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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
UNISON Somerset has awarded Discovery a silver award for meeting key standards in UNISON’s Care Worker Safety Charter, making us the regional leader in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in our locations throughout Somerset. Discovery Colleagues have gone that extra mile to care for the people we support. Examples include one colleague, whose […]
After the world of corporate work took its toll on his physical and mental health, Johnathan started volunteering at the Seahorse Centre in 2017. He found it so refreshing and beneficial that two years later he’s started working for us! Johnathan started his career working in catering, and then moved into the world of corporate […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]