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Community and Village Agents



Providing people in Somerset’s rural communities with easier access to information and services

The Somerset Village Agent project is a project of Communities Council Somerset (CCS) and now covers half of the county.

The project uses paid, part time, highly trained individuals living in the parish ‘clusters’ they support.

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.

Local Village Agent for Parishes in our area:

  • Brean
  • Lympsham
  • Brent Knoll
  • East Brent
  • Berrow
  • Burnham Without
  • Compton Bishop
  • Badgworth

Contact Kim Wilcox

Tel: 07943555519

Village Agents offer a signposting and referral service with a difference - please see our website for further information:


Community Agent Steve Ballinger.

Our first ever Community Agent, Steve Ballinger, was appointed in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge in July 2015

Working with and funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group, Steve's role is specifically focused on making the link between individuals and services. Steve offers free and confidential practical support to local people.

Steve is based in the urban area of Burnham on Sea & Highbridge.

Tel: 07746340541

Please see website below for further information regarding the role of Community Agents:


Somerset Village & Community Agents
Somerset Community Connect

Talking Cafe

Multi agency information cafe providing free advice and support.

  • Providing a place for the community to access several agencies in one location, in an informal, relaxed environment.
  • Come along for advice and support with professionals and volunteers you can trust - from health to finance - support is here for you.
  • Pop in for a cuppa and a chat - open to any Adult 18+

2pm - 4pm Burnham-On-Sea @ The Chatterbox Cafe every Wednesday
21 Victoria Street, Burnham-On-Sea

Call 01823 331222 or email


To dowload the poster for the Talking Cafe, click here.

Health & Wellbeing Officer

Nathan Fox, Health & Wellbeing Officer supports people in the flooded communities across Somerset with their emotional health and wellbeing. Nathan is working in conjunction with the Village Agents in these areas to build emotional resilience in communities.


Tel: 07980224351

For more information please see our website:


Please see this link for information on the support the village agents are providing in our area during the COVID-19 pandemic - Village Agent support COVID-19 Poster

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