Associate Members

Please use the contact details or links below to get in touch with any of our Associate members

Name - Able2achieve
Address - 23-25 Princess Street, Yeovil, BA20 1EN
Tel - 01935 429430
Email - info@able2achieve.org.uk
Website -
www.able2achieve.org.uk
Services -
We are a registered provision which offers a 52 week service for people with learning difficulties. Our day centre offers computer skills, car valeting, woodwork, animal care, catering, art, horticulture, grounds maintenance, and life skills. We have a number of supported living homes in Yeovil and Crewkerne which enable people to live their lives with the support of our team.

Name - Access For All
Address - Yeovil Day Centre, 20 South Street, Yeovil, BA20 1QE
Tel - 01935 706766
Email -  info@accessforall.solutions
Website - www.accessforall.solutions
Services - An independent campaigning charity aiming to improve access for all people to buildings, services and the countryside by the removal of physical and mental barriers to those with a disability, and by promoting equal opportunities. In practice we train and advise on disability matters, commonly in partnership with local authorities, hold bimonthly meetings and maintain a Yeovil office.

Name - Accessible Transport West Somerset (ATWEST)
Address - Mark Road, Minehead, TA24 5BJ
Tel - 01643 709701
Email - brianwatwest@aol.com
Services - ATWEST is a registered charity providing a comprehensive range of fully accessible vehicles to meet the needs of all residents of West Somerset. Whether visiting friends, going to work/college, attending appointments, shopping or just want to get out for an hour two… we can help. We provide dial-a-ride, door to door transport, shopping buses, transport for clubs/societies and a Travel Club for organised trips every week to venues throughout Somerset and beyond. Our Car Scheme provides individual journeys for those with distant hospital appointments or to airports etc.

Name - Action on Hearing Loss
Address -
Unit 27, HQ Business Centre, 237 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 3HQ
Tel - 01752 228657
Email: informationsouthwest@hearingloss.org.uk
Website - www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Services - We are the voluntary organisation taking action on hearing loss. We provide information and equipment to encourage people with hearing loss to make decisions for themselves and to maintain their independence and full living opportunities. We have leaflets and factsheets on all aspects of hearing loss and tinnitus. We also provide care support and research opportunities.

Name - Age UK Somerset
Address - Ash House, Cook Way, Bindon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ
Tel - 01823 345613 
Email - IandA@ageuksomerset.org.uk
Website - www.ageuksomerset.org.uk

Name -  Albemarle Centre
Address - Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA
Tel - 01823 252945
Email info@alblifeskills.org
Websitewww.alblifeskills.org
Services - The Albemarle Centre provides support and social inclusion for everyone. We provide social clubs and daily activities for the elderly/mental health and learning disabilities. We can also provide one to one support for clients to access the community. Our activity and social groups run between 10am and 3:30pm Mon to Fri and include gardening, cooking, Art and Craft, games and day trips. If you would like more information or would like to come and have a look round please call 01823 252945.

Name – Alliance Homes
Address - 40 Martingale Way, Portishead, BS20 7AW
Tel - 01275 398085
Email - customerservices@alliancehomes.org.uk
Website - www.alliancehomes.org.uk/

Name - Apple FM
Address - The Studio Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton, TA1 5DA
Tel - 01823 344670
Email - info@applefm.co.uk
Website -www.applefm.co.uk
Services - Apple FM is a Community Radio Station that serves the Care Community of Taunton Deane. Manages and staffed entirely by volunteers, we broadcast top quality shows covering all genres, for all ages, 24 hours a day. We are always happy to receive enquiries about becoming a volunteer and we don't require you to have any previous experience - Just lots of enthusiasm!

Name - Arthritis Care
Address - 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD
Tel - 01934 316346
Email - SouthEngland@arthritiscare.org.uk
Website - www.arthritiscare.org.uk
Services - Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. We are the UK's largest organisation working with and for all people with arthritis. We are a user-led organisation providing high quality information, a helpline service, self management training, branches for mutual support and we also campaign at both local and national level on behalf of people with arthritis.

Name - Aster Living
Address – Flourish House, 2 Cathedral Avenue, Wells, BA5 1FD
Tel - 0333 400 8299
Website - www.asterliving.co.uk
Services - Supported housing, care and support, telecare + assistive technology, active living centres (within Aster Living + in the wider community).

Name - Autism Somerset
Tel - 07585906166
Email - news@autismsomerset.org.uk
Website - www.autismsomerset.org.uk
Services - Autism Somerset is committed to creating a comprehensive online directory and forum for families, Health, Education, and Social Care professionals and providers for support to all those affected by the autisms and associated conditions. Our developing website is cross spectrum, cross generational, cross sector and cross agency. Membership of our community network is free and open to all. Members receive regular e-bulletins highlighting national and local "news" and forthcoming events.

Name - Autism Wessex
Address - Bargates Court, 22 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QL
Tel - 01202 483360
Website: http://autismwessex.org.uk/
Services - Autism Wessex helps children and adults with autism to access specialist education, housing and advocacy services that in turn will help them to develop their social and communication skills, become more independent and lead fuller and more productive lives.

