Tag Archives: William Wallace

A Big Day for Somerset’s Learning Disability Partnership Board

An open invitation to help shape Somerset’s services for people with Learning Disabilities is being offered this month. The Somerset County Council-supported Learning Disabilities Partnership Board (LDPB) is holding an event on Monday 19 January at The Canalside conference centre, near Bridgwater. Anyone with an interest in learning disabilities is encouraged to come along. The […]

Social Care stepping up to meet winter pressures

Somerset County Council’s Adult Social Care teams are stepping up to help address the pressures facing health services across the County. Extra social workers have been placed in hospitals since November and are working seven days a week alongside health colleagues and families to discharge patients. Earlier this week, on one day alone, 50 patients […]

Somerset to celebrate Shared Lives Week

Shared Lives Carers and adults with disabilities from across the South West will be celebrating National Shared Lives Week with a fun day bowling next week (Thursday 16 October). The Shared Lives scheme provides an alternative to care homes for people with disabilities. Carers share their lives and homes with the people who need support, […]

William Wallace visiting Extra Care Housing scheme at Keyford Heights

Extra Care Housing Consultation

Somerset residents are being asked to give their views as the County Council begins to review its Extra Care Housing (ECH) services that provide specialist housing to older people, people with long term care and support needs and people with disabilities. Extra Care Housing offers support on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a […]

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 […]

Dream come true for Aspiring artist

A gifted painter whose artistic talents lay undiscovered for years has finally found recognition with help from Somerset County Council. Colin Powell, 56, from Bridgwater, lives independently with a few hours of weekly care provided by the County Council. He is passionate about local history and architecture, and is an accomplished photographer, but although he […]