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The latest newsletter from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board features an update on its strategic plan, a toolkit to help you develop a domestic abuse policy for your workplace or organisation, and details of a new online resource for those working with survivors of sexual violence. You can read the newsletter here.

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It is estimated that there are over 2,000 adults living in Somerset with moderate to severe learning disabilities, and this number is growing. Around half also have autism [Source: Somerset Intelligence, 2014]. However, with the right support, adults with learning disabilities can live a full life in their community. This often involves making spaces and…

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Could you help a young person to realise their full potential? Raising Aspirations is a fantastic community mentoring programme by Somerset Community Foundation, the Somerset Education Business Partnership and Spark Somerset, which matches volunteer mentors with students living in Taunton and Street. Through the programme, mentors have the opportunity make a huge difference to the…

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Networking & Events

Are you interested in social prescribing? Chloe Reeves and Aimie Cole, who have been leading the Richmond Group‘s ‘Doing the Right Thing‘ programme, will be presenting their learning around social prescribing from the last 18 months of work. The webinar will look at: What social prescribing is and is not The who, what and why…

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