Category: The People We Support

20th May 2022

How Mike went from Isolation to Independence

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When Mike finished college, the prospects available didn’t help him progress. So the family moved to France, where Mike became friends with everyone in the village—finding freedom, independence, confidence, and a great social life through a family-orientated culture. However, there was no- one his age, plus it’s important for Mike to be around his siblings […]

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16th May 2022

From Comfort Zone To Cake Café Throne!

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Could you help autistic people and people with learning disabilities across Somerset to find employment and follow their dreams? As a member of our supported employment team, that’s Gina’s job: And today we’ll tell you about Claire, a young lady she’s supported since leaving college a few months ago. Gina has supported Claire to go […]

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13th May 2022

From Home Bargains to Disneyland!

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Could you help autistic people and people with learning disabilities across Somerset to find employment and follow their dreams? Today we talk to Gina, who has been supporting Bryony’s dream to earn enough to take her daughter to Disneyland! Thanks to Bryony’s support from Discovery’s supported Employment team and Home Bargains, it’s fast becoming a […]

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9th May 2022

Joe’s good news s”TOR”y

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Meet Joe, a lively, friendly, autistic male with a great gift of the gab and sense of humour who plays on words with any chance he gets! Joe who was in “Dire Straits” with his fitness, but with great support from his support worker Josh, Joe walked up Glastonbury Tor! Somerset’s landmark icon stands proudly […]

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18th March 2022

A picture a day puts the mop and bucket away!

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Julie is a bubbly, sassy meticulous lady with various complex needs, including Downs, learning disabilities, OCD, and dementia. She loves going out, particularly to Slimming World, and when she’s in, she loves tidying! The people that support Julie started to find that the “homes” Julie was finding for some things were causing a possible health […]

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19th November 2021

Stunning sunflowers

Drum roll please…..we are thrilled to announce the winners of our popular sunflower-growing competition which took place over the summer. Alice, the Deputy Chair of the Discovery Council is the winner of the tallest sunflower. Her sunflower is a whopping 13 feet! The award for the most beautiful sunflower goes to Robin Biberger from Frome. […]

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8th November 2021

Supported employment success

The Discovery Supported Employment team started new conversations with nineteen businesses in September about how it could help support individuals with a learning disability or autism into work.

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1st November 2021

The Discovery Community Fund re-opens

The Discovery Community Fund is re-opening for applications and is keen to encourage initiatives which improve the safety, health and independence of people with learning disabilities and autism in Somerset.

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