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.
The Mendip Multiple Sclerosis Society Group – Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Shepton Mallet
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.
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.
MS Exercise Group
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.
On Track – Goal Setting Group, Frome, Shepton Mallet and Street
On Track is a goal setting group service. Come along to these friendly peer led groups where you can join people who are setting goals that might improve their health and wellbeing. Get support and support others, get on track and have a chat over a cup of tea. On Track groups usually take place every two weeks; please contact us on 01373 468368 for specific dates.
On Track services:
Frome Every other Tuesday, 10.00am to 11.00am – Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, BA11 1FH
Shepton Mallet Every other Monday, 10.30am to 12.00pm – The Brasserie, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AX
Street Every other Friday, 3.00pm to 4.30pm – Fondo Lounge, 107 High St, Street BA16 0EY
Mendip Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society
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 but Frome is covered by the Bath Branch. There is also an exercise group – at Tor Leisure centre, Glastonbury on Tuesdays 10.30am-12pm
Bath and District Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society
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.
Wessex MS Therapy Centre
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.
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.