News from your Village Agent
Mother’s Day was traditionally a time to return to the Mother Church, to your family and your roots. A time to reflect and feel grateful for the support you have received and the beautiful world around you. Today mindful reflection and gratitude for even the smallest things has been proven to increase your mental well being, and an important way to feel good – try 5 minutes of this type of thinking when you wake up in these lighter mornings, it’s a great positive start to your day!
CCS Somerset Agents are also all around you to help you to get the most out of your life. Village Agents work with anyone who asks for support and can be found in your parish magazine and website and on our website www.somersetagents.org
Carers Agents will support you if you are over 18 and are looking after someone in an unpaid capacity whether that’s your child if you are their Carer, partner, relative or friend – lots of advice and support options can be found at www.somersetcarers.org or by calling our freephone helpline 0800 3168 600. We have a new Carers Group starting in Yeovil on Monday 2nd March at the new beautifully refurbished Samaritans building Marley House, follow the Samaritans signs on Manor Road from opposite the entrance to the Octagon theatre.
Community Agents will support you with a referral from Adult Social Care (call Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224) or may work direct from your local doctor’s surgery. And finally, our transport agent is working on transport solutions for the whole county.
To find out more pop-in to any of our Talking Cafes – free drop in’s – and meet one of the CCS Agents who can set you up with the right support for you. See below for your local Talking Café:
Chard: Chard Library, Holyrood Lace Mill, Holyrood St. Every Monday* 2pm – 4pm
Langport: The Angel, Bow Street Every Monday* 10am – 1pm
South Petherton: South Petherton Library, 3 St. James St Every Friday 10am – 12 noon
Yeovil: HomeFirst @ Yeovil Hospital, in the Canteen Every Wednesday 2pm – 4pm
We have a team of Community Agents and Village Agents across Somerset. They help to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs. We can offer advice and support to find local groups and activities available in your community. Please visit www.somersetrcc.org.uk and www.somersetcarers.org or call me to find out who can advise you.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR YOUNGER RESIDENTS……
We wanted to say a big “thank you” to the village now our project is finally getting started and we have our own place. We are just beginning the work to change the Methodist church into our very own Youth Centre. It’s going to be lots of hard work but really exciting!
Stoke is such a great place to live and grow up in, and we are very proud to be part of it. Thank you for making this happen!
Please take a look at our little film …