COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
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.
Whether you are searching for your next job opportunity, starting a new career, working on your employability skills or just beginning your journey in the world of work, Step Up Somerset provides information and support to help you.
The Step Up Somerset website provides information on skills development, training, job opportunities, redundancy support, support for businesses and career progression.
As part of the project, one to one support will be available in all four of Somerset’s district council areas, where people will be able to get help and advice on looking for a job, writing or updating their CV, interview preparation, apprenticeships, and skills training.
Creativity Works offers an opportunity to learn some creative skills, make new friends and is suitable for people who are in the process of recovery from ongoing mental health challenges, anxiety or depression, to help build confidence, learn new skills and make friends.
The courses available will encourage people to have a focus, participate creatively with professional artists, and meet like-minded individuals in a safe and supportive environment. To see free courses on offer please go to our website, link below.
The website contains over 30 free courses designed to help beginners get started with the online basics – using a mouse, keyboard, setting up email accounts and using internet search engines – while also offering plenty to help people develop their digital skills further. Health Connections Mendip are an online learning center, Please enter the code 80006569 when registering.
*Covid udate – Tech shed is running online. Check the website for details.*
Bringing together people with an interest in technology, to make useful things for the community of Frome.
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm at The Remakery, The Welshmill Hub, Frome. £3 per week with a £5 annual membership fee. Concession rates are available.
MAKE:SHED provides a regular open workshop space for people aged 18-35 to work on practical and creative projects, individually or with others. We meet on Thursdays, 6-9 pm in the Remakery at the Welsh Mill Hub.
You’ll get to use tools and equipment, learn, share and develop skills, meet new people and have support to sell what you make. It’s free. Everyone can get involved in fundraising, but it’s not required. Follow us: www.facebook.com/MAKESHEDfrome
Edventure offer the MAKE course to young adults aged 18-35 whether you are out of work, looking for a new direction or just want to gain confidence. Spend 3 weeks in a team learning to design, make and sell products made from raw materials such as metal, wood, fabric, silver and leather.
See the website for the course times and booking form. The MAKE course is FREE.
*Covid update- Currenlty holding a Digital Café Tues 10-12. Contact Mike 07961 716329/ Suzi 07961 716201*
Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work to help build confidence, skills and give a sense of hope for the future. The projects give people the opportunity to get involved in local communities, meet new people and have fun through a range of activities. The programme is open to anyone over 18 who is out of work. You can access this service without a referral.
Frome Library runs ‘Learn My Way’ basic computer courses, including modules on browsing the web, staying safe online, email, shopping, and social media. If you are stuck with something specific we will do our best to help. You can use our computers or bring your own laptop or tablet.
You need to be over 18 and a member of the library. Sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays 9.30 – 12.00. Phone or come into the library to find out more or book a place.
*Covid update – check before attending to see if running*
At the KeyRing Hub you can talk to someone from KeyRing and find out about local services. There is the opportunity to hear guest speakers, meet new people, gain new skills, get support with your money, get information about your health, and speak to an advocate.
Thursdays, 2pm-5pm The Cheese and Grain- Free!
*Covid update – check before attending due to covid pandemic*
Want to improve your digital know-how, or need to get online to sort your bills and claims? Our free drop in service at the Salvation Army Centre, gives you the chance to do just that: 21 Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, every Monday from 1pm-3pm
*Covid upate- currently not running due to covid pandemic*
Free support to use computers and to do job searches at Cheese and Grain, Frome. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 10-12noon.