Marie Curie Helper Service
- Sedgemoor Lifeline-Our Lifeline service is for vulnerable people, victims of abuse, Hospital discharge and anyone, at any age, that is living alone. Our service enables people to live independently in their own home and gives peace of mind to family and friends. Available in Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, West Somerset (Somerset). Tel: 01278 435776
- Lifeline 24 – personal alarms and pendants for the elderly or disabled, people living alone and at risk of falling or in need of reassurance, people suffering from long term illness such as dementia, epilepsy or heart disease. Tel: 0800 999 0400
- Aster Group – monitored home units and pendants to help manage risk and support independence. Tel: 0333 400 8299
Healthy Lifestyle Peer Support Group – Frome
The monthly peer support group will be an opportunity for you to make friends and meet others who know what you are going through. It will be a place where you can share top tips, set goals and support one another. Each session will have 15 minutes of group education on topics like sleep, relaxation, exercise, connecting and other topics that the group might want. Last Tuesday of the month. 2pm-2. 45pm. Frome Medical Practice. You can drop in for just one session or come regularly. No need to book.
No-one likes living in a cold, damp home but when heating bills are so high, it’s hard to know what you can do.
Try our Winter Home Health Check: we’ve compiled ten things you can check at home to put yourself in the best position to stay warm and well this winter. Click here http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Winter-Home-Health-Check.pdf
If you’d like a printed copy, pop into the Town Hall or contact Anna Francis
Insulate your home: grant funding for insulation is now available through insulation firm Evolve. Most households could get at least a 50% discount and some will qualify for free insulation.
- Insulating your loft will save you around £130 each year
- Homes built after 1945 will have cavity walls. Filling these with insulation could save you £145 per year.
Figures quoted are for a semi-detached house. Source: Energy Saving Trust
Get an Interest Free Loan to help with fuel cost
Borrow up to £500 to help spread the cost of buying expensive fuels such as oil, LPG, coal and wood. More info here
Talk to the experts: Call the free helpline on 0800 082 2234 to talk to a specialist energy advisor at the Centre for Sustainable Energy. They can give you impartial advice, grant information and practical ideas specific to you and your home.
Positive People – support for those not in work
Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work, no matter what the reason. It can help build confidence, skills and give people a sense of hope for their future.
The programme offers 1:1 support to help people move forward with life, and can help people get involved with new and exciting activities to help build confidence and meet new people. It also provides free specialised support towards overcoming barriers to work such as anxiety or isolation issues, access to benefits, housing, financial or other health issues.
The programme is open to anyone over 18 who is out of work. You can access this service without a referral.
Ageing Without Children
Would you like to meet with others who are navigating the complexities of living in later life without the support of children?
Anne will be hosting monthly meet-ups at the Cheese & Grain in Frome on the second Monday of the month, from 10 am until 12 noon.
Please come and join her for a coffee and a chat.
Our first meet-up will be on 10th September to coincide with World Childless Week.
The Pancreatitis Supporters’ Network provides medical information and support for sufferers of the condition called pancreatitis. On this site there is a database of medical information, advice for sufferers and carers, a discussion board and a pen pals network.
Poetry & Shorts
A small informal group that meets on the last Friday of the month (not Dec) at Frome library 1.30pm-3.pm. We are not a group that writes/reads our own poetry rather we choose poems to bring to the group that either fit the theme of the month, are ones we like, are ones we puzzle over, ones to share etc.
For more details please contact Frome Library
People and Pets Advocates
For times of difficulty for owners with pets –
Dog walking • Respite Pet Care • Basic Medical Pet Care • Transport Pets to the Vets • Dog & Cat Grooming . Pet Fostering and Pet Bereavement.
Computer sessions, help with all forms of I.T including phones, tablets & Laptops
If you need help using your laptop, Pc, tablet or phone then Online Centres Network at Frome Library can help. We can help with emailing, printing, scanning, browsing, saving, online shopping, forms, social media and more. Sessions are on a Monday and Thursday 9.30-12pm Frome Library. Pop into the library to book your place.
Amyloidosis Support Group
Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, Frome BA11 2FH first meeting Thursday 25th Jan 2018 2pm – 3.30pm. No need to book. Call for future dates.
Bladder and Bowel Advice
Provide ‘can’t wait’ toilet access cards free of charge for those with symptoms such as IBS, Prostrate and incontinence issues.
Low cost resources for people living with disabilities.
Age UK Somerset
Age UK Somerset provides information and advice on a wide range of issues. We’ll provide you with the facts and you can make choices and decisions knowing you have reliable information. We can help you with: Welfare benefits and money matters. Housing rights. Health and social care. Leisure and social activities. Family and personal matters. Your rights to local services. And most other things that affect your quality of life.
Somerset Direct – Adult Social Care
Somerset Direct – Adult Social Care supports adults of working age and older people who have disabilities, mental health problems, a sensory loss or general frailty.
Bridge Café, Frome
Community Café where people with mental health problems, homelessness or other issues may be able to find support, warmth and affordable food/drinks.
Advice service: Tony Perry offers a Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) outreach type drop in service on Thursday and Friday 11.00am – 1.30pm.
Community Café: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm. Fortnightly free Sunday lunch 1.00pm – 2.30pm. Hardship Fund Food Bank, access to food boxes voucher from registered referrer needed e.g. CAB. Mondays 10.00am – 1.00noon
Bridge Cafe, 43 Selwood Rd, Frome BA11 3BS
For the online professional referral live pilot please go to:- https://www.somersetchoices.org.uk/adult/about-this-site/contact-us/ please select ‘I am a professional and I want to make a referral to Adult Social Care’.
Citizens Advice Bureau – CAB
Mendip CAB provides free, independent and confidential advice on: Debt, Housing, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Family and Personal Matters, Consumer Contracts, Legal Procedures and Education.
For advice on grants for home heating improvements and reviewing and changing your energy tariffs for a better deal please contact email@example.com
Frome 5 King St, Frome, BA11 1BH. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 – 2pm
Street Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Rd, Street, BA16 0EZ. Monday & Wed 10 – 1pm
Glastonbury Telephone Service 03 444 889 623
Shepton Mallet Highfield House, Shape Mendip Campus, Cannards Grave Rd, BA4 5BT. Tuesday & Thursday 10 – 1pm.
Wells Town Hall, Wells, BA5 2RB. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 – 1pm
Glastonbury Van Service Temporarily suspended please call the telephone service on 03 444 889 623