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Pay boost announced for carers in Somerset 

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

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 […]

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…

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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 […]

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…

Care workers to continue receiving full pay for Covid-related absences

Somerset County Council has reaffirmed its commitment to care workers today promising them full pay for Covid-related absences – on top of committing to an additional £10m for adult social care services next year. The announcement comes following negotiations between UNISON and the Council, and means that if care workers are required to self-isolate they […]

Somerset vaccination programme reaches important milestone

All residents of care homes for older adults in Somerset have now been offered a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine aside from those who cannot have it for clinical reasons…

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Connect to a Care Home and fight loneliness this Christmas

Somerset County Council and the NHS are encouraging organisations across Somerset to connect to their local care home with a new digital campaign, #ConnectACareHome. Organisations are being asked to send video messages to their local care homes, to help combat the loneliness and isolation experienced by residents and staff who may have been unable to […]

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Somerset Social Worker praised at national event

Somerset based social worker Eddie Dube has received widespread praise and national recognition…