Compass Disability Network
The Compass Disability Network is a Network of disabled people, their carers and organisations that represent disabled people, which works to improve access and inclusion to services and facilities.
Members have an opportunity to give their views on a range of issues that are important to them by attending consultation events, discussion groups and forums or completing questionnaires. Views are fed back to organisations and agencies that develop services such as local authorities and health services.
It’s free to join and members can participate as much or as little as they like. You can participate in meetings and events or just receive our quarterly magazine The Networker to find out what’s going on in the Network. Being part of the Network is a great way to meet other people in a similar situation.
For further information or to join, visit their website or contact Compass by telephone on the number below.
National Autistic Society Avon Branch
We provide support, information and advice to Autistic adults (including Asperger Syndrome) and to their parents/carers, living and working in the Avon area. Professionals are welcome to contact us too.
Frome Autistic Support Team
A friendly parent support group that meets the last Wednesday of the month (term time only).
12.30pm – 2.30pm The Key Centre, Christchurch School, Frome, BA11 2BN.
The group is mainly aimed at parents who have children with autism (with or without a diagnosis). Parents are welcome to join us for a chat and offer support over refreshments. Contact Sarah for more details.
Keyring Employment Hub
Keyring employment Hub The Cheese and Grain every Thursday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Develop your CV search for jobs including volunteering.
The Somerset Autism Community Network is dedicated to the needs of all those with an interest in Autism, linking the interests of families, statutory agencies, public and private providers of health and social care.
Autism Wessex provides Peer Support Groups for adults with Aspergers. People from Mendip can attend these group but they are based in Bournemouth, Dorset or Poole. Call the number below and ask for the Information and Advice Service and they can let you know when the groups run or see website link.
If anyone knows of groups for adults with Aspergers in Mendip, please contact Health Connections Mendip so we can include it on this list.
PATCH – Support group for parents and carers of children or adolescents with mental health needs
This support group is for ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Eating Disorders, Emotional Behaviour Problems etc.
We meet the 2nd Monday of every month, at The Redbrick Building, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury BA6 9FT 10:00am-12:00 noon, Call Ally Pomeroy to check first.