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21st January 2022

Reimagining Pedro

By Darryl Richards – Support worker I first met Pedro (not his real name or photo) as an agency worker. Pedro came across as an angry man. He would ram things in his wheelchair, tip it up, shout and bang the floor, the walls and the doors. His staff told me not to worry; Pedro […]

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19th November 2021

Stunning sunflowers

Drum roll please…..we are thrilled to announce the winners of our popular sunflower-growing competition which took place over the summer. Alice, the Deputy Chair of the Discovery Council is the winner of the tallest sunflower. Her sunflower is a whopping 13 feet! The award for the most beautiful sunflower goes to Robin Biberger from Frome. […]

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8th November 2021

Supported employment success

The Discovery Supported Employment team started new conversations with nineteen businesses in September about how it could help support individuals with a learning disability or autism into work.

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1st November 2021

The Discovery Community Fund re-opens

The Discovery Community Fund is re-opening for applications and is keen to encourage initiatives which improve the safety, health and independence of people with learning disabilities and autism in Somerset.

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29th October 2021

Stephanie Mills, Manager of the Year award

Stephanie was nominated by Discovery’s managing director Helen Orford and will be represented by a person she supports at the Awards night itself. Stephanie told us, “I am ecstatic to have been nominated for an award within the manager’s category of the National Learning Disability awards. It was real honour to be recognised for the […]

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28th September 2021

Discovery’s policy on Covid-19 vaccinations

We have decided that it is now a condition of employment with us that all new recruits either have been vaccinated against Covid-19, or are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 – unless you can help us understand your legitimate reason for not being vaccinated which must align with the law.

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