Category Events

National Care Leavers Week – More ‘Stepping Stones’ needed in Somerset

This National Care Leavers week (25 Oct – 3 November) Somerset County Council is highlighting the need to recruit more ‘Stepping Stones’ carers to support care leavers as they enter adult life. Stepping Stones carers support young people with the challenges they face as care leavers and help them achieve their potential. The young people, […]

Congrats to Chairman Award Winners!

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of community stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Somerset County Council Chairman Councillor William Wallace presented awards at Taunton Rugby Club last week (Wednesday 18 October) to over 35 individuals and couples across the County. Three Duke of Edinburgh Awards were also presented […]

New nursery comes to Neroche

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce the opening of ‘First Friends’, a new nursery facility based at Neroche School in Broadway, llminster An official opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 3.00 pm and will be attended by Gemma Verdon, Junior Member for Children and local County Councillor Linda Piggott-Vijey. The […]

Taunton Town FC supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Taunton Town Football Club and Fostering and Adoption in Somerset joined forces on Saturday 21 October, for an afternoon of family fun and awareness-raising. Sparky the fostering and adoption mascot and Taunton Town’s mascot Wordsworth had a penalty shoot-out at the match, which Sparky won 3-2. Sparky and the fostering and adoption team were greeted […]

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. […]