Name - Brandon Trust
Tel - 0117 907 7200
Email - info@brandontrust.org
Website - www.brandontrust.org
Services - Brandon Trust is a charity working across Southern England supporting approximately 1,400 children and adults with learning disabilities and autism. We provide personalised services designed around individual needs, from living solutions to vocational courses, from community and leisure access to employment training and support. We also have a wealth of experience in working with people with complex needs whose behaviour sometimes challenges the environment in which they live, or with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Name - BIBIC - British Institute for Brain Injured Children
Address – Old Kelways, Somerton Road, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9SJ
Tel – 01458 253344
Email generalenquiry@bibic.org.uk
Website - www.bibic.org.uk
Services - bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Name - British Polio Fellowship
Address - The Xchange Wilmington Close, Watford, Herts, WD18 0FQ
Email - rebecca@britishpolio.org.uk
Website - www.britishpolio.org.uk
Tel - Rebecca on 07908 481479
Services - The British Polio Fellowship is a membership charity supporting people affected by Polio and Post Polio Syndrome with information, advice and support. There are groups round the country. In Somerset a group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Baptist Church, Silver Street, Taunton.

Name - British Red Cross - Volunteering Sector
Address - Red Cross House, Livingstone Way, Taunton, TA2 6BD
Tel - 01823 273730
Website: www.redcross.org.uk
Services - The British Red Cross provide a variety of services to the public, and also has a wide range of volunteering opportunities within Somerset.

Name - Brock House Children’s Centre - Somerset County Council
Address - Vilberie Close, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6RS
Tel - 01823 278000
Website: http://www.brockhouseandfledglings
Services - to support disabled children and young people to access social, educational and leisure opportunities and to support access and inclusion.

Name – Calvert Trust Exmoor
Address - Wistlandpound, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4SJ
Tel - 01598 763221
Email - exmoor@calvert-trust.org.uk
Website: www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor
Services - Calvert Trust Exmoor enables disabled people of all ages and abilities, together with their families and friends, to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activity adventures. All the fully accessible accommodation and activities are on site, where Calvert Trust has exclusive access to Wistlandpound Reservoir for water sports. The activities are specifically designed and equipped to cater for all, including climbing, archery, horse riding, accessible cycling and many others, you can even abseil in a wheelchair!

Name - Care South
Address - 4 The Linen Yard, South Street, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8AB
Tel - 01460 270500
Email - hccrewkerne@care-south.co.uk

Name - Carers Trust Phoenix
AddressBadger House Enterprise Centre, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston super Mare, BS24 9AY
Tel - 01934 411840
Email - hello@carerstrustphoenix.org.uk
Services -
We provide information, services and support for unpaid carers and those with care needs across North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth.

Name - Chard Carers Support Group
Address - ‘Weadonit’, Tatworth Street, Tatworth, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2SG
Tel - 01460 220026
Email - Galpin67@hotmail.co.uk
Services - We have a monthly group meeting with various speakers/demonstrations. We have group lunches, teas etc. plus excursions/trips. Occasionally we have a 'social' morning when we get to know one another, for instance for 'new' members, hence the support part.

Name - Chard & Crewkerne After Stroke Group
Address - 6 Cook Avenue, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2JR
Tel - 01460 66631
Email - christine.mwilliams@tiscali.co.uk
Services - The Chard & Crewkerne After Stroke Group meet weekly to aid the rehabilitation of stroke victims by mental stimulation, exercise, outings and social activities.

Name - CHYPPS (Children & Young People's Partnership in Somerset)
Address - The Town Hall, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PR
Tel - 01458 253433
Email - admin@chypps.org.uk
Website www.chypps.co.uk.
Services - CHYPPS is the local infrastructure support charity for VCSE organisations working with children and young people in Somerset. CHYPPS aims to support its members to enable children, young people and their families to be safe, healthy, achieve and make a positive contribution to their communities

Name - Community Life Design CIC
Address - c/o New Leaf Life Design The Coach House Suites Rumwell Hall Rumwell Taunton TA4 1EL
Email - communitylifedesign@gmail.com
Services - Community Life Design CIC is a collaboration between New Leaf Life Design and Your IT Now, founded with the aim of enabling greater integration and providing an umbrella organisation that represents a range of community based initiatives . We currently provide a Counselling Service based at The Conquest Centre Taunton and IT support for people with learning difficulties.

Name - Contact a Family
Tel - 0808 808 3555
Email - info@cafamily.org.uk
Website - www.cafamily.org.uk
Services - We exist to support families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. We offer support information and advice and campaign for families to receive a better deal. Our support is offered through a free phone line 0808 808 355, website, publications and locally run workshops.

