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Somerset’s Lucy Visits Downing Street

Somerset County Council’s Lucy Wilkins inspired the next generation of apprentices during the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, before ending the week with a visit to Number Ten Downing Street. Lucy, who was registered deaf from birth and is also losing her sight due to a condition known as Usher Syndrome, first became a […]

Protect your child in the sun

Somerset County Council is encouraging parents to be ‘sunsmart’ to protect their children from the harmful effects of the sun this summer. Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to protect children […]

Safer homes for Somerset children

Somerset County Council and its partners are urging parents to keep their children safe at home and ‘Turn off technology’ ahead of National Child Safety Week (6th – 12th June). Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and acquired disability for children and young people in the UK. Accidents often happen when people […]

Somerset children measured as part of national programme

During the summer term children in Reception (aged 4 and 5) and Year 6 (aged 10 and 11) will have their height and weight measured at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The measurement programme makes it possible to monitor the growth and health of children across the country and in […]

‘Somerset Smiles’ with a new oral health service

“Somerset Smiles’ is a new service that aims to improve the oral health of Somerset’s children, young people and adults. In Somerset a quarter of five year olds and over a third of 12 year olds have dental decay.1 Poor oral health is almost entirely preventable. The new Primary Care Dental Service is commissioned by […]

‘Stand out for Autism’ – World Autism Awareness Week (2-8th April)

It’s time to ‘stand out for autism’ and help celebrate World Autism Awareness Week (2-8th April) by taking out a book or DVD from the Somerset Autism Collection at one of five Somerset libraries. Autism is much more common than many people think, so you are more than likely to know someone who is autistic. […]

Somerset to welcome its first Syrian refugees

  Issued on behalf of Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group Somerset is scheduled to welcome six refugee families in the coming weeks as part of a national programme to support those fleeing war-torn Syria. Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting the Syrian Vulnerable […]

More Sexual Health Service Clinics for Somerset

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the contract to provide the new integrated sexual health service for Somerset, by Somerset County Council which is responsible for these services. The new service will run a greater number of clinics across the county and will start operating in April. The new service takes over from […]

‘BE THERE TOMORROW’ STOP SMOKING ROAD SHOW *** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY***

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** Friday 26th February, 10 am at County Hall, Somerset County Council *** The ‘Be There Tomorrow campaign ‘ad-van’ is on the road this week stopping off for a photo opportunity at County Hall at 10.00 am on Friday 26th February. It will be joined by the ‘Wellness on Wheels’ mobile stop […]

Somerset to welcome its first Syrian refugees

*** Issued on behalf of Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group *** Somerset will welcome an initial six refugee families next year as part of a national programme to support those fleeing war-torn Syria. The UK Government has pledged to settle 20,000 Syrian refugees over a five year period, including 1,000 […]