- Sedgemoor Lifeline-Our Lifeline service is for vulnerable people, victims of abuse, Hospital discharge and anyone, at any age, that is living alone. Our service enables people to live independently in their own home and gives peace of mind to family and friends. Available in Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, West Somerset (Somerset). Tel: 01278 435776
- Lifeline 24 – personal alarms and pendants for the elderly or disabled, people living alone and at risk of falling or in need of reassurance, people suffering from long term illness such as dementia, epilepsy or heart disease. Tel: 0800 999 0400
- Aster Group – monitored home units and pendants to help manage risk and support independence. Tel: 0333 400 8299
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.
Tor Stroke Club
Support group for people and their families who have had a stroke.
We meet at Tor Leisure Centre, Street Road, Glastonbury BA6 9EF on alternate Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm.
Please contact Donna Tucker on number below for dates.
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.
Life After Stroke Group
Somerset Partnership NHS Trust now offer a ‘Life after stroke’ group to patients in the Mendip Area. The group is a 10 week programme that offers: An initial assessment of an individual’s needs. A weekly group-based exercise programme. Advice and opportunity for peer patient and carer support in the form of weekly discussion topics on a variety of subjects. These range from advice on prevention of a further stroke to how to get the most out of life after a stroke. Information on services available from other organisations.Referral for appropriate Mendip patients is usually automatic if a patient has suffered a new stroke and goes through the Somerset Partnership Stroke Pathway. However, previous patients whom may benefit and have not had this opportunity in the past can be referred via a letter from their GP / other Health Professional. Referrals should be sent to the following address: Life After Stroke Group, Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, Buckers Way, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4PG.
Stroke Association Somerset Family and Carer Support Service
If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our Somerset based service can provide practical advice, essential information and emotional support. The service is free to people of any age recovering from stroke, their carers and family members. Either you or your carer, health or social care workers or GP can refer you to the service. We visit people wherever they may be such as their own home, hospitals or care homes.
Stroke Association Email Befriending
If you would like support from someone who has been affected by a stroke, then you can contact the Somerset Stroke Association.
Stroke Support Group-Frome Area
This peer led support group is for people who have been affected by a stroke and their family/carers. We meet the Last Thursday of every month 10.30-12 noon at Frome Medical Practice. For more information see contact details below.
Mendip Communication Support Group
Mendip communication service provides support to stroke survivors who are suffering with communication difficulties following their stroke. Our aim is to maximise as much as possible the communication skills lost as a result of the stroke by developing new strategies for communicating. The service aims to assist clients to rebuild their confidence by providing opportunities to practice their skills within a safe and supportive environment.
Support and guidance is also given to Carers and other family members.
We meet on alternate Wednesdays 1.45-3.45pm. at Trinity Hall, Trinity Square, Frome BA11 3DE, and on alternate Mondays at the Priory Health Centre Wells from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Please call to check days.
Bath Stroke Support Group
Bath Stroke Support Group is affiliated to the Stroke Association. The Bath Stroke Support Group supports stroke survivors and their families across Bath and Paulton and the surrounding areas by providing weekly social activities that enable them to meet other stroke survivors and develop friendships and support.
Meetings are taking place every Thursday at: The Turner Room, Paulton Hospital, Paulton, BS39 7SB from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Life after Stroke Grants
Life after stroke grants provide a one off payment of up to £300 to fund vital home or personal equipment or by funding support to become active in your local community. If you are a friend or carer of a stroke survivor who would benefit from this support please visit our website or ring us to find out more information.