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1st June 2020

The 2020 Leaders’ List is open for entries

The 2020 Leaders’ List is open for entries and we would like to encourage you to nominate yourself or someone you know. The Leaders’ List is a collection of stories about people with learning disabilities and/or autism which celebrates their achievements. Everyone who enters or is nominated receives a certificate and 40 winners’ stories will […]

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29th May 2020

Statement on Coronavirus

This page will be regularly updated with the actions we are taking, and any guidance we are issuing, due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19.

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22nd May 2020

Some heroes wear capes, ours wear headbands

Locality Manager, Jade Tillson, has collected 1100 headbands and button extensions for all of Discovery’s colleagues so that the protective masks are more comfortable to wear. The headbands and button extensions stop the masks from rubbing over the ears and digging into the eyes. Jade who is the Locality Manager for Russet House in Yeovil, […]

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18th May 2020

“It’s always better to talk than suffer in silence”

Paul Kitto is the Locality Manager at Selwyn House in Yeovil. At this very difficult and unprecedented time, I would like to raise awareness about the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that has been a fantastic resource for me. I am having to self-isolate for twelve weeks due to underlying health conditions, which has not been […]

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23rd April 2020

Discovery on the BBC

The amazing efforts of our dedicated and hard-working colleagues have been shared by BBC Breakfast News on 21 April, and BBC Radio Somerset on 24 April. Bryony, one of our support workers at Delmore Road in Frome, talked to BBC Radio Somerset’s breakfast show (approximately 1 hour & 17 minutes in) about how this pandemic is affecting us and […]

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2nd April 2020

“Having autism is awesome. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Claire Atkinson, the Operational Administrator for Employment Support, celebrates being autistic: I live in my own little world. I like it there. Last month I was 50. Most people would have had a big party to celebrate with lots of friends and family. That would be my worst nightmare. When I was 42, I was […]

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31st March 2020

“They fully understand person-centred support.”

During National Autism Awareness Week, Operations Administrator Harry talks about the challenges he faces and the success he has achieved at work: I worked at Somerset County Council for three years and completed a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship, before joining Discovery as an Operations Administrator in November last year. Project Search Internship Before I […]

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19th March 2020

Could extraordinary circumstances lead to an extraordinary new career?

If your job is at risk due to coronavirus, read on. No matter the circumstances, we will always need caring and values-driven people to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to lead safe and fulfilling lives. With a role as a Discovery Support Worker you have the peace of mind of knowing that you […]

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