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.
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. Courses are currently offered online using Zoom for people living in Mendip.
Join us at the Cheese & Grain in Frome for our Digital Café, where you can bring your devices, ask questions about ‘how to’ or just share stories about your digital experiences and more.
Thursday mornings from 10am till 11.30am. Grab yourself some refreshments at the Cheese & Grain and join our table. This is a free of charge service, although refreshments are charged.
Get free advice and help from Spark IT at the Digital Café, where you can bring your devices, ask questions about ‘how to’ or just share stories about your digital experiences and more.
Thursday afternoons from 2pm till 4pm, find us in The Computer area at Shepton Mallet Library, 2 Market Place, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AZ.
Bridgwater & Taunton College are able to offer FREE distance learning in a wide variety of courses under the support of specialist tutors. You could choose to study Business & Administration, Counselling skills, IT User skills, Environmental Awareness, and many more.
All learning will be online.
Learners must be 19 years or over and have lived in the EU for the past three years. If aged 19-23 you must have a full Level 2 qualification (eg GCSEs, NVQ). If over 24 years old then no qualifications are required.
See the website link for full criteria, list of courses and all the details.
Edventure offer the MAKE shed and courses to young adults aged 18-35 whether you are out of work, looking for a new direction or just want to gain confidence.
The phone line is answered between 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday.
For more information give them a call or visit their website. The MAKE course is free.
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.
IPES is available for people aged 18 plus, who have a disability and live in the South of England, including Somerset.
IPES believe everyone should have the same opportunity to access a job that is right for them no matter what their circumstances are. Get in touch if this is you and they will sit down and look at how they can support you – giving you a very personalised service based on your individual needs.
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.
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
Support for self-employed mums to tackle loneliness and isolation as well as provide business and self-care support. We are based in Frome and meet monthly in school hours to enable self employed mums to attend.
Meetings are currently online but hope to move to face to face soon. See our Facebook page or email for more information.
The government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world. Our purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.
Lots of advice and information that would be helpful for farmers, agricultural workers and anyone working in the rural environment.
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.
Positive People are currently currently holding Digital Cafés and in person sessions.
Anyone who is a member of Somerset Libraries can borrow an iPad free of charge for a period of up to six weeks to help in searching for employment. Becoming a member of Somerset Libraries is free and easy to do. You can join online but in order to borrow an iPad you will need to become a full member which you can do by visiting your local library.
We offer a wide range of courses (some free) and a supportive learning environment, with friendly tutors to help you achieve your goals. We provide nationally recognised qualifications, traineeships, apprenticeships, training and career development courses, maths and English, digital skills and a range of distance learning courses.
Spark iT Helpdesk is a free telephone and online service open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, to support digitally excluded individuals to use IT equipment. Spark iT are also recruits Digital Champions Volunteers to offer IT support in the local community.
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.
Bringing together people with an interest in technology, to make useful things for the community of Frome.
A mix of online and in-person sessions held at The Remakery, The Welshmill Hub, Frome. Annual membership is £5, with a small charge for in-person sessions.
Concessions available. See the website for details.
Thinkuknow is the educational programme from NCA-CEOP, aUK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The website has six age appropriate pathways, including one for adults with advice about staying safe online.