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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Wednesday 26th June 2019

Posted on 29th June, 2019 in News

Subject: Carers’ Voice Somerset Partnership Board information

Details about Carers’ Voice Somerset Partnership Board, the influencing body for unpaid carers in Somerset, can now be found on the new Somerset Community Connect Website:



Subject: Save the date! Somerset CCG Annual General Meeting

We’re busy planning for this year’s Annual General Meeting. We will be sharing more news about it and how you can get involved over the next few months. But in the meantime, we’d love for you to save the date in your diaries.

It will take place on Tuesday 17 September 2019 between 4pm and 7pm at Westlands Leisure Complex, Yeovil, BA20 2DD.


Subject: Taunton Stroke Club

Taunton Stroke Club meets on Tuesdays from 10am-2.30pm at Compass Wellbeing Centre, Unit 7, Belvedere Road, TA1 1BH.

Anyone who has had a stroke can attend and referrals can be made from hospitals, social workers, community carers, family and friends.

We aim to help members meet other stroke survivors who may have similar difficulties and give their carers a much needed break once a week.

Transport for Somerset bring some members (at a charge) while others are driven to the centre by carers, family members.

Coffee, tea and notices from the Committee begin the day. Members and volunteers pay for a hot lunch which the centre cook and we all enjoy.

Activities include table top games, Boccia, music groups, choirs, slide shows and craft days. Visits from canine partners, invited speakers and reflexology and pilates sessions also take place regularly. There are also twice yearly trips to meet other local stroke clubs as well as quarterly trips to a local bowling club.

To find out more visit the Stroke Association website which lists the contact details for club (Julia Hammett).


Subject: Short breaks annual family fun day

It is less than two weeks away now until the short breaks annual family fun day. It’s a great day out for families who have a child / young person with a disability or additional need in Somerset.

Saturday 06 July 2019, 11am-3pm, Brookside Academy, Brooks Road, Street, BA16 0PR.

Free parking and free activities including:

  • Activity tasters: music, big art, fun sports, woodland craft
  • All ability bikes
  • Bouncy castle and soft play
  • Ice cream van
  • Pop up shops brought to you by some of the special schools
  • Information stands
  • Parent support organisations
  • Mini drop in workshops for families – pampering, yoga, movement and others

Food and refreshments available to buy on site or bring a picnic.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

If you need any further information please contact the Short Breaks Team on 01823 358117.