Name - Continence Service Somerset Community Health
Address - Charter House, Bartec 4, Lynx West Trading Estate, Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2SU
Tel - 01935 848247
Website - www.sompar.nhs.uk/our_services/specialist_services/continence

Name - Engage - The Voluntary Sector Development Agency
Address - The Ground Floor, Alcombe Village Hall, Marshfield Road, Alcombe, Minehead, TA24 6AQ
Tel - 01643 707123
Email - information@engagews.org.uk
Website - www.engagews.org.uk
Services - Engage is primarily a CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) and Volunteer Centre. We support other charities and community groups in a number of ways, through providing information and advice. We also host the West Somerset Voluntary Sector Forum

Name - ESCAPE Support Group
Address - Unit H, Creech Mill, Mill Lane, Creech St Michael, Taunton, TA3 5PX
Tel - 01823 442160
Email - teamleader@escapesupportgroup.com
Website - www.escapesupportgroup.com
Services - ESCAPE Support Group aim to extend opportunities and support to families of special needs children within Somerset. We do this by organising a wide variety of activities and day trips for everyone to enjoy. Specific events for carers are also offered. Everything we do is fully accessible and often subsidised to ensure affordability for all. We hope to see you all soon.

Name - Evenbreak
Address - 402 Metro Central Heights, 119 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6DX
Tel - 0845 6585717
Email - janeh@evenbreak.co.uk
Website - www.evenbreak.co.uk
Services - Evenbreak is a not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people. The employers who advertise their roles on Evenbreak are actively seeking to attract more applications from disabled people. It is free for you to register and search for jobs and you can be confident that the employers are disability-friendly.

Name - Blue Moon Care
Address - Serenity House, 68 Hamilton Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2ES
Tel - 01823 289559
Email - hub@homeuser.net
Website - www.falconacademy.org.uk

Name - Foxes Academy
Address - Selbourne Place, Minehead, TA24 5TY
Tel - 01643 708529
Email - kerrymccarthy@foxesacademy.ac.uk
Website - www.foxesacademy.ac.uk
Services - Foxes academy is an Ofsted outstanding residential college for young people with learning difficulties. We are the UK's only live training hotel which provides vocational training in catering and hospitality, supported by a life skills programme which continues in our residential houses. Our individual approach to learning leads to excellent results which include employment for over 90% of our learners and independent or supported living.

Name - Frome Carers
Tel - 01373 302128 (Joan Paynter - Volunteer)
Services - We provide social interaction - speakers on relevant information or subjects of interest. Outings and Lunches out. Mainly a friendly social environment where members can share problems and information.

Name – Future 4
Address - Work Power, 22-25 Livingstone Way, Bindon Road, Taunton, TA2 6BD
Tel - 01823 254343
Emailfehallam@somerset.gov.uk

Name – Groundwork South
Address – Plunder Street, Cleeve, BS49 4PQ
Tel - 01934 833723
Email - enquiries@goblincombe.org.uk
Website - www.goblincombe.org.uk
Services - Groundwork South provide programmes aimed at moving vulnerable adults forward in life; Curriculum linked educational activities; Recreational activities focused on discovery and raising awareness of surrounding; Woodland management to sustain free public access; Residential facility which provides a rural escape for schools, youth groups and private parties.

Name – Guide Dogs
Address - c/o RNIB Bristol, Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster, BS3 4EB
Tel - 0845 372 7404
Email - clara.markwick@guidedogs.org.uk
Website - www.guidedogs.org.uk
Services - Provide guide dogs to people of all ages with a sight loss that makes independent mobility difficult. You do not need to be registered blind or partically sighted to be eligible.

Name - Headway Bath & District
Address - PO Box 3434, Bath, BA1 1ZT
Tel - 01225 422786
Email - info@headwaybath.org.uk
Services - Headway Bath & District assists, supports and provides services for brain injured people in Bath and surrounding areas. We currently provide a Day Centre for social respite, Education Discussion Groups, Outreach, "By Appointment" services and Family and Carer Support Groups.

Name - Headway Somerset
Address - Blackbrook Gate Blackbrook Park Avenue TAUNTON, TA1 2PG
Telephone Number :: 01823 444829
Email - info@headwaysomerset.org.uk
Website - www.headwaysomerset.org.uk
Services -
Headway Somerset is a unique organisation that supports and helps adults across the county live as independent a life as possible after brain injury. The charity also provides information and assistance in accessing and signposting other services, as well as much needed respite care for family and carers

Name
– Henhayes Community Centre
Address - South Street Car Park, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8DA
Tel - 01460 74340
EmailHenhayescentre@btinternet.com
Services - Objects: to improve the conditions of life of the whole community of Crewkerne and neighbouring parishes, especially senior citizens and disabled persons, and for this purpose to provide and manage a centre at which social, recreational, educational and catering facilities may be made available.

Name – Huntington’s Disease Association
Address - HDA, Suite 24, Liverpool Science Park IC1, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TF
Tel - 01460 57079
Email - shirley.bignell@hda.org.uk
Website - www.hda.org.uk
Services - Regional Care Advisor for the Huntington's Disease Association. Key roles: Provide a listening ear; Help families receive support, care and advice that they want and need to enable them to cope; Access information on benefits, specialist equipment, respite and holidays; Increase knowledge and skills; Assist in co-ordinating care through contact with multi-disciplinary professionals.

