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Wellbeing Champion urges students to have their say

Wellbeing Champion urges students to have their say

Hannah Vile, the new Young Person’s Health and Wellbeing Champion for Somerset, is urging young people from across Somerset to have their say. Hannah, who is excited to be promoting the voice of local students, is heading up a new project aimed at improving outcomes for young people. Hannah is creating a student voice task… Read More…

Supporting residents facing food poverty during lockdown

Supporting residents facing food poverty during lockdown

FOOD clubs, pantries and food banks across Bath and North East Somerset are continuing to provide essential support to residents facing food poverty during lockdown. Alongside the Community Wellbeing Hub, they are proving a lifeline for hundreds of people who have lost their jobs or seen their income reduced as a result of the pandemic.… Read More…

Councils assess impact on town centres

Councils assess impact on town centres

The impact of the new lockdown on town centres in Somerset and what that means for schemes designed to aid social distancing and encourage walking and cycling is being assessed. Several temporary measures currently remain in place such as one-way systems in Bridgwater and Glastonbury, and pedestrianisation in Taunton, Yeovil, Wells and Frome. Somerset’s Active… Read More…

Yeovil pop-up care home opens doors

Yeovil pop-up care home opens doors

A new pop-up care home has now opened its doors to some of Somerset’s most elderly and frail residents as part of the fight against Coronavirus. The former Yeovil care home, Hendford Court (previously Acacia House) is ready to take residents once again after round-the-clock efforts by Somerset County Council and Somerset Care to get… Read More…

Somerset’s innovative health and social care sector attracts national praise

Somerset’s innovative health and social care sector attracts national praise

Somerset has been singled out for national praise thanks to the County Council’s exemplary support of communities and care providers, its willingness to pioneer change – and its response during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council is being showcased as an example of how local authorities can work hand in hand with communities to… Read More…

Virtual library an online hit in Bath and North East Somerset

Virtual library an online hit in Bath and North East Somerset

Residents of all ages keen to keep reading and finding information while libraries are closed during Coronavirus are making great use of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s new virtual library. Adults will soon be able to submit their own masterpiece in two new creative writing competitions. The virtual library has received lots of positive… Read More…

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