At the start of National Carers Week, we’d like to share appreciation for our amazing colleagues in Discovery and Dimensions who are making such an effort to ease the impact the pandemic has on people we support.
Lockdown has made us value our relationships more than ever. On National Best Friends’ Day, we would like to celebrate the wonderful friendship between Paula (left) and Mary who we support at different locations in Frome.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
UNISON Somerset has awarded Discovery a silver award for meeting key standards in UNISON’s Care Worker Safety Charter, making us the regional leader in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in our locations throughout Somerset. Discovery Colleagues have gone that extra mile to care for the people we support. Examples include one colleague, whose […]
Lorna Mitchell is the Better Practice Lead at Croftlands in Bridgwater and she is a Mental Health First Aider. I don’t think anyone quite has the words to explain what on earth is going on at the moment; one day easily blends into another and another. It’s a very confusing time for everyone, which causes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]