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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has published its Commissioning Plan for victim services in Avon and Somerset. The OPCC engaged with multiple, varied stakeholders, including VCSE organisations in Somerset, to ensure their views were heard and considered in the development of future victim services. You can read the plan here.

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Somerset County Council are inviting residents, organisations and communities to have their say on health and wellbeing priorities in the County. This consultation will inform a joint ‘Improving Lives’ strategy which sets out how all members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board will work together over the next ten years to improve the lives…

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Somerset residents are being asked for their views on using the county’s 111 non-emergency phone line. The county’s independent health and care champion, Healthwatch Somerset, is asking people to share their experiences of using the service – so that the public voice can be fed into any decisions made by the commissioners later this year….

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Networking & Events

The Association of Chairs’ Beacon Programme will be coming to Taunton in the autumn, to provide support to Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income below £1 million) in their role. The programme will be delivering a series of workshops and providing a wide range practical resources tailored to the specific…

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Carers Voice, the influencing body for unpaid carers in Somerset, is holding the 2018 Carers Gathering. Unpaid carers in Somerset are invited to come along for a cream tea, and find out more about the support on offer from Carers Voice Somerset. It’s also a great opportunity to hear about the new Carers Service, find…

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