Tag Archives: Adult Social Care

Council backs Salvation Army social care report

Somerset County Council is welcoming a new report from the Salvation Army highlighting the urgent need to reform social care. The study – Care in Places – shows that there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas of England, such as Somerset. The Salvation Army is asking the […]

County welcomes fresh thinking on social care funding

Somerset County Council has welcomed comments from MPs discussing potential changes to the funding of social care. Although not supporting any specific approaches at this this stage, the authority is warmly welcoming fresh thinking on the subject at a time when the cost of care is contributing to big budget pressures. Demand for social care […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Taunton

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Taunton next week. The drop-in will take place at ASDA in Taunton (TA1 2AN) every fortnight on a Tuesday between 9.30am to 12 noon – starting on Tuesday 6 June. At the drop-in people can find information and advice on adult care and support options, […]

New Talking Cafe opens in Minehead

A new care and support Community Connect Talking Cafe opens in Minehead next week. The Talking Cafe will take place at The Beach Hotel in Minehead (TA24 5AP) every Monday (excluding bank holidays) from 10am to 1pm – starting on Monday 10 April. Entrance is via The Beach Café conservatory next to the Tourist Information. […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Taunton

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Taunton next week. The drop-in will take place at the Priorswood Community Centre in Taunton (TA2 7JW) on the first Monday of every month from 9.30am to 12noon – starting on Monday 3 April. At the drop-in people can find information and advice on care […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Bridgwater

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Bridgwater next week. The drop-in will take place at the Admirals Landing pub in Bridgwater (TA6 3EX) on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon – starting on Wednesday 15 March. At the drop-in people can find information and advice […]

Adult social care services get innovative

An innovative approach to adult social care in West Somerset is benefitting local people and communities. The pilot project has been running in the West Somerset area for the last nine months. The team have been working hard to change the way they work to help people keep or regain their independence and connect more […]

Council Leader welcomes social care funding and Green Paper pledge

The Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s announcement of extra money for social care and a commitment to address its long-term funding. In his budget, the Chancellor announced an extra of £2bn for local authorities over three years for social care, with £1bn available in the next financial year. Philip Hammond also revealed […]

Award winning Adult Social Care staff

Adult Social Care staff have been recognised for the outstanding support they provide to adults across the county. Vicky Bennett and Jackie Berry were both presented with the Adult Social Care Worker of the Year Award earlier this month at the Somerset County Council Staff Awards. Vicky and Jackie each received nominations from adults that […]

Council urges statement of intent

Somerset County Council is calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use this month’s Autumn Statement to ease the pressure on local authority finances. Its Leader, Councillor John Osman, has written to Philip Hammond outlining steps that would help meet the challenge caused by falling funding and increased costs – particularly in social care. […]