Local to You Somerset
Directory of Services and Support
In Somerset if you know of a local toddler group with excellent SEN provision, or a parent support group they may not be specifically Down Syndrome related but have good support provision, that you would recommend please let us know.
Community Inclusion and Activity Team
We can signpost children and young people with a disability or additional need too many opportunities to access regular clubs and activities in the school holidays. We offer some of these activities ourselves and we work with many other organisations who offer great activities too. We cover the whole of Somerset and our teamwork directly with referred families to offer support, information and guidance, as well as offering activities and clubs. We are part of the wider Children With Disabilities Team.
If your child / young person has the following: –
- A diagnosed disability or is undergoing diagnosis</li
- An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- In receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / PIP
You can refer to the Community Inclusion and Activity Team for time-limited support for your family to help with information, advice and signposting and possible funding to help you to access local opportunities.
B1 West Smart Office
We hold a combination of regular activities, day trips, annual specials, one-offs and carer’s events. All activities, day trips and events are subsidised by ESCAPE and where possible transport is provided, including wheelchair accessible coaches if required. We strive to ensure that everything that we do is open to all.
Please take a look at their website for details of any events.
Unit H, Creech Business Park
Creech St Michael
Tel: 018 234 4216
This group provide accessible breaks and outings for stressed families
Blossom in Somerset
Blossom in Somerset provides opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to meet people and participate in new and fun activities in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
Blossom in Somerset offers a varied and exciting timetable of both stimulating and relaxing activities which are client led and suitable for the majority of disabilities. The activities are designed to improve social and communication skills and promote self-confidence.
Blossom runs Monday to Friday 10.30-4 (3.30 on Fridays).
Website: Blossom in Somerset
Community Hall at the baptist church
St Marys Street
Blossom has a lovely friendly environment and do lots of fun and different activities. My daughter attends two days a week and is always excited to go and see her friends.
The staff are always helpful and friendly and i feel relaxed knowing that my daughter is safe and happy with them and at the same time learning new skills to aid her independence.