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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…

Could you make a difference to a young person’s start in life?

Could you make a difference to a young person’s start in life?

A call for more residents to provide vulnerable young people with a safe and supportive home environment they may never have had before in their lives is being made by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Residents who think they could welcome a young person into their family and help them develop independence and life… Read More…

Grant supports Pier’s greener, cleaner, drive

Grant supports Pier’s greener, cleaner, drive

Grant aid is supporting Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier in its continuing drive to be cleaner and greener by helping to pay for two new electric vehicles. The new vehicles have been built by Bradshaw, the UK’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles for industry, and cost a total of £52,000. They will replace the attraction’s existing diesel… Read More…

Grant funding at the grassroots

Grant funding at the grassroots

Grassroots community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £1,500 from The Somerset Fund with the deadline for the next round of funding approaching fast. Somerset County Council strongly supports Somerset Community Foundation’s initiative that provides financial support for groups that are anchored firmly within their neighbourhood. Businesses too are urged… Read More…

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