Children in Somerset were asked to get creative and take part in a campaign to design a logo for a new ‘Healthy, Happy and Safe’ campaign aimed at countering the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The competition called for local children, including those currently in schools, to design an eye-catching logo to accompany the campaign. […]

The latest edition of Your Somerset is hitting the streets this week and it’s full of useful information about how to get help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Struggling families in West Somerset are getting food delivered to their door during the coronavirus emergency thanks to volunteers and community groups working together. Food parcels are being distributed to households in some of Somerset’s most deprived areas in a joint initiative involving volunteer groups, led by community youth hub Minehead EYE with the support […]

The road through Cheddar Gorge is to close again over the bank holiday weekend to deter potential breaches of coronavirus restrictions and ease local community concerns. The move follows the successful closure of the B3135 through the Gorge last weekend (1-4 May) in the wake of reports of drivers speeding along the route, vehicles travelling […]

Over 4,000 calls have now been made to a single helpline for non-medical Coronavirus support – which remains open for anyone needing help and advice this bank holiday weekend. The Somerset Coronavirus Helpline, launched on 6 April by the five Somerset Local Authorities, was set up to make it easier for people to access any […]

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 […]

Somerset County Council’s Public Health has been working with young people to revise the successful Mental Health ‘Lifehacks’ to help them manage their mental health and wellbeing during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Originally developed as part of an emotional health engagement project with young people in Somerset in 2015, the set of tips were designed to […]

It’s Somerset Day on 11 May and although it’s not the time for events or gatherings, we can still celebrate our fabulous Somerset together virtually. Somerset County Council will be joining the festivities online and asking people to tell us why they love Somerset using the #SomersetDay and #SomersetProud hashtags on Twitter or Instagram. Tell […]

Somerset County Council is stepping up operations to support Somerset’s communities and keep people safe during the coronavirus emergency. The County Council will be increasing spending in several key areas in response to the pandemic. This includes expected spending of in excess of £10m for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by carers, social workers […]

Testing for the coronavirus continues over the weekend in Somerset but please be aware this is for key workers by appointment only. Bookings for tests must be made via the Government portal  – please do not turn up without a booking as you will not be tested. The Taunton centre is open from 10am to […]