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Discovery Latest
17 October 2018

This month saw the publication of official social care workforce figures. Commentators pounced on the eye popping statistic that nearly 1 in 3 care workers left their jobs last year. Opposition politicians rushed to pronounce the death of social care. The government made whatever defence it could. But the thing that stood out to me […]

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Meet our new Locality Managers

Discovery Latest
28 September 2018

Our restructure of operations has been underway over the last couple of months and we’re now pleased to share the news of the appointments of our new Locality Managers. The map below highlights areas of the County for which our Locality Managers will be responsible. They will shortly be in touch with the people we […]

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Listening, and curiosity

Discovery Latest
7 September 2018

It is often said that we have two ears and one tongue and we should listen and speak proportionately. I believe that how the individuals who make up an organisation choose to listen, and how each person then responds to what he or she hears, are true tests of the strength of an organisation’s character. […]

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Response to Somerset County Council Savings Plan

Discovery Latest
4 September 2018

Discovery understands the substantial financial challenges facing Somerset County Council and we note that their savings plan published on 3/9/18 includes £770k from ‘Changes to the Learning Disability Contract.’ The detail behind this announcement clarifies that part of this saving is a technicality around the source of the funding. Another part is the long-planned and […]

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Download the summer edition of our enewsletter

Discovery Latest
23 August 2018

We’ve been collecting stories from across Discovery and we’d like to share them with you. In the summer 2018 edition of HearSAY read about some of the fantastic adventures the people we support have been on, Orchard Dale’s garden party and how Northmead House celebrated being open for 15 years! Download the newsletter here

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We’ve listened, learned and we will act

Discovery Latest
21 August 2018

We’re pleased to share with you, the results of our recent stakeholder surveys and health survey. Earlier this year, our key stakeholder groups (the people we support, their families and colleagues) were invited to share their views on Discovery and the support we provide. We strive to be an organisation that listens first and listens […]

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