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.
Are you, or do you know anyone that is affected by MS? There is free confidential and impartial advice available from Citizens Advice Mendip. They can help with a variety of matters such as assistance with claiming benefits and Personal Independence Payments (PIP), help with debt resolution, issues at work or dealing with discrimination, advice on housing, healthcare and education.
MS Exercise Group(people with other Long Term Conditions are also welcome) is a friendly supportive exercise group with the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat after the exercise with people in similar situation. Please wear comfortable clothing. Frome Cheese and Grain. Mondays 10.30-12 noon. £3.50 or £2.50 with no tea/coffee. Supported by Bath MS Branch.
We provide a centre of excellence for the provision of therapies, information and practical and emotional support for people with multiple sclerosis, their carers and families. We offer physical therapies in a comfortable and friendly environment to aid symptom management, promoting and enabling independence to improve wellbeing and quality of life. Wessex MS Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, The Avenue, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AB Mon 8.30am to 4.30pm, Tue 8.30am-5pm, Wed 8.30am- 6.30pm, Thur 8.30am-5pm, Fri 9am-12.30pm.
We are dedicated to helping people with MS, carers and families affected by MS. We can help with 1:1 support, information, exercise groups and social groups. We cover a large area in and around Bath including BA1, BA2, Keynsham, Saltford, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Peasedown St. John, Bradford-on-Avon, Westbury, Trowbridge, Warminster and Frome.
We offer 1:1 support, information and social groups. We try to get together once a month in different venues for any of our members who would like to attend. We arrange transport for those who are unable to get around themselves and we normally have a lunch somewhere. Local support for people with MS in Mendip, Frome is covered by the Bath Branch. Current groups include:
Exercise group – Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury on Tuesdays 10.30am-12.00pm. Contact Linda Bolton for more information.
Coffee morning – Salvation Hall, Goswell Road, Street on Fridays 10.30am – 12.00pm. Contact Linda Bolton for more information.
Art Therapy group – Adult Skills & Learning, Portway Building, Wells, BA5 2QF on Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.30pm. Cost is £3.00 per session for members of MS Society. Please conatct Hilary Rapp to book a space.