SEND improvement update: New interim Autism and/or ADHD service 24 June, 2021

It is important for children and young people of school age to get the support they need when presenting with differences that may be related to autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group are working in partnership to improve Somerset’s services…

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Get involved with Somerset’s listening events 24 June, 2021

There are many ways you can get involved with helping to shape services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in Somerset. Over the coming weeks, listening events will take place for parent carers and anyone who works with children and young people with SEND…

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SEND improvement update: Stay ‘supercharged’ and fully fit by having your annual health check 24 June, 2021

Supercharged Me is a co-produced campaign, supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities to register with their GP, making them aware they have learning disabilities and encourage them to attend their annual health check. Annual health checks are available for anyone aged 14 and over with a learning disability.…

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‘Bold & Brave’ shop set to open in Somerset 24 June, 2021

A new shop which aims to help vulnerable young people boost their employability and life skills is set to open in Somerset. The new social enterprise, called Bold & Brave, is the result of collaboration between Young Somerset and sen.se (Special Educational Needs. Somerset Expertise) and will be based at…

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New resources for parents 24 June, 2021

The Somerset Parent Carer Forum has teamed up with the Pears Foundation to create a pack of resources for Somerset’s parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who support them. The forum used feedback they gathered from talking to families over…

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Time to Talk – Somerset Parent Carer Forum helpline 24 June, 2021

The Somerset Parent Carer Forum would like to remind parents and carers in Somerset about their free helpline service – ‘Time to Talk’. Being a carer can feel isolating and this is being made even harder due to the impacts of coronavirus. The service, which re-launched in June 2021, aims…

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Volunteers wanted to take part in digital health research 24 June, 2021

Do you provide digital support for another person, for example, with online shopping, banking, healthcare or generally navigating the internet? Are you aged over 45 and would like to make a difference in how online health services are delivered? Research movement ‘Healthwave’ is working to help improve healthcare by exploring…

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Our Voice Somerset – latest Somerset Connect magazine out now 24 June, 2021

The latest Connect magazine from Our Voice Somerset is out now! ‘Our Voice Somerset’, part of Somerset County Council’s Learning Disability Partnership Forum, provides support for adults with learning disabilities. Click here to be redirected to the magazine where you will find loads of fun activities, details about online events,…

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Get creative for Frontline Workers’ Day – Monday 5 July 24 June, 2021

Have you got anything fun planned for NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day on Monday 5 July? It’s more important than ever this year to take the time to thank our brilliant and dedicated frontline workers, but if you haven’t planned anything yet, don’t worry – there is still…

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Somerset Public Health campaign encourages residents and tourists to stay Covid-safe 24 June, 2021

Somerset County Council’s Public Health department, in partnership with Visit Somerset and Visit Exmoor, this week launched a new campaign thanking Somerset residents and visitors for adhering to the Covid-19 guidance and encouraging them to keep doing so. Along with vaccinations, there are many things people can do to keep…

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