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The latest Safer Somerset Partnership ‘Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter’ is now available click the link below to view. Domestic Abuse Newsletter ed13 more

DCMS and the Big Lottery Fund have today launched a joint funded programme investing £1.14m until 2022, as part of the wider Government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.  This funding will be used to develop training, support and advice for the sector and will be delivered in two phases:… more

The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund supports charitable projects that help to enhance and develop the local community, and benefit Larkfleet residents and other local people. Applications are now open, and constituted groups delivering charitable projects which will benefit communities within a 10 mile radius of the Larkfleet Rise development in Taunton, are invited to apply…. more

Somerset County Council is changing the way it provides day time activities for people with memory loss or dementia. They have announced a community grants programme, which is now open for applications. The initiative is aimed at supporting the development of services for people in Somerset with memory loss or dementia, over the next five… more

The latest ‘The Journey’ newsletter is now available. It’s includes an an overview and update on the Children and Young People’s Plan. You can view the newsletter here. more

Spark, with support from Somerset County Council, are running a special event for VCSE groups that work with Young Carers in Somerset. Whether young carers are your main beneficiaries, you regularly come into contact with young carers through other work, or you have an interest in supporting young carers, they would like to hear from you…. more

Fit for my Future will be hosting another live session on Thursday 6 December from 7pm – 7.30pm Visit the Facebook page to join the conversation, it’s an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about Fit for my Future, and hear more about the programme. If you’re unable to get online during the… more

Bookings are now open for the Somerset Mental Health Stakeholder Engagement Forum. The forum is keen to hear from a wide range of people with an interest in local mental health services. The theme for this meeting is ‘Fit For My Future’. Fit for my Future” is a developing strategy to support the health and… more

Somerset County Council have launched an 8 week public consultation on the proposed changes to their support and services for children and their families. You can have your say completing the online questionnaire, which is available here. There will also be a series of drop-in  sessions, where you can find out more about the proposed… more

In response to the recent announcements regarding Youth Service provision across the County, Spark will be holding a series of Voluntary Sector Forums aimed specifically at Youth Organisations. It’s a great opportunity to meet the Spark team and find out about the support they offer. Local funders will also be attending, and there will be… more