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“Ask Amanda”…introducing our Family Consultant

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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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Our Supported Employment Team enables Pete to pursue his career

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30 November 2018

“After all I have been through, my hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to what my future at the hospital will bring.” Pete, Project SEARCH apprentice After failing his degree course, Pete spent a year looking for work. He struggled to secure permanent work without support and, instead, volunteered at a mobility […]

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Training the heavyweight champions of social care

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29 November 2018

  Muhammad Ali is quoted as saying, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” It’s hard to imagine anything more different than heavyweight boxing and social care, but I think Ali’s mindset can help all of us when faced […]

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Response to Somerset County Council’s decision to sell the Six Acres site

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26 October 2018

We are aware that rumours have been circulating in Taunton, about the potential closure of our Day Services building at Six Acres. Firstly, we would like to confirm that our support in Taunton is not ceasing. However, Somerset County Council and Discovery have always planned to modernise Day Services in Somerset. The future use of […]

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Locality Managers look to the future

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25 October 2018

Last Tuesday evening, our newly appointed team of Locality Managers gathered for the first time with the Senior Leadership team in Discovery. After what has been a challenging 12 months, the group were thanked, by Luke Joy-Smith (MD), for their commitment to Discovery and were congratulated on their success in being appointed to the Locality Manager roles. […]

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Harry receives nomination for the Leaders’ List

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24 October 2018

Our parent company, Dimensions UK, recently launched the Learning Disabilities and Autism Leaders’ List #LDALeadersList2018 in partnership with The Guardian newspaper (G2 supplement) , Learning Disabilities England (LDE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). The Leaders List is a way to bring together success stories from people with learning disabilities and/or autism and share them […]

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