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The feelings of change

Natasha Neenan
15 February 2019

I am writing to share my thoughts on how things are progressing around the changes which have taken place in Discovery.  I won’t reiterate why we needed to change, I think that’s largely done and dusted. Instead I will share my thoughts on how I think it’s going. My first thought reflecting on the past […]

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When spreadsheets meet crochet

Natasha Neenan
8 February 2019

“Four people we support managed to invite themselves to my wedding a few years back,” laughs Lisa. “I loved it and so did they. I like to think its how we work round here.” Lisa’s just back in the office having visited Theresa, a lady Discovery supports near Bridgwater “I met Theresa once before,” Lisa […]

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Discovery Community Fund launches in Somerset

Discovery Latest
9 January 2019

The new Discovery Community Fund will support improvements to the health and independence of people with learning disabilities and autism right across Somerset. Applications to the fund, which is the result of the ground-breaking partnership between Somerset County Council and local learning disability support provider Discovery, should be made to Somerset Community Foundation, which is […]

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Our colleagues reflect on 2018

Discovery Latest
20 December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we invited our colleagues to reflect personally on the year and share what it’s meant for them to work for Discovery throughout 2018. We want to thank each and every one of our colleagues for their dedication and commitment to ensuring we make positive change to the lives of adults […]

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“All Together, Better” is coming to Somerset

Discovery Latest
18 December 2018

Wouldn’t it be satisfying to change the social care system in Somerset, to see a future which had been influenced by the people who really understand what it’s like, to live in Somerset communities with a learning disability? Over the past 21 years, more than 2,500 people across the UK have been enabled to achieve […]

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“Ask Amanda”…introducing our Family Consultant

Discovery Latest
7 December 2018

Our parent company, Dimensions, has pioneered the use of family consultants to champion the role and rights of families within our support, and where necessary to act as a stone in the organisation’s shoe. Discovery is delighted to welcome Amanda Watson into that role with us in Somerset. Over to Amanda: Hi! I’m Amanda, one of […]

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