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Board games donated to local charity
13 December 2017
Last Monday, Jonny Mathers our Tenancy Sustainment Team Leader visited the XTND Improving Futures project to donate board games collected by our colleagues.
Seaward Way Dreamscheme donates to local foodbank
27 November 2017
Seaward Way, Minehead has been a hive of activity with residents young and old getting involved in the latest Dreamscheme activity to be held in the neighbourhood, working together to collect much needed donations for the local foodbank.
Dreamscheme community launch in Yeovil neighbourhood
14 August 2017
Last week saw the launch of Yeovil’s latest summer initiative for residents at Wyndham Park.
Future of community investment in the south west
18 July 2017
By: Pete Davies, Community Empowerment Manager
Making a digital difference #GOLW16
21 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Manager, Vicky James, brings Get Online Week to a close casting a look back at some of our accomplishments over the last year.
Keep your children safe online #GOLW16
19 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Manager talks about keeping your children safe online
A day in the life of our Digital Inclusion Worker #GOLW16
18 October 2016
Our Digital Inclusion Outreach Worker, Nick Cocking, blogs about what he gets up to to support residents to get online.
Celebrating Get Online Week 2016 #GOLW16
17 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Team Manager, Gia Hancock, blogs about how we can help residents access online services this Get Online Week.
Our “new look” Resident Engagement service
22 July 2016
We’ve been looking at ways to improve how we engage with our residents. We did a consultation by email with residents and had over 300 responses that have helped us to develop our ideas. We’ve now finalised our plan and will launch our new look Resident Engagement service on 1 October 2016.
Mini “Olympics” event in Wellington encourages community to get active
11 September 2015
Around 90 local people and the Mayor of Taunton attended a summer “Olympics” event in Dobree Park, Wellington, last Thursday.
Our Yeovil Foyer receives ‘TalentS’ award for its investment in young people’s talents
21 August 2015
Our Yeovil Foyer has been awarded a ‘TalentS’ award by national organisation, The Foyer Federation.
Young people in Bristol embrace healthy eating on a budget
03 June 2015
A group of young people in Bristol have produced a recipe book and a film, to help others like them to eat more healthily on a tight budget.
Young people from Yeovil celebrate a year of healthy living
25 May 2015
Young people from Yeovil joined together to host an event to celebrate completing a year of healthy living.
Our support service for young people facing homelessness has a new location
19 May 2015
The Pathways to Independence (P2i) Hub, which we run in Yeovil, has moved to a new location in the town today.
Community in Taunton enjoys afternoon of sports
16 April 2015
Over 50 young people and their families enjoyed a community sports afternoon in Taunton on Friday, which we organised in partnership with Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council.
Initiative to boost local sport participation kicks-off at Yeovil Town FC
05 March 2015
Young people from Yeovil teamed up with star players from Yeovil Town F.C. last week to launch a new initiative to help more local people into sport.
We showcase into work offer and local investment to Weston MP
06 February 2015
We showcased our investment in North Somerset last Friday, when local MP John Penrose visited our office in Worle.
Apprentices celebrate achievements
05 February 2015
Six young people celebrated their achievements as apprentices with us last week.
Celebrity chef adds support to healthy living event
20 January 2015
Young people from Yeovil attended a healthy living event last week, which included a surprise appearance from celebrity chef Lesley Waters.
Lights, camera, social action
02 January 2015
We've launched a series of short films to showcase how we're creating job, volunteering and work experience opportunities for people in the region.
We're sponsoring Santa's Grotto
02 December 2014
We've donated £100 worth of sponsorship to Charborough Road Primary School in Filton, Bristol.
We've been shortlisted for national ‘Community Achievement’ award
26 October 2014
We’ve been shortlisted in the ‘Community Achievement’ category of this year’s 24 Housing Awards for a project we run for young people in Wellington.
Are you a young jobseeker in North Somerset? Our new partnership could help
15 September 2014
We're part of a new project, called HYPE West, which has been launched to help and support young jobseekers across North Somerset.
We've been awarded an enhanced level Employability Chartermark for Business
20 August 2014
We've been awarded an enhanced level Employability Chartermark for Business, for our business strategy commitment to employability.
Community Empowerment news: Creating Active Communities in Yeovil, North Taunton and Minehead
28 July 2014
We’re leading a partnership project called ‘Creating Active Communities’ which is set to receive a share of £15 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation…
Community Empowerment news: Two communities come together to create a dragon!
28 July 2014
We’ve worked with two of our communities to design and position a dragon as part of Taunton Deane’s Dragon Trail.
Our partnership to give local sport a boost in Somerset communities
11 July 2014
A project called ‘Creating Active Communities’ is set to help more local people get into sport thanks to £167,450 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.
“Create Fest ’14” event at Yeovil Foyer celebrates young people’s creativity and talents
23 June 2014
Young residents at our Yeovil Foyer held a ‘Create Fest’ on Friday 13 June - opening the doors of the Foyer to the public, to showcase the skills and talents of the young people and give visitors an insight into what it’s like to live in supported housing.
We'e celebrating winning New Apprentice Employer of the Year Award
13 June 2014
We've been announced as New Apprentice Employer of the Year as the Weston College Business Awards.
Come along to “Create Fest ’14”: an event led and run by young people at the Yeovil Foyer
02 June 2014
Young residents at our Yeovil Foyer are holding a ‘Create Fest’ on Friday 13 June between 1pm and 4.30pm.
We donate items to school in rural Zambia
20 May 2014
We've donated 50 drawstring bags full of items such as pens, beach balls and torches, to a school in rural Solwezi in Zambia.
Young residents at Foyers show talent at basketball sessions
24 March 2014
Residents from the Bristol and Yeovil Foyers took part in basketball ‘Ignite Days’ on Wednesday 12 March and Thursday 13 March.
We've joined partners to open a new children's centre
14 March 2014
On Wednesday 12 March, we joined partner organisations, Knowle West Children’s Centre, Inns Court Centre and Bristol City Council, to celebrate the opening of a new children’s centre in Knowle.
Project Wellington’s community event is a great success, with more to come
06 March 2014
The joint working group, Project Wellington, held a successful Halloween community event for residents from the Cades Farm area last year, and has another planned for the coming months.
We work with Worle Community School to bring generations together
04 March 2014
We've joined forces with Worle Community School to bring young and old together in debate and discussion, as part of Parliament Week 2013.
Happy chefs: Five young people cook up an Italian treat at the Yeovil Foyer
21 January 2014
Five young residents who receive support at the Yeovil Foyer, took part in a cooking session on Monday 20 January.
We invite young students at Weston College to take a tour of our new office
05 December 2013
We invited 14 young people to take a tour of our new office on Wednesday 4 December, ahead of the official launch of our apprenticeship programme.