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Looking back, the best thing I did was ask for help.

Discovery Latest
10 October 2019

My name is Lorna Mitchell and I am a Locality Manager at The Willows and Orchard Bungalow in Taunton. I am a Mental Health First Aider and have been asked to tell you about the network and why I decided to get involved. I jumped at the opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider, […]

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Grant applications are now open for the Discovery Community Fund

Discovery Latest
24 September 2019

The second round of applications for grants from the Discovery Community Fund has begun. We want adults with learning disabilities and autism to live fulfilling lives in their communities, so we created the Community Fund, which awards grants of  between £500-50,000 to groups which provide a range of activities. So far, the fund has supported […]

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Listen to Luke Joy-Smith’s interview on BBC Somerset about Changing Places

Discovery Latest
20 September 2019

Our Managing Director, Luke Joy-Smith, appeared on BBC Somerset this morning to discuss Discovery’s call for more Changing Places in Somerset. You can listen from 2:18:58-2:23:40 to find out more about why we’re calling for enhanced provision of these vital facilities across Somerset and how you can get involved.

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More Changing Places for Somerset

Discovery Latest
20 August 2019

We are 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 a million people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as a growing number 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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