Engagement Bulletin – 13 November 2019

Healthier Choices

Small things can make a big difference! A learning event on encouraging people with additional needs or disabilities to make Healthy Lifestyle Choices is taking place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 in Glastonbury.

We encourage health professionals, support staff and carers to join us at this event to:

  • learn how we can better support people to make healthier choices and overcome barriers to accessing support and services
  • network with a variety of organisations and groups who support people with learning disabilities
  • develop ways of working together to help people live their lives to the full

To book a place, please email somccg.learning@nhs.net with your details and advise us of any special dietary or access requirements.

The Short Breaks Service is available to families of disabled children and young people living in Somerset aged 0 to 18 years. Short break care in Somerset is run by the Children with Disabilities Team, which is part of the Council’s Children’s services. Somerset County Council’s Short Break Publications are now available to view online – please click on the button below, to see more information on:

  • Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Holiday Activity Calendar

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Children with Disabilities Service

All Together Better is a citizen leadership course for residents of Somerset. We are looking for applicants who have first-hand experience of issues that affect vulnerable people and their families, people who think that life for people who need extra support could be better and want to improve the way things are now in their local community.

The course will be a mix of parents, family members, and people who work with people who have additional support from across, social care, health, education and leisure – but we need a few more parents and family members to apply so we have extended the closing date to 13 November.

The course is five, 2 day residential sessions which starts 3 December and runs once a month until 1 April. It provides a great opportunity to learn and share ideas and become part of a growing network of like-minded people.



A Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration event will take place at St John the Evangelist Church in Taunton on Monday 27th January between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. The event will commemorate victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

This year’s theme, ‘Stand Together’, explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups. It also looks at how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

There will be a wreath-laying, music and readings and everyone is welcome

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