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 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. If you are interested in attending their next meeting, please contact Shannon Tarr.
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.
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.