Category Adult Social Care

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…

Business boost for adult care providers

Businesses in the adult care sector are being supported to recover from the effects of the Covid pandemic thanks to the Somerset County Council Economic Recovery Fund. Somerset County Council is funding the Care Sector Support Programme, which is supporting up to 50 local care sector businesses, providing them with help to identify issues around […]

The last ever Somerset County Council budget is a “Budget for the future” says Council Leader

Councillor David Fothergill, Leader of Somerset County Council, has praised the team responsible for producing “the most positive budget in my time as Leader”. Speaking at Full Council as the 2022/23 Council budget was approved today (23 February), Cllr Fothergill said: “While other councils are dipping into reserves to fund day to day spending – […]

County Council publishes proposed 2022/2023 budget

Balanced budget with major investment in Adult Social Care and Children’s Services. Boost for climate change action.  Somerset County Council has published its last draft proposed budget ahead of the creation of a new unitary Somerset Council in April 2023.   The council is proposing major increases in investment in care services, with an increase for […]

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… 

Your Somerset – Winter 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and campaigns and projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. The Winter 2021 issue is packed full of useful information […]

‘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…

Downing Street invitation for SCC

Somerset County Council joined others from health and social care across the country for a 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to thank all who worked so hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anna Littlewood, Deputy Director for Adult Social Care, took the chance to highlight and praise the extraordinary work carried […]