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Talking Cafés keeping Somerset connected with daily Facebook live events

Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events…

Care homes stay connected during COVID lockdown

Care homes across Somerset have been praised for the way they are using technology to keep loved ones connected during the COVD19 crisis. Somerset County Council has thanked them for embracing IT to help residents and relatives stay in touch while visits to the county’s care and nursing homes are suspended. Homes across the county […]

Yeovil pop-up care home opens doors

A new pop-up care home has now opened its doors to some of Somerset’s most elderly and frail residents as part of the fight against Coronavirus.

Somerset’s innovative health and social care sector attracts national praise

Somerset has been singled out for national praise thanks to the County Council’s exemplary support of communities and care providers…

Extra support for people who have experienced mental health crisis

People in Somerset who have experienced a mental health crisis are now getting additional support when they are medically fit to leave hospital. Two new “step-down” houses have opened their doors to provide a safe place for people who are ready to leave a mental health ward but would benefit from that extra support before […]

£3m boost for Somerset’s care heroes, as County Hall is lit up in their honour

Somerset’s heroic care providers will receive an extra £3 million to help them support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.