Category: The People We Support

23rd October 2020

Key worker success

Glastonbury’s busy ambulance station has welcomed a new member to its team, who’s delighted to become a key worker.

Ryan Chapman, 33, has achieved his first job and is proud to be responsible for keeping the ambulance station clean and tidy for its busy staff.

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15th October 2020

Small sparks comes to the rescue

Jordan, who works as a mechanic in Bridgwater, has been awarded a grant to buy his own tools.
The grant from Small Sparks is part of the Discovery Community Fund which awards people with additional needs £500 to enable them to live fulfilling lives in their community.

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9th October 2020

Carnival magic

As a substitute for carnival preparation, we decided as a team to build a float and Michael chose the theme: `Michael’s ark.’ We made animals out of toilet rolls and recycled products so they could be collected in his float.

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19th June 2020

Friends reunited

Support workers in Chard have helped Trudi to rebuild a cherished friendship. Trudi grew up on the Falkland Islands and became good friends with Trudy. “We went to the same school and I would often catch a lift on the back of her bike because the curvature of my spine made it difficult for me to keep up with the rest of my friends” explained Trudi.

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15th June 2020

Making new friends in lockdown

This year, Learning Disability Week is all about friendship… something we must all work hard at during the peculiar times we live in. Indeed, over three quarters of the people we support have told us that they worry about not being able to see friends and family.

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6th February 2020

Hit for six!

People supported by Discovery had a great time taking part in Somerset County Cricket Club’s Learning Disability Cup. Discovery is one of six learning disability support providers who attended the Cup held at the County Ground on February 5th. The team, made up of people we support, enjoyed themselves, playing three games of cricket in […]

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31st May 2019

Meet the Enterprise Players

Anne started volunteering at Colliers Court back in 1989, and is still volunteering there now. Anne previously taught Keep Fit. Using a video, she encourages the people we support to move around in time to the music. Some really enjoyed this and Anne saw potential for some people in acting. Now, together with Sarah Tremelling, […]

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14th May 2019

Discovery drama group achieve public film screening

Street’s Strode Theatre is set to show a film with a difference this June 9th. The Future 4 @ Street Drama Group will be debuting their new film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. In this film, though, the entire cast have a learning disability. The group have spent several months making the 17-minute film. […]

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14th March 2019

Alice in Wonderland, Future 4 @ Street Drama Group

On a sunny Tuesday in February, friends and family filled the auditorium at Strode Theatre to watch the premiere of Future 4 @ Street Drama Group’s latest production – Alice in Wonderland. The cast also attended in full costume The audience were not disappointed. The wonderful movie which was creatively filmed using a green screen, […]

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