Our Adult Social Care service now offers a return to practice programme for Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. You can find out more about the programme here We caught up with Ramona Budisan, Social Worker in our Sedgemoor and West Somerset team, to hear about her return to practice journey. Why did you decide you wanted to return to practice? I think there’s nothing more fulfilling that helping and empowering people to make a positive difference in their lives.Read More
Welcome to our new Social Care blog
We’re excited to be sharing our news with you and our regular updates will tell you more about what we love about working in Somerset social care.
We will keep you updated about upcoming events including our work with Community Care as well as colleague news across both Adults’ and Children’s services and our partners.
We’re proud to work in Somerset and we want you to know why you should come and join us and spread your wings in your career
The spotlight is a nice slice of South Somerset this week thanks to a fab new article published by our friends at Community Care. Journalist Tristan Donavon spoke to three of our fantastic team members about practice, career development, team spirit, life and cake! It’s all part of our exciting full partnership with Community Care Live in the run-up to its big London event on 15/16 October – we’ll be there hoping to meet potential new colleagues. Tristan chatted toRead More
Paul is our Principal Social Worker and Head of Service for Quality Assurance at Somerset County Council. He came to us as a Service Manager in 2009 and has been here ever since, having had the rare privilege of working in all four areas of the county. Here he talks about our recent annual Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Conference. “The annual SSCB conference took place in April – we saw fantastic engagement across a wide range of Somerset partners,Read More
** Our May event is now booked up. Our next event is 22 July – book now to avoid disappointment ** In the morning we will be visiting one of our favourite locations in West Somerset, Hestercombe House for a ramble around the gardens and then for some lovely lunch. You will have time to get to know your fellow visitors as well as enjoy the surroundings. In the afternoon you will meet potential colleagues at County Hall and can find out whatRead More
Our teams work really hard throughout the whole year, so really look forward to their away days together. A bit of fun, a bit of team building and bonding and chance to get away from the office and its pressures just for a short while. Rachel Bovingdon is a Team Manager in Assessment in Sedgemoor and tells us that these days are essential to bring everybody together outside of work so we all remember that we’re human – and it’sRead More
Stephen Chandler, our Director of Adults’ Services is pretty active on Twitter have a look here at some of his interests here He shared some great stuff on Work Social Work day to really showcase our teams and the people we work with. Here’s a great pic of Stephen with our Director of Children’s Services, Julian WoosterRead More
We have a great presence on social media today for World Social Work Day Take a look at our Somerset County Council and Somerset Careers Facebook pages to see more. You can see a few words from our Directors of both Adults’ and Children’s Services at our Somerset News Room and a slideshow of our first Engagement Day with Social Services staff here talking about why they love Somerset. Read More
Somerset County Council Social Care Engagement Day, 5 February 2019. We had a great day with our colleagues from Adults’ and Children’s Services and Mental Health, talking to them about why they love where they work. Here’s some pics of the day – videos and blog entries from the people in these photos coming soon Everyone who attended was entered into a raffle for prizes from our lovely local businesses… Thanks to West Somerset Railway, Castle Hotel Taunton and BerrysRead More
Welcome to our new Social Care blog. We’re excited to be sharing our news and events with you and our regular updates will tell you more about what we love about working in Somerset social care, upcoming events including our work with Community Care as well as colleague news across both Adult’s and Children’s services and our partners. We’re proud to work in Somerset and we want you to know why you should come and join us. We kicked offRead More