SOMERSET VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY AGENTS PROJECT
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:
- Brent Knoll
- East Brent
- Burnham Without
- Compton Bishop
Contact Kim Wilcox
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.
Please see website below for further information regarding the role of Community Agents:
SOMERSET COMMUNITY CONNECT TALKING CAFE
Somerset Village & Community Agents
Somerset Community Connect
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 email@example.com
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.
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