Tag Archives: Cllr William Wallace

Local organisations benefit from one off Care Act funding

Over £20,000 of one-off grants have been awarded to local voluntary organisations and community groups in Somerset to help the county meet obligations under the Care Act. Somerset County Council created the fund in recognition that voluntary sector organisations and community groups are vital partners in providing information and advice on the Care Act and […]

Somerset shortlisted for national accolade

Somerset County Council’s work to develop its social care staff has seen it nominated for a national award. The authority’s Adult Social Care Learning and Development Team has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Skills for Care Accolade. Now in its 13th year, the Skills for Care Accolades celebrate the achievements of organisations committed to […]

Ribbon cutting to open new countywide equipment and home improvement service

A new equipment and home improvement service helping people stay independent in their own homes has been launched in Somerset. William Wallace, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Somerset County Council, officially cut the ribbon to open the new ‘Somerset my home, my life’ service which is being provided by Aster Living and Millbrook […]

Somerset Choices – short film to help you get started

An animated guide showing how the Somerset Choices website can help you access a world of local care and support is now available. Somerset Choices is a website that provides easy access to information and a directory of services, products, groups and events. These include care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch […]

Adults Services embrace the ‘Power of &’

Somerset County Council is now employing the ‘Power of &’ in its drive to recruit adult social workers from across the country. Earlier this month Somerset County Council launched the campaign to attract new social workers to the county. It’s not just about children’s social workers, the Council also needs more adult social workers, mental […]

Working together to respond to winter pressures

Somerset County Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local hospitals are working together to respond to the increased demand on health and adult social care services in the lead up to winter. Admissions to local hospitals are already higher than they were in December last year. This puts pressure on adult social care services to […]

Revised proposals for P4A programme

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet will discuss proposals this Wednesday that could see the authority continue to spend nearly £2m on housing related support while making vital savings to help balance its budget. The Pathways for Adults (P4A) programme helps people who would otherwise be homeless or at risk of homelessness. District councils have a statutory […]

£5,000 of one off Care Act funding on offer

One off Care Act grants of up to £5,000 are on offer to voluntary organisations and community groups in Somerset. Somerset County Council has created the fund in recognition that voluntary sector organisations and community groups are vital partners in providing information and advice on the Care Act and support to local people. Organisations can […]

New countywide equipment and home improvement service launched

Walking frames to hand rails, hoists to level access showers are now available through a new countywide Community Equipment and Home Improvement Agency Service. The new service, ‘Somerset my home, my life’, aims to help people get the equipment and home improvements they need to help them stay independent and live in a place of […]

Modernising care contracts

A new system that will help people with Learning Disabilities have quicker access to a wider range of support has been approved by Somerset County Council. The online ‘open framework’ modernises the way care contracts are awarded to Learning Disability care providers. It will allow providers of all sizes to register the services they provide […]