Tag Archives: Somerset

Join Together For Dementia

Join the 20,000 people across Somerset who are already Dementia Friends – or encourage local communities to become ‘dementia friendly’ – and improve lives this Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). With over 9,000 people in Somerset estimated to have dementia and around 6,500 people caring for someone with dementia; most people know someone affected. Having […]

Key milestone as new bridge beams lifted into place

A multi-million pound project to build a much-needed link road in Bridgwater reached a key milestone today with the lifting of the beams for a new 52-metre steel bridge. The Somerset Bridge will carry the new Colley Lane Southern Access Road over the River Parrett and will be the longest single-span bridge in Somerset – […]

Get the Facts on Fostering – New Website Launches

Real life stories and myth-busting facts are at the heart of a new website encouraging more people to foster with Somerset County Council. Many people considering fostering think about it long before making an enquiry and do lots of research online. The newly launched http://www.fosteringinsomerset.org.uk website from the Somerset County Council fostering service ‘Fostering in […]

Could you help and support a young person?

Volunteers who can speak up for and support young people are being sought by Somerset County Council. Adults are needed across the County to give a helping hand to children and young people who may need a bit of extra support by becoming advocates or ‘independent visitors’ through the Council’s Route 1 advocacy service. Advocates […]

Your Somerset – Spring 2018

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… You can download and read the most recent edition of Your Somerset for each of the districts in Somerset here. Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and […]

Care providers aiming for outstanding

More than 70 Somerset care providers have come together for a County Council organised workshop on improving care quality. The last 12 months have seen a significant increase in number of care homes and providers rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The county is ahead of the regional […]

Volunteer to protect the countryside

Countryside lovers are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way which is in excess of 6000km (3,728 miles) through the ‘Adopt a Path’ scheme. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their […]

Opportunities for ‘hidden’ vulnerable, young jobseekers

Somerset County Council is encouraging the county’s employers to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. The Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week, where young people talked frankly to Somerset employers about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations. […]

Tell Us About Your Library

Somerset’s library users and non-users are urged to take part in the latest library customer satisfaction survey. Launched on Monday (24 July), the results from the survey will inform Somerset County Council what’s important to library users and how the Council can help customers make the most of library services going forward. Questions include how […]

National Child Measurement Programme underway

Children in 216 Somerset primary schools are taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) this year. A full 100 per cent of the County’s primary schools have chosen to take part in the nationwide initiative which aims to help reduce childhood obesity. Parents of Reception and Year 6 children will receive letters about […]