Tag Archives: Short Break Care

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 […]

Celebrating fantastic Foster Carers’ commitment to children

The tireless enthusiasm and energy of Somerset County Council foster carers in helping turn children’s lives around has been celebrated at an awards event. Over 120 foster carers attended the authority’s annual awards ceremony on Friday 15 April, supported by social workers, the Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Frances Nicholson, and Julian Wooster, Somerset […]

Frome Mayor supports search for more Short Break Carers

The Mayor of Frome has joined calls for more people to change the lives of disabled children and their families as Short Break Carers. Somerset County Council is seeking Frome residents to come forward who can help disabled children or teenagers on a regular, short-term basis. Short Break Carers look after disabled children and young […]

Can YOU help a disabled child?

Ordinary people with the skills to make an extraordinary difference to the lives of disabled children and their families are being sought by Somerset County Council. The authority is looking for individuals who can provide regular respite care to disabled children or teens, as Short Break Carers, giving vital short-term support to Somerset families. Short […]