COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
The Somerset Social Care and Support for Adults Guide explores the entire social care journey.
The online guide includes information on:
The social care guide also gives you a list of care providers in Somerset, so whether you’re looking for a nursing home for dad in Frome, or a home care service for mum in Taunton Deane, this health and social care directory can help you. Follow the website link below to the e-book.
The Royal British Legion is helping the Armed Forces community in the Frome area. Providing a range of Branch Community Support to veterans and any serving personnel as well as their families, Including: Telephone buddies, Home and Hospital visiting, Bereavement support, Legion Awareness Events and local information. If you’re not sure where to turn, please get in touch.
*Updated due to Covid pandemic. Currently running on Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Meeting ID 878 8591 6695 and Password 2020 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87885916695?pwd=U1VUQ2Eza3h4Z1F1eXQ4UFpCN2ZXUT09
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-3:00pm. Frome Medical Practice. You can drop in for just one session or come regularly. No need to book.
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.
*Covid update – Frome Library is open but running a limited service. Group should resume in the autumn*
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.
In 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.
Frome Library runs ‘Learn My Way’ basic computer courses, including modules on browsing the web, staying safe online, email, shopping, and social media. If you are stuck with something specific we will do our best to help. You can use our computers or bring your own laptop or tablet.
You need to be over 18 and a member of the library. Sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays 9.30 – 12.00. Phone or come into the library to find out more or book a place.
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.
Provide ‘can’t wait’ toilet access cards free of charge for those with symptoms such as IBS, Prostate and incontinence issues.
Low cost resources for people living with disabilities.
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 Partnership have put together self help guides on a number of topics.
*Covid update. At the moment Home Safety Visits will only be carried out in the following circumstances:
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service offer a Free Home Fire Safety Visit – a visit involves a fire and rescue service employee visiting your home to give advice and guidance to help with fire safety needs eg fit a smoke detector if there isn’t one, provide advice about hazards around the home, talk through an escape plan and provide additional safety items such as vibrating alerts (subject to criteria). Also advice for people with hoarding issues.
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.
The Bridge Cafe at 43 Selwood Rd, Frome is a place where people with mental health problems, homelessness or other issues may be able to find support, warmth and affordable food/drinks. Tony Perry also offers an advice service on disability benefits and claims & appeals on Thursdays and Fridays 11:00-1:30pm.
Community Café: Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00-1:30pm and Thursday & Friday 11:00-4:00pm
Food Bank: Referrals can be made to Fair Frome.
Hardship Fund: Thursday & Fridays 11:00-1:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frome 5 King St, Frome, BA11 1BH. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 – 2pm 03444 889623
Street Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Rd, Street, BA16 0EZ. Monday & Wed 10 – 1pm 03444 889623
Glastonbury Telephone Service 03 444 889 623
Shepton Mallet Highfield House, Shape Mendip Campus, Cannards Grave Rd, BA4 5BT. Tuesday & Thursday 10 – 1pm. 0344 411 1444
Wells Town Hall, Wells, BA5 2RB. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 – 1pm 0344 411 1444
Glastonbury Van Service Temporarily suspended please call the telephone service on 03 444 889 623
Village Agents are local people employed on a part-time basis to become trusted members of their communities and a valuable resource. Village Agents make home visits when necessary and provide high-quality information. They enable direct access to a wide range of services and use a secure electronic referral system. They may informally carry out a series of practical checks related to safety in the home (e.g. smoke alarms, falls prevention), benefit entitlement and energy efficiency. Visits are followed up when necessary by experts who will provide specialist information, advice and services, e.g. the fire service and social care.