. It also provides a great fundraising opportunity for charitable organisations. The […]

Volunteers sought for Learning Disabilities peer support group in Taunton

Somerset residents with Learning Disabilities are being sought to help create a support group in Taunton that will help get their voices heard, Peer Support Groups have already been formed in Bridgwater, Yeovil and Frome and Somerset County Council wants to see one set-up in the County Town. These groups enable people with Learning Disabilities […]

Dementia Day Service review underway

Views are being sought as Somerset County Council, whilst working with Compass Disability, start a review of the way that day services for people with dementia are delivered The current contract for this support expires at the end of January 2019 and the review is seeking opinions from providers, service users, carers, professionals and partners […]

Proud to Care careers fair highlights job opportunities

Would-be care workers are being urged to find out more about potential new opportunities and careers  at the first Proud to Care recruitment event in Somerset. Somerset County Council has organised the Proud to Care jobs fair which will take place on Wednesday, 25 April, at the Wyvern Club, Mountfields Road, Taunton, TA1 3BJ from […]

Support Service Consultation launched for Sheltered Housing residents.

People across the Somerset are being invited to share their views on potential changes to the way support is provided to sheltered housing residents. Somerset County Council contributes funding to the sheltered housing providers to provide sheltered housing tenants with day-to-day support. Contracts come to an end in October and the authority is seeking views […]

Somerset Shared Lives Carer to be featured in the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine.

Alison Cooper has been a Shared Lives Carer for five years, and along with her family they have supported adults with mental health issues or disabilities in their own home. This weekend her story will featured in the Guardian. Alison currently cares for Jonathon, 41, who is autistic. The Shared Lives scheme allows Jonathon to […]

Somerset Shared Lives Carer addresses MPs about the benefits of scheme

A Somerset carer has been talking about the benefits of the County Council’s Shared Lives scheme in the corridors of Westminster. Alison Cooper has been a Shared Lives Carer for five years and was invited to speak at a national parliamentary event, addressing a cross section of MPs to share her experiences. The Shared Lives […]

Sherborne Road resurfacing underway

Highways staff are working through the night on the next phase of vital improvement work on the A30 Sherborne Road in Yeovil. A major drainage upgrade was carried out last July to tackle structural issues which were causing cracking and potholes on the key route. Work to resurface the road is now underway and being […]

Supportive Highway plans for FA Cup Match

Somerset County Council’s highways team is working with Yeovil Town FC and the Police to make tomorrow’s historical FA Cup clash with Manchester United a success on the roads as well as on the pitch. Major roadworks are taking place in the area and steps are being taken to reduce their impact on the match, […]

Somerset Mental Wellbeing service launched

A new service to support good mental health in Somerset is launched today (15 Jan). Somerset County Council is introducing the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service (SMWS)  in partnership with Compass Disability Services . It will help people maintain and improve their mental wellbeing by developing support networks, increasing independence and helping them make use of […]