Category: What We Do

8th August 2022

The Community Fund re-opens with a story to tell.

A group of people with learning disabilities on a stage

Do you know of an organisation in Somerset that is enthusiastic about inclusivity and making a difference to the local community, but needs a funding hand? Discovery reinvests 51% of any surplus we make into organisations across Somerset who want to support the health and independence of people with learning disabilities. Find out about the […]

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25th July 2022

Are you interested in what makes people tick?

back view of a woman we support and two support workers sat on a bench overlooking a canal

Are you interested in what makes people tick, and what makes… Friendship!  It can be tricky at times, especially when you have lockdown and learning disabilities.  This story is about how three friends have gone through it all together, even when it seemed like they wouldn’t…  Anna, Belle, and Clara (not their real names) live […]

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25th July 2022

When the missing piece arrives – James’s Story

Man in blue T-shirt holding a tablet up to his ear next to a table with tea and coffee making facilities

Do you get excited by the thought of transforming someone’s world? What about breaking barriers through technology? How would helping someone find that missing piece feel? Amazing?  Meet James. A 32-year-old autistic man who prefers to communicate with body language over words, which means that although he can make his needs known, it’s limited. Body […]

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30th May 2022

35 years of supporting people to lead great lives

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Today we feature Trina Bright, Discovery’s Head of Coaching and Practice Support. Trina has dedicated the past 35 years to supporting people with learning disabilities and people with autism. If you’re suffering knockbacks at school; if those around you are saying ‘you can’t…’; if you keep getting turned away from jobs you want – we […]

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20th May 2022

How Mike went from Isolation to Independence

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When Mike finished college, the prospects available didn’t help him progress. So the family moved to France, where Mike became friends with everyone in the village—finding freedom, independence, confidence, and a great social life through a family-orientated culture. However, there was no- one his age, plus it’s important for Mike to be around his siblings […]

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