Category Events

Quilters have a heart for children in care

A Yeovil Quilting Circle handed over a specially created a heart themed quilt for ‘National Adoption Week’ and young children in care this week. Somerset County Council launched a ‘have a heart’ campaign on 16 October to raise awareness of the number of children waiting to be adopted and Vivien Bateman, Barbie Dormer and Gill […]

Yeovil Library Hosts Fifth Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next week as the County Council’s library helps host the town’s fifth Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2017 Festival takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a packed programme of great authors, comedians, entertainers and broadcasters. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and […]

Recruiting Social Carers At Community Care Live London

Somerset County Council promoted the benefits of joining their Social Work team to hundreds of potential recruits during the UKs largest free Social Work event, which concluded this week. The County needs more Social Workers and Team Managers to join its quality teams and Community Care Live London provided a perfect forum to meet potential […]

MEDIA INVITE: Suicide and Mental Health in the Media

Members of the Somerset media are invited to a FREE workshop and discussion about suicide and mental health in the media. With expert speakers, the event will enable journalists to reflect and build on their existing skills and be better equipped to cover suicide and mental health stories in an accurate, safe and, ultimately, more […]

Read The Books & Catch The Crook

Somerset libraries are inviting children to help the Animal Agents – a bunch of furry, slippery and feathered friends – solve a mystery in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. To take part all children have to do is visit their local library and sign up to read six books throughout the summer. As they read […]

Opportunities for ‘hidden’ vulnerable, young jobseekers

Somerset County Council is encouraging the county’s employers to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. The Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week, where young people talked frankly to Somerset employers about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations. […]

Have Fun At FREE Family Fun Day

Have fun, get information and meet others at a FREE family fun day for children and young people with a disability or additional need taking place in Street in July. Organised by Somerset County Council and taking place on Saturday 1 July from 10am to 2pm at Brookside Academy in Street, children and young people […]

STAR Volunteers Crowned

Five district STAR volunteer winners were crowned during National Volunteers’ Week last week recognising the invaluable time and commitment they give to their local community. Voluntary organisations and members of the public were asked in February to nominate ‘Somerset Star’ volunteers who deserve special recognition for the voluntary work they do. Over 70 STAR volunteer […]

Over 1000 Children Dance In Festival

More than 1,000 Somerset primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 43rd year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 17 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard, travel up the High […]

Celebrating Foster Carers Awards Event

The incredible hard work and dedication of local foster carers has been recognised at a special awards event this month. Over 70 foster carers attended the awards ceremony, held on Friday 9 June, having collectively given over 205 years to help improve the lives of children and young people in Somerset. Jane and Roy Bollen […]