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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Jody Tandy is the Better Practice Lead at The Willows in Taunton. In this moving blog, she talks about the prejudice she has encountered as a lesbian.
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.
Support workers in Chard have helped Trudi to rebuild a cherished friendship. Trudi grew up on the Falkland Islands and became good friends with Trudy. “We went to the same school and I would often catch a lift on the back of her bike because the curvature of my spine made it difficult for me to keep up with the rest of my friends” explained Trudi.
This year, Learning Disability Week is all about friendship… something we must all work hard at during the peculiar times we live in. Indeed, over three quarters of the people we support have told us that they worry about not being able to see friends and family.