Motor Neurone Disease
Compass Mendip Disability Forum
The Mendip Disability Forum meets four times a year at a venue in Mendip and provides an opportunity for disabled people and carers living in the area to be consulted and informed on a range of issues from different organisations. Speakers are invited to provide information on services giving members an opportunity to raise their views.
A hot meal is provided at a small cost to members. Transport is provided free for those unable to use their own or public transport. Care and Communication support can also be provided.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th June 2019 between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
If you are interested in attending or receiving more information on this, please contact Shannon Tarr.
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.
SNA – Somerset Neurological Alliance Directory
A guide to neurological services in Somerset. The SNA is a combination of Neurological Charities for further information please go to their website.
Motor Neurone Disease Support Group
South & East Somerset Motor Neurone Disease Support Group The branch is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families, and carers. The Branch does in fact cover the Mendip region and if there is anyone interested in finding out more about what we have to offer they are always welcome. We provide support for people with MND and their family, either by direct contact with them at home and/or by joining one of the support groups we have running at the Palmers garden centre, Yeovil. There are also various other events running throughout the year and the committee meets every other month. Call first to check meeting details. If you live in Mendip, there is no Mendip group at present but the organisers are open to restarting a Mendip group, do make contact to discuss.
Dorothy House Hospice Care – Central and East Mendip
If you or a loved-one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, Dorothy House are here to offer support. We care for people with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses and we provide 80% of our services directly in the community.
There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. By connecting with people earlier after diagnosis, we can help them achieve their goals – no matter how big or small.
We provide outstanding palliative and end of life care, giving patients, their families and carers access to specialists in a range of services.
All our services are free of charge. To be referred to Dorothy House you will need to talk to your GP, district nurse or other healthcare professional or if you would like to discuss how we might be able to support you, a relative, carer or friend, please contact us.
Friends in Grief Group – Shepton Mallet Brasserie, High Street, Shepton Mallet every Wednesday 10am – 12pm. Come along Dorothy House available at meeting for support and advice.