Category Social Care

Man taking part in dementia technology demonstration holding a paintbrush over digital artwork

Ambitious plans to transform dementia services in Somerset

Health and social care organisations in Somerset have unveiled ambitious plans to invest in services and transform care for the county’s 9,400 people living with dementia. Somerset County Council is working with the NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and community and charitable sectors to redesign nursing and residential homes, and invest in new technologies and […]

Care experienced young people help shape corporate parents pledge

Somerset Corporate Parenting Board have unveiled a new strategy and pledge to Somerset’s Children Looked After, with the help of care experienced children and young people.  The new Corporate Parenting Strategy sets out Somerset County Council’s guidelines and aims as corporate parents, for how they will support young people in care to help them reach […]

Somerset Foster Carer celebrates 80th birthday and ongoing fostering career

A Somerset foster carer recently celebrated her 80th birthday – with half her life dedicated to fostering vulnerable children.   Rosemary, who recently turned eighty, has fostered children for the last forty years and marked the special occasion with a trip to London and surprise meal organised by close friends and family, including two ‘very special’ […]

County Council publishes proposed 2022/2023 budget

Balanced budget with major investment in Adult Social Care and Children’s Services. Boost for climate change action.  Somerset County Council has published its last draft proposed budget ahead of the creation of a new unitary Somerset Council in April 2023.   The council is proposing major increases in investment in care services, with an increase for […]

Neighbours, we wish you a merry Christmas

Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to look out for their neighbours and help support them this Christmas.    The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic will mean that many elderly and those living alone could again feel isolated this year. So, it is more important than ever to embrace the Christmas spirit by checking in with your […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and campaigns and projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. The Winter 2021 issue is packed full of useful information […]

My trip to 10 Downing Street

On Tuesday 23rd November, I had an unexpected invite from the Prime Minister to No.10 Downing Street…

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…

Fade or Last – story of a carer

Original illustration by Debbie de Mornay Penny – http://www.debbiedemornaypenny.com

10 top tips to stay well this winter

With covid still very much in circulation, it is as important as ever to look after your health this winter.

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is urging everyone to think ahead and consider others, such as neighbours and close relatives, and put things in place now to protect their health.