Name - Incredible Tuesdays Youth Club
Address - Morley House Young Peoples Centre, 26 West Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1XE
Tel - 01823 358170
Website: www.somersetyouth.co.uk
Services - Incredible Tuesdays is a youth club for young people aged 12-25 with differing needs, offers range of social, fun and sometimes educational activities and a safe place to meet friends. Tuesdays 7-9.30pm at Morley House.

Name - Jubilee Sailing Trust
Address - 12 Hazel Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 7GA
Tel - 02380 426868
Email - josephine@jst.org.uk
Website - www.jst.org.uk 
Services - Tall ship building holidays with the JST provides everyone from 16+ the thrill and adventure of life at sea and you can be involved in almost every activity on board. Take the helm, set the sails and keep watch, all regardless of your physical ability and previous sailing knowledge.

Name - Mencap
Address - 2 Scott House, Cook Way, Taunton, TA2 6BJ
Tel - 01823 288061
Email - Helene.scott@mencap.org.uk
Website - www.mencap.org.uk
Services - Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families.

Name - Mendip Citizens Advice Bureau
Address - Highfield House, Cannards Grave Rd, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT
Tel03 444 889 623
Email - advice@mendipcab.org.uk
Website - www.mendipcab.org.uk 
Services - Mendip CAB aim to provide advice people need for problems they face and to improve the policies, practices that affect people's lives. The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Name – Mendip Community Transport
Address - MCT House, Unit 10A Quarry Way Business Park, Waterlip, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4RN
Tel - 01749 880613
Email - mentrans@btinternet.com
Website - www.mendipcommunitytransport.co.uk
Services - Mendip & Sedgemoor Slinky Services - demand responsive transport (formally known as Dial A Ride). Hospital Car Service - Door to door hospital transport operated by volunteer drivers. Group Transport - Community groups - minibus service. ShopMobility - Hire of electric scooters at Clarks Village, Street. Contact Transport Services - Local authorities re special needs education transport, and other contact work.

Name - Mendip Disabled Association (Mendip Mallards)
Tel - 01963 240439
Email - normalpurcell09@gmail.com
Services - To promote the health and wellbeing of disabled people in Somerset. We offer a weekly swim at Strode Pool, Street, Somerset, and other social activities throughout the year. All ages are welcome. Where appropriate carers should accompany the swimmers to be able to give assistance please.


Name - Mind in Taunton and West Somerset
Address - 44 Station Road, Taunton Somerset, TA1 1NS
Tel - 01823 334906
Email - stuarth@mindtws.org.uk
Website - www.mindtws.org.uk
Services - MIND campaigns for the right of people who experience mental ill health and emotional distress to be treated with respect, to be given equal access to services and opportunities in the community and to have control over their care and treatment. MIND aims to promote good mental health, encourage greater understanding, provide high quality services and support and encourages genuine user/survivor involvement and consultation in the development of the service.

Name – Mountbatten Nursing Home
Address - 82-84 Trull Road, Taunton, TA1 4QW
Tel - 01823 333019
Website - http://www.mountbattennursinghome.co.uk/
Services - Mountbatten is a long established nursing home. We care for adults of all ages which general nursing care needs. We have the Gold Standards for end of life care management and this has become a speciality of ours.

Name – Nailsea Disability Initiative
Address - 10 Crown Glass Place, Nailsea, BS48 1RD
Tel - 01275 812183
Website - www.nailseadisability.wordpress.com

Name - Openstorytellers
Address - The HubNub Centre, Whittox Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3BY
Telephone - 01373 454099
Email - info@openstorytellers.org.uk
Website - www.openstorytellers.org.uk
Services - Openstorytellers is a charity that works to enrich and empower the lives of people who are marginalised because of learning and communication difficulties, and is co-run by people with a learning disability. We do this through varied work around the telling and sharing of stories, using a collaborative approach based on fifteen years of specialist research and pioneering practice. We have developed a portfolio of innovative day services, courses, workshops, activities and events that help hundreds of people every year. We believe stories play a major role in building relationships and a personal sense of identity, sharing experiences and helping everyone to fully participate in society.

Name - Options Holidays
Address - Greyhound Farmhouse, Barnsley, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5EF
Tel - 01285 740491
Email - Kirstine@optionsholidays.co.uk
Website - www.optionsholidays.co.uk.
Services - We are a specialist, ATOL registered tour company providing culturally valued holidays for adults with learning disabilities. Most of our holidays are group holidays however we can provide bespoked, individual holidays if requested. Our holidays happen all over the world, we normally provide all care required, however clients may bring their own carers if required.

Name - Orchard Vale Trust
Address - Eastcourt doctors hill Wookey, BA5 1AR
Tel - 01749 673122
Email -  Jackie.McNaughton@orchardvaletrust.org.uk
Services - We provide adults with learning disabilities thriving workshops in a caring and inclusive environment where individual tailored programmes of life skills and activities are offered. A range of crafts are taught by an experienced team, including pottery, felting,sewing,art,a micro enterprise of furniture restoration and all aspects of conservation and horticulture in our extensive grounds.Cookery is offered in a supportive, person centered environment where basic and creative cooking skills are taught. 

