Tag Archives: Learning Disabilities

‘Local Offer’ website launched

A new website providing information and highlighting services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is being developed by Somerset County Council. The website is co-produced with input from Somerset Parent Carer Forum and incorporates feedback from parents, carers and young people with special education needs across Somerset and other Local […]

Could you shape the future of Somerset’s Learning Disabilities services?

A brand-new group tasked with overseeing the future of learning disability services for people in Somerset is being set up by Somerset County Council. The County Council is now calling for anyone with a passion for, interest in, or experience of these services to become a non-executive member of its Learning Disabilities Shadow Board. This […]

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 […]

New base for Learning Disabilities service

A Somerset County Council service which provides opportunities and support for adults with Learning Disabilities is moving into a new home right in the heart of the community. From Thursday 5 June, the Learning Disabilities Day Service for the Sedgemoor area will be based at the Rollercoaster in Bridgwater. The service offers support to people […]

Cabinet approves financial plans

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today gave its approval to savings proposals of £6m and a freeze in Council Tax. Cabinet unanimously agreed its Medium Term Financial Plan, recommending that it be agreed by Full Council which meets on 19th February to agree the Council’s budget. It also included a major decision about the future of the […]