Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
Somerset County council offer information, advice and local information for parents/carers including autism communication support.
BANDs (Bath Autism and NeuroDiversity spectrums) CIC offer social opportunities and peer support to over 16s in Frome and the surrounding areas who have autism, Asperger syndrome and/or similar neurodiversities.
They currently organise a cinema, cafe and pub group which run consecutively monthly on a Thursday (attendees pay for their own cinema tickets and drinks).
A peer-led support and social group for adults with mild learning difficulties, NDD or Autism Spectrum conditions. Face-to-face peer support in a friendly, relaxed environment. Support staff are welcome.
£1 per session includes refreshments. Once a month on Tuesdays at 3.30pm. Lawrence Centre, 37 Chamberlain Street, Wells, BA5 2PQ. Contact Frances on the email below for more information.
A parenting support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-18 with an autistic spectrum condition.
The UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Offers advice, support and local branches.
This is a social group for people with additional needs aged between 18 to 30 where you can make friends, learn new skills, and have fun! Mondays 7.00pm-9.00pm at RISE, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY. Places are limited so please contact us to book.
An exciting club for young people with additional needs aged 10 to 17. Trips out, have fun, make friends in a safe and supportive environment. Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm (term time). Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Frome, BA11 3EF. Call us to discuss places as they are limited.
Somerset Parent Carer Forum is an independent not for profit Community Interest Company formed by parent carers. They welcome any parent, grandparent or foster parent to engage with the Forum about their child or young person’s experiences regardless of their disabilities; these may range from complex medical needs to challenging behaviour, learning or physical difficulties. You do not need a diagnosis to be in place to join them.
Parent support groups meet at monthly coffee mornings in Wells, Shepton Mallet & Chard – please see our events calendar for dates & times.
Online Support Groups are available online via closed Facebook groups that give you up to date advice and information that is available when you are. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FindingYourWay/