Positive feedback for Somerset House

AFG’s Somerset House supported living service for people with learning disabilities got a big thumbs up from Trustees and an AFG director following a health and safety walkabout.

The new-look ‘uMatter’ walkabout of Somerset House in Tameside focused on informal chats with staff and listened to the views of the people we support.

Somerset House team leader Andrea Easter said: “Thank you for choosing us for a visit. It was great to put faces to names and share our stories so they could see for themselves how things are – through good times and bad – and how we all pull together in times of need. We also shared pictures of our parties, outings and activities. The feedback was really positive and encouraging.”

Commenting after the visit Mental Health Director Chris Hughes said: “Well done everyone working at Somerset House. It was an absolute pleasure to walk around the service and meet the people we support. Such a dedicated staff team brilliantly led by Andrea! Your passion shone through.”

AFG Trustee Janet Wilkinson added: “Thanks to Andrea and the team and special thanks to Michael for inviting us into his flat and being such fun company.”

The Trustee and Executive ‘uMatter’ visits incorporate all AFG’s hospitals and larger services covering learning disability.

Andrea is pictured (sitting) with her ‘thank you’ card with (front row), left to right, Chris Hughes, Chairman of AFG Trustees Chris Hannah). Back row (left to right) Trustees Ian Bell and Janet Wilkinson.