Category: What We Do

18th July 2023

You’ll never walk alone – Nigel’s Anfield adventure

Keinan and Nigel at Anfield smiling at the camera

Here at Discovery, we are always looking for ways to support people to live the life they choose. So last April, when Nigel, a person we support, told his locality manager, Keinan, about his dream to go and see his beloved football team Liverpool play, Keinan set about making it a reality It was a […]

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18th July 2023

‘I’ do: Graham’s special big blue wedding day

Graham stood under a big blue balloon arch

At Discovery, we are big on helping the people we support turn their dreams into reality, so today, here is one such (true life) story… Graham, a person we support, is an avid churchgoer with a dream to have a big wedding day. The type we all dream of, including bells, bows, balloons, as well […]

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3rd July 2023

Wish you were here? Fiona’s dream holiday.

Here at Discovery, we are hot on supporting people to make their dreams come true, so today, we share with you how Bryony and Fiona made Fiona’s dream holiday a reality. It all began in 2022 In a person-centred review between Fiona, a person we support, and Bryony, her assistant locality manager. Fiona told Bryony […]

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15th May 2023

CardioWall – Street’s ahead with engaging, energetic tech

A CardioWall was introduced to the people we support at Street in Somerset recently, enabling them to interact with both movement and reaction, whatever the age of the user, in groups or individually. The wall, which works with functions such as multi-coloured LED pods, a scoreboard, built-in sound effects and voice commands, is proving to […]

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28th April 2023

The power of ‘No’ – Martin’s story

Imagine a situation where you’ve been working with a gentleman you support for decades. You’ve built a great relationship, but he has never uttered a word. Then, one day out of the blue, he does… how would that feel for those supporting him, and how do you think it happened? Martin is a gentleman we […]

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9th March 2023

Robert raises £3000 for Dorothy House hospice care

Robert, someone who we support has had a challenging year. His mother passed away in December 2021 and he wanted to do something positive for the hospice, Dorothy house, which helped the family through this tough time. A high-flying aspiration with a deep heart Robert thought a skydive would be a great way to raise […]

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22nd February 2023

February is International Boost Your Self-Esteem month

Good self-esteem is important for both colleagues and people we support. Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself and can change throughout life. There are times when we feel positive and good about ourselves, perhaps it is praise from a colleague, a promotion, a new relationship, friendship, or a particular achievement of a goal. Other […]

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16th February 2023

Ollie’s grand day out

Are you a can-do caring people person who is: Enthusiastic about people’s rights and inclusion? Isn’t fazed by a challenge and likes to think out the box? Likes to know you make a difference to someone’s day? Here, at Discovery we are passionate about making sure we do the best for the people we support, […]

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22nd December 2022

What is it like to be a trustee? We ask Harry

A picture of Harry

What is it like to be a trustee? What do trustees do exactly? And what type of person makes a great trustee?  Today, we ask Harry, a Discovery trustee since we started in 2017.  Harry was working for Somerset County Council as a Young Person’s Champion when his job coach told him that Discovery was […]

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