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14th January 2021

Wellbeing in nature

The Discovery Community Fund has awarded £50,000 to a Somerset nature project to enable people with learning disabilities and/or autism to connect with the natural environment to improve their health and wellbeing.

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5th January 2021

Adventure therapy in somerset

The Discovery Community Fund has awarded Adventure Therapy a grant of almost £33,000 to provide outdoor activities to adults with additional needs in Somerset. All of the activities are designed to improve mental health and wellbeing, improve vitality and create a sense of accomplishment. This has been particularly important during lockdown.

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16th December 2020

New job for christmas

CHRISTMAS has come early for a Yeovil man who is joining Discovery as an outreach worker.
33-year-old Jonathan Peckover, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, will support people with autism and learning needs to be independent and to get out and about in their community.

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23rd November 2020

STOMPing out over medication

A carer guides a man's hand while he holds a ball.

A man we support at The Willows in Taunton has had his medication successfully reduced and stopped after a STOMP plan was introduced in the summer. STOMP is an NHS campaign to ‘stop the over medication of people with learning disabilities and/or autism’. The man was taking antidepressant medications Citalopram and Amitriptyline when Discovery started […]

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23rd November 2020

CQC rating

In the past two months Discovery has received one ‘Good’ and one ‘Requires Improvement’ rating from CQC, the latter service previously rated ‘Good.’

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2nd November 2020

Egg-cellent news

A jobseeker is celebrating egg-cellent news after securing employment working on an egg farm, thanks to the Discovery supported employment service. James Padfield, 34, from Castle Carey, and Paula Dowding, who works as a supported employment co-ordinator, have been applying for jobs since March when James lost his gardening job due to lockdown.

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23rd October 2020

Key worker success

Glastonbury’s busy ambulance station has welcomed a new member to its team, who’s delighted to become a key worker.

Ryan Chapman, 33, has achieved his first job and is proud to be responsible for keeping the ambulance station clean and tidy for its busy staff.

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15th October 2020

Small sparks comes to the rescue

Jordan, who works as a mechanic in Bridgwater, has been awarded a grant to buy his own tools.
The grant from Small Sparks is part of the Discovery Community Fund which awards people with additional needs £500 to enable them to live fulfilling lives in their community.

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