Name
- Patients Association
Address - PO Box 935, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3YJ
Tel - 01935 568727
Email - heather@patients-association.com
Website - www.patients-association.com 
Services - Listening to patients, speaking up for change independent charity campaigning for health and social care with national helpline.

Name - Pluss Organisation Ltd
Address - 2nd Floor, Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8LB
Email - employment.bureau@pluss.org.uk
Website - www.pluss.org.uk
Services - We are a social enterprise company. Pluss' Vision:- People of all abilities are inspired to achieve a career. We support over 5,000 people with disabilities and other disadvantages into employment each year. Pluss passionately believe that our services should always include those furthest from the labour market. Pluss operates throughout South West England and West Yorkshire.

NameRethink
Address - South West Regional Office - Paul's House, Tower Street, Taunton, TA1 4BH
Tel - 01823 365321
Services - Rethink mental illness is the largest national voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 250 services & over 140 support groups. Our whole range of services include advocacy, Carer Support, community support, criminal justice, crisis, employment & training, helpline & advice, housing, nursing and residential care, talking treatments. The support we offer spans from short and long-term care through practical support and advice.

Name SameDifference
Emailthedancingmaster@outlook.com
Tel01935 472771
Services - Traditional dance, song, story and music for people with and without disabilities. Projects in the last year include: barn dances for adults with profound and multiple disabilities; music for patients in stroke / dementia wards at Yeovil District Hospital; small-group music with people who have mental health needs; and training for care staff on using musical Intensive Interaction with people who have pmld.

Name - SCOPE
Address - 6 Market Road, London, N7 9PW
Tel0808 800 3333
Email - helpline@scope.org.uk
Website - www.scope.org.uk
Services - Scope supports and works with disabled people and their families at every stage of their life. Scope response is the first contact point for all enquiries about scope, Cerebral Palsy and Disability issues. A free and confidential service, it offers information, advice and support to all disabled people and their families.

Name - Sedgemoor Citizens Advice Bureau
Address - Royal Clarence House, Hight Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3BH
Tel - 03444 889623
Email - advice@sedgemoorcab.org.uk
Website - www.sedgemoorcab.org.uk
Services - We can advise on welfare, debt and any other issues a client may have through our drop in initially. Mon - Fri 10am -1pm & Sat 10am -12pm

Name - SEEABILITY
Tel - 01372 755 000   
Email - enquiries@seeability.org
Website - www.seeability.org
Services - SeeAbility is a UK charity supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities.  We provide specialist support enabling people to develop the skills and make the choices they want, to enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible. We share our expert knowledge of supporting people with sight loss and learning disabilities proactively across the UK to raise awareness and increase access to eye care and vision services.

Name – Self Management UK
Address - Ground Floor, Rutherford House, Warrington Road, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6ZH
Tel - 01925 320531
Email - hello@selfmanagementuk.org
Website - www.selfmanagementuk.org
Services - We deliver courses to enable people to manage their long-term health conditions. The courses are free of charge and run for a minimum of 6 weeks at 2½ hours per week.

Name - Selworthy School
Address - Selworthy Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8HD
Tel - 01823 335935
Email - office@selworthy.sch.uk
Services - Selworthy is a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 4-19. Being part of Selworthy School is like belonging to a family. Children and young people, parents and carers, staff, local residents and visitors are welcomed into a happy and purposeful community where everyone is challenged to go on a learning journey and maximise achievement.The learning resource centre is available to anyone with an interest in additional needs.

Name - Society of Disabled Artists
Tel - 01749 673755
Website - www.soda-national.org.uk
Activities - We are a local group of a national charity  and meet to socialise and learn printing techniques, and annually display work in a national exhibition in a cathedral - this year in Wells.

Name - Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP)
Address - Castle Business Centre, Castle Road, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, TA21 9JQ
Tel - 01823 653990
Email - astephens@sasp.co.uk
Website - www.sasp.co.uk
Services - We are the County Sports Partnership. We provide and support sporting opportunities for both disabled and non-disabled people in Somerset. We work closely with disability officers from several National Governing Bodies to provide opportunities in a variety of sports.

Name - SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support)
Address - Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SW
Tel - 01823 324944
Email -  info@sarsas.org.uk
Website - www.sarsas.org.uk
Services - SARSAS provides services to women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. We listen, believe and support survivors through our helpline 0808 801 0456 (Mondays and Fridays 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm), email support@sarsas.org.uk, counselling and one to one sessions. We also provide training for professionals around sexual violence awareness.

Name - Somerset Cancer Care
Address - St Margarets Hospice, Heron Drive, Taunton, TA1 5HA
Tel - 01823 346959
Email - scc@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk
Website - www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/
Services - We run 5 support groups that meet weekly across Somerset in Taunton, Minehead, Yeovil, Wells & Weston-Super-Mare. They provide free, confidential information, advice & support for anyone affected by cancer including patients, families, friends and carers.

Name - Somerset Care
Address - Acacia House Blackbrook Park Avenue Taunton Somerset, TA1 2PX
Tel - 01823 448150
Email - enquiries@somersetcare.co.uk
Website
- www.somersetcare.co.uk
Services - Somerset Care is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the South of England. We provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care and support in 32 homes across the South of England and have a facility for adults with physical disabilities in Taunton. We also support people to live independently in their own homes through our community care bases. We also deliver support services for adults with learning disabilities under the brand ‘Realise’.

