Category: The People We Support

29th June 2021

New bike offers independence

Denise has bought a new bike with a Small Sparks grant from the Discovery Community Fund which enables her to be more independent and get out and about in her community.

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24th May 2021

Trainspotting

Alex Beckett has received a `Small Sparks’ grant from the Discovery Community Fund to buy a new tablet so he can make videos of buses and trains.

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8th April 2021

SIBS: Part of the partnership

This National Siblings day I want to encourage families – siblings as well as mum and dad – to speak up, to share their gut feelings, to ask questions, to share their hopes and fears with the people who give day-to-day support to their loved one.

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27th January 2021

Holocaust memorial day

We are proud to mark this important day by taking part in the lighting of candles across Somerset as a reminder that we need to be the light in the darkness. It’s important to reflect that the first stage of genocide is not respecting difference. People with learning disabilities were subjected to the gas chambers. […]

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14th January 2021

Wellbeing in nature

The Discovery Community Fund has awarded £50,000 to a Somerset nature project to enable people with learning disabilities and/or autism to connect with the natural environment to improve their health and wellbeing.

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