Tag Archives: getset

Cabinet says ‘go’ to new getset service proposals

Proposals that would smooth a move to new arrangements for the County Council’s contribution to support for struggling families were approved today. Following a public consultation, Cabinet endorsed a revised approach to changes in the part of the Council’s getset Service that contributes to the support available to families with additional needs, known as level […]

New getset service proposals

New proposals for part of the County Council’s getset Service were discussed this morning. Following a public consultation, the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee heard that the revised approach would see getset continue to provide some of its support for families with additional needs until March next year. Between now and March 2020, the service […]

A month left to give views on proposed changes to services for children and their families

There’s still one month left for people to share their views about proposed changes to the support Somerset County Council provides to some children and families. Hundreds of people have already taken part in the consultation on potential changes to the getset Service; but more feedback, comments and views are wanted before the deadline of […]

Drop-in sessions for getset Service consultation

Drop-in sessions seeking views on proposals to change the some of the support available to children and families in Somerset are underway. Somerset County Council is consulting on a potential change to the support offered by its getset Service. The sessions are a chance to discuss the proposals and give feedback. The team has visited […]

Consultation launched on proposed changes to services and support for Children and Families

Somerset County Council is seeking views on proposals to change the support it provides to some children and families. The proposals would stop the Council’s getset Service contribution to support for families needing a little extra help – usually short-term – to tackle a particular problem and get back on track. Support provided by other […]

Life-changing programme helps 870 complex families turn their lives round

A life-changing programme to support families in Somerset has successfully helped 870 households with the most complex issues turn their lives round. The Troubled Families programme has been delivered by a partnership of Somerset County Council and the five District Councils and helps families in a number of ways. These range from encouraging children back […]

New free school meals kitchen cooks up Christmas lunch for 100 in Taunton

Christmas came early for 100 parents and youngsters today thanks to a brand-new kitchen’s tasty test drive – and Somerset County Council’s joined-up thinking. St Augustine’s kitchen served up its very first flurry of meals by preparing and cooking nutritious Christmas lunches for Taunton families (Tuesday December 23), free of charge. The new kitchen, purpose-built […]

Improvements needed for South Somerset Children’s Centre Services

Somerset County Council today accepted a “disappointing” Ofsted inspection report into Children’s Centre Services in South Somerset. The report has found the services to be inadequate and the Council is following up recommendation made by the inspectors as part of its commitment to improve services for children across the board. The report was published as […]

On your marks, ‘getset’, go!

An exciting new approach to supporting families and children launches in Somerset this week. ‘getset’ is the County Council’s new name for Early Help Services – the help and support available to children, young people and families. It’s also a new approach to close partnership working, built on the principle that a little help at […]