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27th November 2023

Inclusion at Hestercombe Gardens thanks to funding success

Based in Somerset, Hestercombe is a tranquil oasis filled with historic gardens, an art gallery and tea room. Keen to make the attraction more accessible, Hestercombe applied and were awarded a Discovery Community grant towards a Changing Places facility. 1/4 million people in the UK need Changing Places Toilets to allow them to get out […]

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23rd November 2023

 It’s not just cricket…

… it’s about ensuring that those with learning disabilities and/or autistic people lead a healthy lifestyle, build social connections, and improve their lives – something core to the values of the Somerset Cricket Foundation.  The Foundation piloted cricket activity partnerships with day service providers, with the aim of reaching more adults with learning disabilities. They […]

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12th October 2023

Discovery colleagues honoured at Inspiring People Awards 2023 event

An amazing group of inspiring colleagues recently gathered in Ilminster, Somerset, for the annual Discovery Inspiring People Award event. Hosted at The Shrubbery Hotel, Discovery colleagues and people supported were in high spirits to celebrate the nominations, as well as look back over the year via a video featuring BBQs, people looking after their homes […]

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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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