Somerset News

New Somerset Disability Engagement Service

New Somerset Disability Engagement Service

A new service, launching this week, aims to make it easier for people with disabilities in Somerset to make their voices heard.   The Somerset Disability Engagement Service, run by AJM Healthcare, will work with Somerset County Council to deliver its engagement and consultation with disabled people throughout the county for the next two years.   For the… Read More…

Somerset preparing for mass Covid-19 vaccinations

Somerset preparing for mass Covid-19 vaccinations

Plans are fully underway in Somerset to prepare for a mass Covid-19 vaccination roll out now the Government has authorised the Pfizer vaccination for use across the UK, starting from next week. Somerset County Council is working closely with health colleagues to support the vaccination programme. This includes having hundreds of Council staff on standby… Read More…

Stay up to date with Clinton Rogers’ weekly Covid Catch Up

Stay up to date with Clinton Rogers’ weekly Covid Catch Up

Somerset County Council has enlisted the help of former BBC television journalist Clinton Rogers for a new weekly series of informative Covid Catch Up videos. The former BBC Points West correspondent will front the new series which aims to help people understand how Covid-19 is affecting Somerset, and what we can all be doing to… Read More…

Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement

Somerset’s SEND services set out blueprint for improvement

Services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Somerset reached an important milestone this week, with the publication of a plan for rapid improvement. During an assessment earlier this year on how effectively SEND services were supporting families and children in Somerset, inspectors from the Office… Read More…

Millfield Swimming Pool to re-open to the local community

Millfield Swimming Pool to re-open to the local community

  From Friday 4th December, Millfield Swimming Pool will re-open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity for local residents to improve their physical health in an Olympic sized pool. Alongside physical benefits, swimming can also provide a boost to mental wellbeing. Lane swimming sessions are available for one-hour time slots, with various dates… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace  5th-22nd December 2020

Christmas at the Palace 5th-22nd December 2020

Plans are well underway at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to bring some festive cheer to the area with their ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event. With a start date of 5th December, shortly after the national lockdown ends and Mendip moves into Tier 2, Palace Staff feel strongly that they want to bring some socially-distanced… Read More…

Browse for Books again in Somerset Libraries

Browse for Books again in Somerset Libraries

Following recent announcements regarding Somerset‘s Covid-19 Tier 2 status, Somerset Libraries are delighted to reinstate browsing of shelves for books, talking books and DVDs from 2 December. Once again, anyone with a library card can come to their local library and choose from thousands of titles and borrow up to 20 items at a time… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace  5th-22nd December 2020

Christmas at the Palace 5th-22nd December 2020

Plans are well underway at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to bring some festive cheer to the area with their ‘Christmas at the Palace’ event. With a start date of 5th December, shortly after the national lockdown ends and Mendip moves into Tier 2, Palace Staff feel strongly that they want to bring some socially-distanced… Read More…

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 November) and ‘Cyber Monday’, (Monday 30 November), the two… Read More…

New A&E project supports young people around alcohol and drugs

New A&E project supports young people around alcohol and drugs

An innovative new project to reduce and support the number of young people repeatedly turning up at A&E with alcohol, drugs or violence related illness or injury has launched at Musgrove Park Hospital. The Somerset Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is funding Turning Point (who run Somerset Drug and Alcohol Services) to deliver ‘Admit’ – a… Read More…

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