Category: What We Do

2nd September 2020

Amy Stephenson

Amy Stephenson is a support worker in Yeovil. She started her career with Discovery in May as lockdown was in full swing. This is her story: “I was looking for a new job because the fashion store I worked in was closing. There were lots of adverts from different care providers but Discovery’s wasn’t full […]

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24th July 2020

A letter to MPs about face covering exemptions

Our parent company Dimensions is sharing the following letter to raise awareness about face covering exemptions and public understanding that not everybody is required to, or can, wear a face covering.

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20th July 2020

Online Colleague induction is a huge success

After a successful campaign to recruit more colleagues during the last three months, creating an online induction process has been a challenge. More than 100 colleagues have been through our induction process in the last eight weeks. Colleagues usually work in their allocated service from day one, receiving their local induction, but because of lockdown […]

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17th July 2020

And the winner is…

Yesterday, we had our monthly ‘Everyday Heroes’ call to select the winner of our Everyday Heroes scheme, who receives a certificate and a £50.00 voucher! Quality Consultants, Alice, Robert and Ryan, listened intently to each of the nominations and narrowed them down until just two remained. After much deliberation, they selected Lauren Murphy as our […]

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14th July 2020

Dedicated to Discovery

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Tim, who works at one of our services in Somerset is finally returning home after 4 months living in his motorhome outside work so that he can continue to do his job and protect his vulnerable child. When lockdown was announced, Tim faced a very difficult personal decision as he has a vulnerable child; he […]

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3rd July 2020

Discovery values me, as me

I am delighted that today we have launched our new video and brochure to promote equality, celebrate diversity and ensure inclusion. Both resources will be used inside and outside our organisation to make sure the message that Discovery values me as me is heard loudly and clearly.

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22nd June 2020

New sexuality and relationships charter

Pride month means many things to many people.

Whatever their gender identity or sexuality, this Pride we’d like to remind people with learning disabilities and autism (and those around them) of their rights when it comes to intimate relationships.

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8th June 2020

National Carers Week

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At the start of National Carers Week, we’d like to share appreciation for our amazing colleagues in Discovery and Dimensions who are making such an effort to ease the impact the pandemic has on people we support.

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1st June 2020

The 2020 Leaders’ List is open for entries

The 2020 Leaders’ List is open for entries and we would like to encourage you to nominate yourself or someone you know. The Leaders’ List is a collection of stories about people with learning disabilities and/or autism which celebrates their achievements. Everyone who enters or is nominated receives a certificate and 40 winners’ stories will […]

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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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