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New service announced for wheelchair and community equipment users

Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset are launching a new Community Equipment and Wheelchair Service to help people live more independently.

Man taking part in dementia technology demonstration holding a paintbrush over digital artwork

Ambitious plans to transform dementia services in Somerset

Health and social care organisations in Somerset have unveiled ambitious plans to invest in services and transform care for the county’s 9,400 people living with dementia. Somerset County Council is working with the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and community and charitable sectors to redesign nursing and residential homes, and invest in new technologies and […]

Young and old to live together, as new Homeshare scheme launched in Somerset 

A Home share scheme matching homeowners in need of support with people looking for affordable accommodation has been launched in Somerset…

Urgent appeal for the return of community healthcare equipment

Millbrook Healthcare is making an urgent appeal to its service users on behalf of Somerset County Council and Somerset NHS: if you have any of our community healthcare equipment you no longer need, please can you contact them, to arrange for it to be collected. Collections are free and contactless and where possible, Millbrook will […]

Pay boost announced for carers in Somerset 

Somerset County Council and the NHS have announced a potential £4.8m investment to increase pay… 

‘This is Me’ – 4 new films celebrate the lives of adults with learning disabilities

A Frome based charity has released four new films exploring the personal stories of people with learning disabilities…

My trip to 10 Downing Street

On Tuesday 23rd November, I had an unexpected invite from the Prime Minister to No.10 Downing Street…

Calling job seekers! Somerset Social Care Jobs Fair 30th Nov

Somerset County Council has launched a new jobs fair to help job seekers find their perfect role in social care…

Fade or Last – story of a carer

Original illustration by Debbie de Mornay Penny –

Urgent appeal for ‘brilliant people’ to fill social care vacancies

Somerset County Council has launched an urgent care appeal