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More Changing Places for Somerset

Discovery Latest
20 August 2019

Discovery – which provides person-centred support packages for people with learning disabilities and autism in Somerset – is participating in a campaign for more fully accessible toilets or `Changing Places’ in the county so people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and the elderly can lead a normal life. Nationally, more than a quarter of […]

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No man (or woman!) is an island

Discovery Latest
16 August 2019

Back in March, when I had only been in post for less than a week, it was suggested that I attend a session on the All Together Better course as a one-off so I could learn about social care (I haven’t worked in this area before), and also run a subsequent story about the experience. Five […]

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We’d like to welcome Steve Veevers

Discovery Latest
5 August 2019

Following a thorough interview and selection process, I am pleased to announce that Steve Veevers will be joining Discovery as our new Director of Transformation. Steve will join the Discovery Executive Team alongside myself, Chris Best (HR Director), Lisa Evans (Finance Director) and Jayne Kilgallen (interim Director of Operations). Steve will be joining Discovery in […]

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CQC ratings – where are we now?

Discovery Latest
2 August 2019

Twelve months ago I wrote about Discovery’s CQC ratings. Today, I’m going to return to that subject. Eleven of our CQC-registered locations are rated ‘good.’ Three are not in the position we would have hoped for by now; they ‘require improvement.’ Now, each overall rating is based on ratings in the critical areas of Safe, […]

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Discovery Progress Review

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1 August 2019

Discovery has now been delivering support across Somerset for 2 years. Our progress review, co-written by over 20 colleagues, families and commissioners, paints an authentic picture of Discovery. In the review, we celebrate numerous successes, lay out the challenges and define our priorities for the future. You can read the full review here. “In these […]

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Selwyn team are award winners!

Discovery Latest
2 July 2019

One of Discovery’s Short Break Respite services, Selwyn House in Yeovil, won the team award on Friday at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards ceremony held in Birmingham. The judges said that the innovative thinking and passion for people with autism and learning disabilities was second to none. The awards provide an opportunity to […]

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