Name - Somerset Care and Repair
Address - Barley House, The Old Brewery, Charlton Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5QE
Tel - 01749 341827
Email office@somersetcareandrepair.co.uk
Website-
www.somersetcareandrepair.co.uk
Services - We aim to help vulnerable groups stay in their own homes by offering a handyperson gardening, decorating and stair lift service. We are a not for profit charitable organisation based in Shepton Mallet covering the Mendip area. We offer our services to elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. It is a chargeable service (nominal).

Name - Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (Somerset CCG)
Address - Wynford House, Lufton Way, Lufton Yeovil Somerset, BA22 8HR
Tel - 01935 381999
Website - www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/
Services - On 1 April 2013 Primary Care Trusts were abolished and replaced with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is a group of local GPs and health professionals, with responsibility for planning and funding health services on the public’s behalf. We do this in collaboration with our local hospitals and community health services, county and district councils and the voluntary sector and of course patients, their carers and the community.

Name – Somerset Community Care Matters
Address - Sussex House, Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1NS
Tel - 01823 334906
Email - enquiries@sccm.org.uk
Website - www.sccm.org.uk

Name - Somerset County Council, Equalities Team
Address - County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Tel - 01823 359221
Websitewww.somerset.gov.uk/policies-and-plans/policies/equality/

Name - Somerset County Sports Association for Disabled
Address - Peak Ashes, Chapel Lane, Penselwood, Chapel Lane, Wincanton, BA9 8LU
Tel - 01747 840412
Email - peakashes@btinternet.com
Services - We provide sporting opportunities for all people with any sort of disability. We run two "have-a-go" sports days a year.

Name - Somerset Football Association Limited
Address - Charles Lewin House Unit 10 Landmark House Wirral Business Park Glastonbury Somerset, BA6 9FR
Tel - 01458 832359
Email - Brendan.dix@somersetfa.com
Website - www.somersetfa.com
Services - Somerset FA are responsible for providing football opportunities for everyone within the County. As part of this we provide formal and informal football activities for anyone with a disability. We work with young people and adults with various disabilities to get involved in football, whether that's as a player, as a coach, as a referee or working behind the scenes at football clubs. We want to encourage as many people with disabilities to give football a go and help have a more active and healthy lifestyle. Our vision at Somerset FA is 'Football For Everyone, Everyone For Football'.

Name – Somerset Parent Carer Forum
Address – The Old School School Road, Westonzoyland, Somerset, TA7 OLN
Tel - 01458 259384
Email - help@somersetparentcarerforum.org.uk
Website - www.somersetpcf.org.uk
Services - Somerset Parent Carer Forum represents and collects parent carers feedback to shape the services in Somerset in Health, Education and Care for 0-25 year olds with SEN / additional needs or disabilities

Name – Somerset SENDIAS
Address – The Holway Centre, Byron Road, Taunton, TA1 2JD
Tel - 01823 355578
Email - info@somersetsend.org.uk
Website - www.somersetsend.org.uk
Services - Somerset Parent and Young Peoples Partnership Service is a free, statutory service which provides impartial information and support for parents and carers of children with special educational needs. We provide a telephone enquiry line, a range of leaflets on topics relating to SEN, a website and 1:1 support when possible, to help through the statutory assessment process, plus other enquiries relating to special educational needs.

Name - Somerset Sight
Address - Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1DG
Tel - 01823 366150
Emailadministration@somersetsight.org.uk
Website - www.somersetsight.org.uk
Services - To help relieve the needs of disabled people, in particular but not exclusively with visual disabilities such as blindness or visual impairments.

Name - Somerset Skills & Learning (South Somerset branch)
Address - Middle Street, Minehead, TA24 5JH
Tel - 07919 540576
Email - pgibbons@somerset.gov.uk
Website - www.learnsomerset.co.uk
Services - Somerset Skills & Learning offer learning opportunities across the county in a wide range of subjects. Whether you are looking for courses to improve your English and maths or something for leisure and pleasure, you should find a wide choice near you. It is also possible to gain qualifications to improve your CV when looking for work. As as education service we aim to support you through your course so that you can achieve your full potential.

Name - Somerset Total Communication (STC)
Address Support Services for Education, Cheddon Road, Taunton, TA2 7QP
Tel - 01823 348266
Email - stc@somerset.gov.uk
Website - www.somerset.gov.uk/somersettotalcommunication
Services - Somerset Total Communication core team provides parents, carers and staff in any part of Somerset with, workshops & training, resources to support speech, language and communications needs (SLCN), signpost and networking for queries and support for families and parents supporting anyone with SLCN

Name - Somerset Youth & Community Services
Address - The Holway Centre, Byron Road, Taunton, TA2 8LG
Tel - 01823 349852
Email - youthservice@somerset.gov.uk
Website - www.youthservice@somerset.gov.uk
Services - Somerset Youth & Community Services is part of the county councils Young People’s Services Directorate. Our aim is to work with young people aged 13-19 years to help them to maximise their potential in a number of ways. We strive to ensure that SCYS centres and protects are accessible to young people with any additional deed. Cal or visit our website for more information.

