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Employer of Choice award goes to Yeovil B&Q

The Yeovil B&Q store has been awarded an Employer of Choice award for its commitment to employees with Learning Difficulties. Somerset County Council’s ‘Aspire Support for Employment’ service hands out the award to Somerset employers who provide opportunities and support to their employees who have learning disabilities. Aspire helps adults with learning difficulties find employment. […]

Interns in SEARCH for paid employment

Nine young people with Learning Disabilities are on the path to paid employment as part of a pioneering initiative run by Somerset County Council, Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset College. The initiative is known as Project SEARCH, a one-year programme which aims to give young people with Learning Disabilities the skills to obtain competitive paid […]

Cosyfeet wins prestigious Employer of Choice Award

A Street-based footwear company has won an award from Somerset County Council for its long-term commitment to workers with Learning Disabilities. Cosyfeet, which specialises in footwear for people with swollen feet, has been awarded the ‘Employer of Choice’ Award from the County Council’s ‘Aspire Support for Work’ service. Aspire helps adults with Learning Disabilities find […]

Dream come true for Aspiring artist

A gifted painter whose artistic talents lay undiscovered for years has finally found recognition with help from Somerset County Council. Colin Powell, 56, from Bridgwater, lives independently with a few hours of weekly care provided by the County Council. He is passionate about local history and architecture, and is an accomplished photographer, but although he […]