The POD Charity supports young people and adults with additional needs, young carers and their families.
The Pod can help you find friends and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment.
The Pod Youth Club was set up in 2013 by parent carers and children with additional needs, prior to the youth club opening there was nowhere for children with additional needs to go to make friends and socialise with others.
The member led charity is small but growing, reflecting the need for the service and the high esteem in which they are held by their members and partners.
Pod Youth Club
Every Tuesday night during term time between 5.30pm-7.30pm at Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Frome BA11 3EF. Young People who attend have additional needs and are aged between 10–18 years. The ratio of staff to young people is typically 1:3
Activities chosen by the members have included Onesie film nights, sports and swimming, Jewellery making, cooking and seasonal arts and crafts. Young People are free to take part or just relax and read a book if they wish.
Social group for people with additional needs aged between 18 to 30 where you can make friends, learn new skills, and have fun! Monday nights (except Bank Holidays) at the RISE, Frome, BA11 3BY from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
The Zone Young Carers group meet at RISE, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY during term time on a Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm once a fortnight.
Young People who attend are aged 8-16 years however existing members are welcome to stay until they turn 18 years old. Most, but not all of the Young Carers have a disabled brother or sister – they really do benefit from spending time with peers who have an understanding of the differences in their home lives.
‘Just a Monday meet up’ for parents who have children / young people with additional needs. The Pod host a relaxed wellbeing space for parents to chat, enjoy grown up craft activities and complimentary wellbeing treatments. The session runs monthly and you can talk about challenges, share ideas for activities and support. Please contact the Pod for upcoming dates which are also published on social media.
Pod POP Disco
Tuesdays (once a month) 6.30pm-8.30pm – Masonic Hall, North Parade, Frome, BA11 1AU
A monthly, open access social group for young people and adults, aged 16+ (no upper age age limit) with additional needs to come together for fun, dancing and to make friends. Tickets can be purchased on the door and there is no need to book in advance. The Masonic Hall is wheelchair accessible, please contact The Pod for more information on access and upcoming dates which are also published on social media.
The Scrapstore is a warehouse full of locally sourced scrap materials from anywhere and everywhere to bring you loads of wonderful creative and interesting objects which can be used fore art, craft, play, DIY, homemaking or just messing around and being inspired.