Each year, Dimensions and Discovery colleagues nominate a few people we support for a Change Maker certificate, for making a positive difference to their own or others’ lives. This could be anything from running a group to picking up a pint of milk for a neighbour. Every three months a panel of colleagues and people […]
Paul (not his real name) lived at the family home until he was 56. But the years took their toll. First came the loss of Paul’s mother, then his siblings moved out. The family was still close and came to visit a lot, so when lockdown struck, and Paul and his Pa had to fend […]
By Darryl Richards – Support worker I first met Pedro (not his real name or photo) as an agency worker. Pedro came across as an angry man. He would ram things in his wheelchair, tip it up, shout and bang the floor, the walls and the doors. His staff told me not to worry; Pedro […]
Drum roll please…..we are thrilled to announce the winners of our popular sunflower-growing competition which took place over the summer. Alice, the Deputy Chair of the Discovery Council is the winner of the tallest sunflower. Her sunflower is a whopping 13 feet! The award for the most beautiful sunflower goes to Robin Biberger from Frome. […]
The Discovery Supported Employment team started new conversations with nineteen businesses in September about how it could help support individuals with a learning disability or autism into work.
The Discovery Community Fund is re-opening for applications and is keen to encourage initiatives which improve the safety, health and independence of people with learning disabilities and autism in Somerset.
Stephanie was nominated by Discovery’s managing director Helen Orford and will be represented by a person she supports at the Awards night itself. Stephanie told us, “I am ecstatic to have been nominated for an award within the manager’s category of the National Learning Disability awards. It was real honour to be recognised for the […]
Are you aged 16-30 and interested in a career where you make a difference? We’re working with the Prince’s Trust to provide free online training so you can see if it suits you.
We have decided that it is now a condition of employment with us that all new recruits either have been vaccinated against Covid-19, or are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 – unless you can help us understand your legitimate reason for not being vaccinated which must align with the law.
A lead support worker has created a newsletter to ensure that Shirley is supported in a consistent way.