Somerset Village & Community Agents

Somerset Village & Community Agents are brought to you by CCS

CCS Village & Community Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for you, wherever you are in Somerset.

Your local CCS Village Agent can be contacted directly, or by referral through your Doctors surgery.

CCS Community Agents can only be contacted by a referral from your doctors or Adult Social Care Services.

They help when others don’t, won’t or can’t!

Scroll down to watch a short film about what the Agents are doing during COVID-19 lockdown to help in their communities.

We want to help

We want you to be

Healthy & well

Able to manage your affairs

Independent & safe

Part of a strong & thriving community

Free advice with a coffee

Talking Cafes

Talking Cafes are a multi-agency information cafe, providing free advice and support to the public – with support from experts in finance, health, housing and more. 
We are hosting them LIVE every weekday at 11am on Facebook www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset
If you are not on Facebook, you can access previous sessions on YouTube – just click on the below subject that interests you or visit the YouTube Channel HERE

Community & Business Help

Help at home:

Somerset Independent Plus

Help Living Independently at Home

West Somerset ‘Your Care Network’

The Micro-Provider Network in Somerset

Micro Provider Support in South Somerset

Community solutions available in Sedgemoor

Chard Community Solutions

Food Banks with guest from Quantock Food Bank

Help for individuals:

Domestic Abuse support with special guests SIDAS

Support for Veteran’s

Somerset Diverse Communities Team update

Help with the YMCA – find out about the brilliant work they do!

National Careers Service Support – how to plan for a new career

Fair Frome & Salvation Army Toy Appeal

Relaunching the Multiple Sclerosis Service within CAB

Proud to Care: Careers in Care

Recruitment and Employment Advice

Employment, Redundancy & Training/Re-training!

Somerset Diverse Communities!

Help for the Homeless in West Somerset during Lockdown

Domestic Abuse – Focus on Abused Men

Domestic Abuse

Loneliness & Isolation

Friendships & Lockdown loneliness

Life Skills for Independence

Volunteers:

Volunteers: how they can help you and how you can help!

Volunteer Week: Taunton area

Volunteer Week, BLM & Track & Trace: Sedgemoor

Volunteer Week: Mendip

Volunteer Week: West Somerset

Benefits of Volunteering

Families

Story Telling Massage

How to recreate a Forest School experience for half term

National Storytelling Week 2021 with author Neil Griffiths

Winnie the Pooh Day – Storytelling & Quiz!

Children’s Services in Somerset

Youth Services & Young People’s Mental Health

Community Help for Families in Sedgemoor

Story Telling with Red Robin Books & Author Neil Griffiths

Activities for the families across Somerset

Practical Activities for Children – sock puppets and more!

Business Support:

Employment & Redundancy Support for Businesses

Meet Somerset Day 365 and support for Somerset based businesses

Support for small businesses in Somerset during COVID

Somerset Good Neighbours Schemes:

Stogumber & Stogursey Good Neighbours Share a Meal Schemes

Wellington & Surrounds Community Based Solutions

Somerset Good Neighbours Schemes

Every Day Advice & Money/Debt Support

Safety:

Bonfire Night & Fire Safety at Home

Halloween & Bonfire Night Safety

Home remedies, First Aid, British Red Cross

Money & Debt:

Best Energy Saving Network

What is fuel poverty? How to resolve fuel debt & the dangers of a cold home

Surviving Winter Grants

Where to turn for impartial debt advice

Bristol & Wessex Water – Help with bills, money & water saving tips!

Managing Christmas on a Budget, Benefits, Energy & £ Saving tips

Low Cost Loans to improve your home & save money on bills

Preparing for Christmas on a Budget

Save on Energy Bills

Money Matters & Debt Advice 

Learn About Lasting Powers of Attorney (Jan 2021)

Power of Attorney – what is it and why is it important

Coping With Financial Difficulties

Grants for school children in Somerset

Somerset Services:

Mendip Recycling Update & Somerset Waste News

Fostering in Somerset

Somerset Library Service Update – 14th September

Somerset Waste Partnership Recycling News for Mendip! (October)

New Recycling Scheme in Somerset (September)

Sustainable living and plastic free Somerset

Affordable Healthy Eating:

Christmas Baking & Reach Youth South Somerset Charity

Healthy Eating Made Easy with Izzy

Picnic Ideas

Quick, Easy and Budget friendly Recipes for the whole family

Live Cooking Demo with Rev Jess – quick, simple and cheap!

Scams

Natwest Advice on Scam Awareness Jan 2021

Scams and Staying Safe Online 1

Staying safe against scams

COVID:

Shielding

Seasonal & Hobbies:

Briony May Bakes from Great British Bake Off

Gardening tips with Monkton Elm Garden Centre

Online Reading Groups with The Reader

The Christmas Story – for modern times!

Making & Meaning of a Christingle

The Christmas Advent

Gardening and Allotment Week

Creative People and Places project for Sedgemoor.

Make do & Mend – Make a simple Face Mask!

The Ukes of Hazzard! A Musical treat!

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