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.
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.
Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work, no matter what the reason. It can help build confidence, skills and give people a sense of hope for their future.
The programme offers 1:1 support to help people move forward with life, and can help people get involved with new and exciting activities to help build confidence and meet new people. It also provides free specialised support towards overcoming barriers to work such as anxiety or isolation issues, access to benefits, housing, financial or other health issues.
The programme is open to anyone over 18 who is out of work. You can access this service without a referral.
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!
IT Help at Home provides IT training for people in Somerset who find it difficult to access formal IT classes, at no cost to the learner. Our learners are people who are unable to leave their home through physical disability, such as illness, being elderly, having problems with their hearing or eyesight. We also support home carers and those that are isolated in rural areas and not easily able to travel to public courses.
We provide 12 sessions of free computer tuition on a one-to-one basis in a learner’s home. Typically, each session lasts 1-2 hours and is spread over a 12 week period, although this is flexible. Tutoring is provided by volunteers and is tailored to suit each learner’s existing computing knowledge and the aspects they wish to explore. Learners range from complete novices to more advanced users. If the learner does not own a computer they can be lent a laptop for the duration of the course, but they will need access to the internet.
These free sessions are held at at St John’s Residents’ Centre, St Johns Road, Frome, Wednesday 4-6pm.
Free support to use computers and to do job searches at Cheese and Grain, Frome. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 10-12noon.
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