Tag Archives: Learning Disability

Somerset Young People’s Forum is ‘Unstoppable’

Somerset Young People’s forum ‘The Unstoppables’ have been shortlisted by the British Youth Council for a ‘Celebrating Diversity Award’. The award is part of the national Youth Voice Star Awards, which will be celebrated on 9 November in London. The Unstoppables forum is a group of young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and/or […]

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. […]

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 […]

Money

Extra £7.1m to boost Council services

An extra £7.1 million will be invested to improve services across Somerset, it was revealed today. Somerset County Council already announced plans to spend £46.5m as part of the 2014/15 Capital Investment Programme back in February. This additional money includes £4.5m to repair roads damaged by the severe weather this winter, £1.6m to update and […]