Name -
Somerset &Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)
Address - The Coach House, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BS
Telephone: 01749 343344 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, answerphone at all other times
E mail: support@swedauk.org
Website: www.swedauk.org
Services -  SWEDA provides information and support to people affected by eating disorders, including friends and family. Community Support Sessions & Counselling are available  on Tuesdays and Fridays and we have a monthly support group based in Street, Somerset, Community Support sessions and counselling.

Name – South West Forum
Address - PO Box 101, Teignmouth, TQ14 4BF
Tel - 01392 247901
Website - www.southwestforum.org.uk

Name - SW Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network
Address - Dept of Neurology Gate 10, Level 6, Brunel Building North Bristol NHS Trust Southmead Hospital Bristol Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BRISTOL, BS10 5NB
Tel: 0117 414 1184
Website - www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-services/a-z-services/south-west-neuromuscular-network
Services - The SW Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network's aim to to improve NHS services in the SW for people with rare neuromuscular conditions. It also provides access to Neuromuscular Advisors to provide non-clinical support.

NameSports and Active Lifestyles Team
Address - North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1UJ
Tel - 01275 882734
EmailCatrin.evans@n-somerset.gov.uk.
Websitewww.n-somerset.gov.uk/sportarray
Services - We have an initiative called Sportarray aimed at supporting local sports clubs to offer inclusive sport. The project is focused on ages 14+. We can signpost local disabled people into local sports clubs.

Name - SSVCA
Address - Unit 4, Yeovil Small Business Centre Memorial Road Houndstone Business Park Yeovil Somerset
Tel - 01935 475914
Email - volunteering@ssvca.org.uk
Website - www.ssvca.org.uk
Services -  Information and Advice,Support Services,Communication Support. We are an infrastructure support charity working with the voluntary and community sector in South Somerset.

Name - Taunton & District Branch MS Society
Tel - 07947 700360
Email - c.nicholson421@btinternet.com
Services - The Taunton & District Branch MS Society offers information and support to anyone affected by MS. We also provide some limited services - exercise/physio classes, social events and a newsletter and, through our partnership with CAB, are also able to offer advice and support for DWP benefits, housing, employment and health and social care issues.

NameTaunton and District Citizens Advice
AddressSt Marys House, Magdelene Street, Taunton, TA1 1SB
Tel - 03444 889 623
Websitewww.tauntoncab.org.uk
Services - Taunton CAB provides the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect peoples lives.

Name - Taunton Hard of Hearing Social Club
Tel - 01643 703706 (Sarah)
Email - anne.edlmann@icloud.com
Services - We are a social club and we meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday from 2-4pm. We have a speaker from different walks of life, whether hard of hearing related like Deaf Plus or a charity that help our disability. Twice a year we have outings for a meal and in the summer a day out. We do quizzes and provide tea and biscuits.

Name – Taunton Mencap
Tel – 07876 530300
Websitewww.tauntonmencap.co.uk
Services - Taunton Mencap is a local Mencap society, which runs independently from Mencap and is a registered charity in its own right. Taunton Mencap provides organised, affordable activities for people with learning disabilities in Taunton Deane.

Name - The Apollo Swimming Club for the Physically Disabled of Yeovil and Sherborne
Address - Hilltop, 66 Bicknell Gardens, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4LU
Tel - 01935 79992
Email - info@apolloswimmingclub.org.uk
Website - www.apolloswimmingclub.org.uk
Services - Disabled swimming sessions on Saturday mornings in Yeovil and Tuesday evenings in Sherborne. Sailing on Sutton Bingham Reservoir during the summer. Annual summer camp and numerous social activities throughout the year i.e. theatre visits, skittle evenings and parties plus much more.

Name - The Arrow Centre
Address - 13-15 Flook House, Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1BT
Tel - 01823 324949
Email - office@arrowtuition.co.uk
Website - www.arrowtuiton.co.uk 
Services - Arrow is a training service associated with Bridgwater College. It is based upon the self-voice, replaying the students/adults own voice to improve literacy and communication skills. Used in 200+ schools in UK, Eire, Trinidad & Finland.

Name - The Chard & Crewkerne After Stroke Group
Tel - 01460 66631
Email - christine.mwilliams@tiscali.co.uk
Services - The Chard & Crewkerne After Stroke Group meet weekly to aid the rehabilitation of stroke victims by mental stimulation, exercise, outings and social activities.

Name - The Orchard Social Club
Address - The Old Dairy, Waneroo Farm, Timberscombe, Minehead, TA24 7TU
Email - Johngoodall163@gmail.com
Services - Social gathering, day trips, lunch club, several activities (quiz nights, beetle drives, book club, prayer meeting). We also arrange for companies to come and put shows on for us.

