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22nd May 2020

Some heroes wear capes, ours wear headbands

Locality Manager, Jade Tillson, has collected 1100 headbands and button extensions for all of Discovery’s colleagues so that the protective masks are more comfortable to wear. The headbands and button extensions stop the masks from rubbing over the ears and digging into the eyes. Jade who is the Locality Manager for Russet House in Yeovil, […]

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10th December 2019

Felicity wins a grant for school Christmas party

A woman we support who volunteers as a school reading buddy has been awarded a Small Sparks’ grant to hold a Christmas party to thank the pupils. Felicity Freeman who has Down’s syndrome, visits the Castle Cary Community Primary School every week to listen to the children read. She has been awarded a Small Sparks’ […]

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22nd November 2019

“Unexpectedly rewarding” – Gary’s story

Gary Hill is a new support worker in one of our houses in Crewkerne, which supports eight people.  For years, he was running his own business selling print cartridges and toners but couldn’t compete with the likes of eBay and Amazon, which were selling them cheaper that it cost for him to post them! He really […]

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20th November 2019

Move your career forward with Discovery

Jodie has had a great career working in social care, where she has been supported to progress and also able to change roles to something less pressured when she had young children: “I joined Somerset County Council in March 2004 as a Community Support Worker and was based at Ashbury in Taunton. After a couple […]

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18th November 2019

Frome social club wins Discovery grant

A social club in Frome for young adults with additional needs has won a grant from the Discovery Community Fund. The fund allocates grants of £500-50,000 to groups for a range of activities to enable people with additional needs to live fulfilling lives in their community. Pod Plus opened two years ago and this grant […]

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9th November 2019

New Yeovil dance group awarded Small Sparks grant

A new dance group, Dance Ability, has been set up at the Spirit Gymnastics Academy in Yeovil with a Small Sparks grant from the Discovery Community Fund. The fund allocates grants of £500-50,000 to groups for a range of activities to enable people with additional needs to live fulfilling lives in their community. It has […]

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6th November 2019

A Winning Combination

Discovery’s Supported Employment team is delighted to be the winner of the BASE (British Supported Employment Association) Team of the Year award! Supported Employment Manager, Alex Seddon said: “We are overjoyed to have won this award and it is testament to the team’s hard work and dedication. We have seen the number of people we support […]

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30th October 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about health lately

Personally, I’m of an age when I should have had a Wellman check-up. I haven’t. I guess that’s because whilst it’s important for me, it’s not yet important enough to me. I consider myself healthy enough, but do I really know? So, I’m in no position to preach but I do want to share some awful nationwide health data […]

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