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Organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, the GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward small to medium sized charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK and have…

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The latest edition of the Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter, which contains updates on local and national domestic abuse related matters, is now available to download here.

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Connecting you… A new way to plug-in to Somerset’s growing Community Connect movement is now available! The Somerset Community Connect website is full of information and advice that can help you and the individuals you work with, to make local links that will help make life better. Whether you’re supporting someone who is looking for groups…

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On Tuesday 2nd July members of the VCSE community and the public sector in Somerset came together for a Community Safety Forum at Long Sutton Golf Course. More than 50 people attended and heard updates from: Lucy Macready, Somerset County Council – Safer Communities Partnership and Referral Pathways Amy Hurst, Sedgemoor District Council – Serious…

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service works every day with its communities and partners to prevent emergencies and to make people safer in their homes, workplaces and the places they visit. Its Safer Together programme proposes to change the way it works, to ensure it is responding to current and future risks in Somerset…

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Public Health England will be launching a major national campaign, led by the Richmond Group of Charities, to inspire people with long-term health conditions to get active.  The campaign, which will be launched in September, aims to challenge misconceptions around being active with long-term conditions, providing a unified voice and a strong, emotional platform to…

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VCSE representative, Nik Harwood, attended the meeting of the Somerset Children’s Trust on 14th May 2019. You can read his summary below: Closing statement on Children’s Plan 2016-2019 was shared with achievements and areas for improvement (including those ported into the 2019-2022 plan, which is now published) Theme for forward planning with heavy emphasis on…

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Community Council for Somerset have recently announced new dates for their programme of training aimed at anybody involved in community buildings. The full day training events will offer several courses throughout the day on a range of useful topics, including: Trustees roles and responsibilities Funding opportunities and how to write a successful application Meetings and…

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The latest newsletter from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board is now available. This edition includes: News from the SSAB SSAB Annual Conference New Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 Mendip House Safeguarding Adult Review in the news Changes to MARAC Get the SSAB Website on your phone or tablet Business Manager Blog Learning Lessons National: ‘Colin’ Regional: …

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This week, children and young people helped launch a document that will shape the way Somerset County Council and its partners support them over the next three years. The voices of children and young people have been central to the creation of the Children and Young People’s plan for 2019-22 which outlines the challenges and…

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