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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 – http://www.debbiedemornaypenny.com

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

Somerset County Council has launched an urgent care appeal

Photo of Ed Balls and Chris Squire

Somerset wins prestigious local government award

Somerset County Council has won a prestigious national award…

Three is a magic number – Somerset shortlisted for three local government awards

Somerset County Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards in recognition of its work during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a record number of submissions this year, leading local government publication the MJ has shortlisted Somerset County Council for three separate MJ Achievement Awards. The three categories include; ‘Best Workforce Transformation’ for its redeployment […]

Thank You painted on road

Thanks for taking part in Frontline Workers Day!

Frontline Workers Day took place on Monday 5th July…

Somerset leading nationwide changes to make healthcare more accessible

Somerset is the first county to launch a number of national initiatives designed to help make health services more accessible for people with learning disabilities and/or autism…

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“We need to talk” – Council staff open up during Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff and leaders at Somerset County Council have spoken out about their own wide-ranging experiences during the pandemic this week in order to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health…

Somerset’s health and social care partnership blazing a trail nationally

Pioneering work in Somerset to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and help people get better at home has proven so successful it is being used to help shape national policy, Councillors heard this week…