Month: August 2019

20th August 2019

More Changing Places for Somerset

We are participating in a campaign for more fully accessible toilets or `Changing Places’ in the county so people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and the elderly can lead a normal life. Nationally, more than a quarter of a million people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as a growing number of […]

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16th August 2019

No man (or woman!) is an island

Back in March, when I had only been in post for less than a week, it was suggested that I attend a session on the All Together Better course as a one-off so I could learn about social care (I haven’t worked in this area before), and also run a subsequent story about the experience. Five […]

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5th August 2019

We’d like to welcome Steve Veevers

Following a thorough interview and selection process, I am pleased to announce that Steve Veevers will be joining Discovery as our new Director of Transformation. Steve will join the Discovery Executive Team alongside myself, Chris Best (HR Director), Lisa Evans (Finance Director) and Jayne Kilgallen (interim Director of Operations). Steve will be joining Discovery in […]

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2nd August 2019

CQC ratings – where are we now?

Twelve months ago I wrote about Discovery’s CQC ratings. Today, I’m going to return to that subject. Eleven of our CQC-registered locations are rated ‘Good.’ Three are not in the position we would have hoped for by now; they ‘Require Improvement.’ Now, each overall rating is based on ratings in the critical areas of Safe, Effective, […]

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