Latest News

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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16th February 2023

Ollie’s grand day out

Are you a can-do caring people person who is: Enthusiastic about people’s rights and inclusion? Isn’t fazed by a challenge and likes to think out the box? Likes to know you make a difference to someone’s day? Here, at Discovery we are passionate about making sure we do the best for the people we support, […]

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22nd December 2022

What is it like to be a trustee? We ask Harry

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What is it like to be a trustee? What do trustees do exactly? And what type of person makes a great trustee?  Today, we ask Harry, a Discovery trustee since we started in 2017.  Harry was working for Somerset County Council as a Young Person’s Champion when his job coach told him that Discovery was […]

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22nd December 2022

New face covering guidance for adult support teams

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On 15th December, the Government announced changes to masking guidance across adult social care in England, moving towards a risk-based use of masks. This updated guidance details the risk-based approach of using face masks and replaces previous guidance that stated face masks should be worn at all times across adult social care. Please note, there will be […]

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15th December 2022

Come with Verity on a tour of Cedar Park

Do you live near Shepton Mallet and need a flexible job? Here at Discovery, we aim to be as flexible as possible because we understand everyone has different lives. An understanding manager is just what you need in the twenty-first century, isn’t it? So today let’s meet Verity, Cedar Park’s Locality Manager: “I understand people […]

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22nd November 2022

Sexual violence – if in doubt, reach out

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Shocking research tells us that autistic adults and people with learning disabilities are 1.5 times more likely to experience sexual violence and abuse than their non-disabled counterparts (WHO 2012) Sometimes it’s hard to detect, but the impact of sexual violence and abuse can be long-lasting and devastating. That’s why when SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape […]

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