Category Councillor Heather Shearer

Award recognition for Somerset County Council Safeguarding staff

A Somerset County Council social worker has been recognised for her outstanding work and won a national award. Louise White, Somerset County Council service manager for Safeguarding, was one of the winners at the Safeguarding Adults Board ‘We See You – We Hear You’ Excellence Awards held virtually on November 25. The awards, which are […]

Somerset joins network to offer better support to county’s most vulnerable residents 

Somerset will be able to offer better support to its residents after joining forces with a national network that offers expertise in providing effective help to people to access our services.  Somerset is one of 10 new areas approved to join the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) network, joining the existing 32 locations already taking […]

Somerset social workers shortlisted for top national award

Two brilliant Somerset social workers have been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding leadership and practice. Louise White and Janet Hardy, who are both Service Managers in Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care Department, have been selected as finalists in the Team Leader of the Year (Adult Services) category at the […]

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.

Support for Somerset households with food and energy bills

Somerset residents who are struggling to pay the bills could be eligible for support with the cost of food, energy, water, and other essentials over the coming months. Somerset County Council has been allocated £3.8m to distribute before September 30th as part of the second round of funding provided through the Government’s Household Support Fund. […]