Somerset Social Investment Fund

Somerset County Council have approved the development of a £1m Social Investment Fund to support Somerset businesses and communities to make a positive impact on local communities and the economy. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, July 2014

This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on the Latest Population estimates, Economic Factsheets , Well-being Map Explorer and University take-up. Read more »

June’s autism friendly films

Maleficent, Postman Pat, Tarzan and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time are the Autism Friendly films being shown in June at Cineworld, Odeon, Vue and Showcase cinemas. Read more »

Support local research into autism and caring

Josie Steel, Clinical Psychologist in Training at the University of Bath, is seeking the views of people with Autism Spectrum Condition and their caregivers to inform research she is undertaking with with Rona Aldridge at the Bristol Autism Spectrum Service. Read more »

Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote

SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote) provide independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and well-being or your health and social care services. Read more »

In The Mix Youth Project

In The Mix Youth Project is a local youth work provider based in Somerset providing informal youth work opportunities and experiences for young people. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, May 2014

This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment summary report 2013/14, new data on levels of personal debt, and the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey: Illness and Disability. Read more »

Somerset: Our County – JSNA Summary 2013-14

This publication provides a summary of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, and includes topical facts and figures and overview of the key issues currently facing Somerset and the longer term priorities agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. Read more »

Learning Exchange Network

This provider-led network aims to encourage learning, development, training and information sharing, discussion and support. Find out more about forthcoming network sessions across the South West. Read more »

Diversity Voice

The community website at www.diversityvoice.com includes an interactive forum for children and young people, teachers and parents. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, April 2014

This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on Child Health Profiles, Distance Travelled to Work data, Child Benefit Opt-Out and Climate. Read more »

Safe Places: Staying safe in your community

Safe Places is a community safety scheme in Somerset which aims to help vulnerable adults with learning disabilities deal with any situation that makes them feel scared, threatened, at risk or confused when they’re out in the community. Read more »

Unit project

Unit is a new monthly project led by sudents at the University of the West of England UWE bringing young people with autism aged 14-18 together to participate in cheap, relaxed and informal activities. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, March 2014

This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on Teenage Pregnancy, Local Tobacco Profiles, the Value of Tourism and Rough Sleeping. Read more »

Supported living flats

South West Independence, a residential care service, are now taking referrals for people seeking accommodation within 10 flats in Sedgemoor for adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities, mild Mental Health issues and Physical Disabilities. Read more »

South West Independence

South West Independence Ltd is a residential care service which helps adults with learning disabilities to live happily and independently in Sedgemoor and the surrounding area. Read more »

Introducing Andy Heron

Andy Heron who has joined Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as its first Chief Operating Officer, took time out from his first week to introduce himself and speak about his new job. Read more »

BASS North Somerset

BASS is a monthly advice service for adults with autism spectrum conditions which takes place in Weston-super-Mare every second Wednesday of the month, from 12.30-4.30pm. Read more »

Autistic Eye

20 year old Josh Curd, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has recently started a not-for-profit social enterprise called Autistic Eye to value, advertise and sell the work of artists with Autism.  Autistic Eye are looking for more artists to get involved… Read more »

Bath and North East Somerset Advice Service

The Advice Service, for adults with autism spectrum conditions and Aspergers and their family or carers living in Bath and North East Somerset, will take place every Wednesday at the Percy Community Centre in Bath from 1pm-5pm. Read more »