Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
The Driving and Mobility Centre West of England can help disabled and older people keep mobile and independent, and help those affected by medical conditions stay safe on the road. We have an expert team of Occupational Therapists and Driving Advisors that undertake comprehensive assessments of ability to drive a vehicle safely and in comfort.
You can borrow talking books free of charge, if you are registered with a visual impairment, are unable to hold or use printed material due to a physical disability or if you are dyslexic.
Support group for people with Macular Degeneration with visiting speaker each month. Third Wednesday of the month. 10am – 12 noon. Frome Cricket Club.
Enjoy a regular chat with a telephone befriender who shares your interests, experience or type of macular condition. Telephone befriending is free, everything can be set up over the phone.
This social club meets in Frome at the Archangel, 1 King Street, Frome, BA11 1BH on the last Thursday of every month at 10.30am to 12.30pm. The room is located on the ground floor at the back of the building in the bar area which is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
Attendees will be able to order drinks from the bar and individual payments can be taken without anyone having to leave the room.
Sight loss advice for people with questions about living with sight loss, no matter how big or small. Helpline is is open weekdays 8am-8pm and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. You can also ask Alexa to call RNIB Helpline.
Somerset County Council’s sensory loss team are trained to work with people with sight and/or hearing loss. Workers can visit you at home and arrange to provide you with support to help keep you independent. Services include provision of equipment and rehabilitation, along with advice and information on a range of specialist organisations for people with sight and/or hearing loss.
Come and join a friendly, group of blind and visually impaired people to chat and plan future activities and meet ups! We meet at Lantokay Wetherspoons, Street, BA16 0EY
1st Monday of every month 11am-1pm
Do you know someone with sight loss who would benefit from specialist support? Somerset Sight runs a volunteer visiting and befriending service across the county which is available to anyone with sight loss. If you know someone who would benefit from a befriender or may need other practical or emotional help, such as magnifiers lighting or talking books, please get in touch.
Somerset Sight is a not for profit organisation, providing practical and emotional support to over 3,500 people and their families across the county who are blind or visually impaired. Services include low visual aids, a mobile advisory service, emotional support, activity groups and our flagship volunteer visiting service.
This website lists the Talking Newspapers which are available in your area. Listed are national, county-wide, Glastonbury and Frome Talking newspapers.
For home eye tests and home hearing tests free on the NHS for people who find getting out a problem. The service remains open for routine and urgent eye and hearing care throughout the UK following government guidance.