Name - The Sequal Trust
Address - 3 Ploughman's Corner Wharf Road Ellesmere Shropshire, SY12 OEJ
Tel - 01691 624222
Email - info@thesequaltrust.org.uk
Website - www.thesequaltrust.org.uk
Services - Sequal is a national charity which fund raises to provide communication aids to people of all ages throughout the UK,with speech, movement or severe learning difficulties.

Name - The Stroke Association
Address - Bradley House, Harrier Way, Exeter, EX2 7HU
Tel - 01392 447462
Email laura.freeman@stroke.org.uk
Services - Provides non-medical advice and support to stroke sufferers and their families.

Name - The Stroke Association
Address - c/o Williton Hospital, Stutgate Meadow, Williton, Somerset, TA4 4RA
Tel - 01984 634276
Stroke Helpline: 0303 3033100
Email - Lynda.chatfield@stroke.org.uk
Website - www.stroke.org.uk
Services - The Somerset Stroke Family & Carer Support service is a free service to stroke survivors and their families and carers across Somerset. The service provides information, advice and emotional support through home or hospital visits. Our aim is to make life as meaningful and fulfilled as possible through signposting people to appropriate health, social and financial support.

Name - The West of England MS Therapy Centre
Address - Bradbury House Clinic, Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9DB
Telephone - 01454 201 686
Email - info@mstherapybristol.org.uk
Website - www.mstherapybristol.org.uk
The West of England MS Therapy Centre provides a comprehensive range of therapies, services, counselling, current information and support for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis in the West of England in our modern premises, thereby alleviating some of the distressing symptoms of this disease and encouraging them to remain fit, active and mobile for as long as possible.

Name - Ups and Downs Southwest
Telephone - 01278 691100
Email - info@upsanddowns.net
Website www.upsanddowns.net
Services - Support for parents, carers and professional sinvolved with the care of children who have Down Syndrome, able to provide up to date information and advice on the care and education of these children as well as emotional support, friendship and help with benefits claims/forms and statementing.  Annual conference for parents and professionals and in service training for mainstream schools.  Successful group of parents providing and sharing of knowledge and experience.

Name - Vision North Somerset
Telephone - 01934 419393
Email - info.@visionns.org.uk
Website - visionnorthsomerset.wordpress.com/
Services - Vision North Somerset provide information and advice to people with sight loss including registration and rehabilitation. In addition the charity offers social activities, benefit advice and counselling. There is also an environmental equipment service for deaf and hard of hearing people. Service user must be a resident in North Somerset to access services.

Name - West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL)
Telephone - 0117 947 9911
Email - hello@wecil.co.uk
Website - www.wecil.co.uk
Services - WECIL is a charity run by and for disabled people, which supports over 4,000 people in Bristol and surrounding areas every year. We provide a wide range of services which support disabled people in different areas, including benefits advice and information, advocacy for care-assessments, support to receive direct payments, a payroll service, peer-to-peer social networking, services for young people and families, employment support for individuals, and employment consultancy and training for businesses.

Name - West Somerset Advice Bureau
Address - The Lane Centre, Market House Lane, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5NW
Telephone -  01643 704624
Email enquiries@westsomersetadvice.org.uk
Website www.westsomersetadvice.org.uk
The West Somerset Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of topics.  If you need help filling in a form such as a disability form or carers allowance.  If you are finding there is little money to cover your bills then we can assist in reduce expenditure, check your income and even negotiate repayments to any debts you may have.  We can also advise with housing, employment, consumer or family concerns.

Name - Weston & North Somerset DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line)
Telephone - 01934 419426
Email - mail@westondial.co.uk
Website - www.westondial.co.uk
Services - Weston & Somerset DIAL is a voluntary organisation which gives free, impartial and confidential information and support. We are a disabiled led organisation. People of all ages and any disability can use us as well as their carers. We can give advice on areas such as benefits, care and adaptation.

Name - Yeo Valley Lions Club
Address - 3 Henley Lodge, Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4JQ
Email - grahamliz@waitrose.com
Services - Yeo Valley Lions Club has established and maintains a playground specifically designed for those with special needs. It is located in North Somerset.

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Name - You First Support Services CIC
Address - 28 Bower Hinton, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6JY
Telephone -  01935 823718
Email andy@youfirstsupportservices.org.uk
Website www.youfirstsupportservices.org.uk
You First Support Services is a Social Enterprise supporting adults with learning disabilities.  Our customers are the architects of their support.  Our Social Mission is to: Reduce community presence, Strengthen informal support networks, Maintain family engagement , Promote community presence, Support the development of meaningful community roles, Deliver services at a time, in a place and with the people of the individuals choosing, Promote engagement, enablement, opportunity and progression.

Name - YOUNG AND FREE
Address - FILWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE BARNSTAPLE ROAD BRISTOL, BS4 1JP
Telephone - 07468524364
Email - L.WHITTLE@YOUNGANDFREECHARITY.CO.UK
Website - www.youngandfreecharity.co.uk
Services - Young and Free is a “buddying” and befriending service for disabled young people with physical and sensory impairments aged 16-25 in the Bristol area. As well as group wide events in a range of locations we also can offer a social outlet on a 1:1 basis which we actively encourage. We do a range of activities including: Bowling Theater trips meals out Disco’s and Quizzes