Tag Archives: Cllr David HUxtable

‘Home First’ relieves pressure on Somerset hospitals

Home First, a Somerset health and social care initiative, is freeing up hospital beds during this busy winter period by giving people the care they need at home. Although the numbers of people being admitted to local hospitals has increased significantly, the number of people facing unnecessary delays in leaving hospital has reduced by an […]

Over 60 per cent of calls resolved first time to keep you independent

More people are having their care needs successfully met on their first phone call to the County Council, thanks to Somerset’s innovative new ways of working. Around 60 per cent of Adult Social Care phone enquiries to the Council’s customer services, Somerset Direct, are now being resolved on the first call and on some days […]

New Carers’ Support Service

A new refreshed and modernised service to improve the quality of life for carers and former carers living in the county will be provided by the Community Council for Somerset from October 2017. The new Carers’ Support Service has been co-designed by carers and former carers and funded by Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset […]

County Council hands over old PCs

Old computers have been handed over to community groups by Somerset County Council. Old and unused computers, identified by the County Council’s partner Southwest One, have been given to a voluntary organisation called Community Computers which has refurbished the PCs and uploaded the latest Microsoft packages. One of the first community groups to benefit from […]