Frome Town Council and partners are delighted to announce that it is launching its first Community Hub timetable. With an increase in the need for community support groups, the Town Hall has increasingly become home to several drop-in services. Local practitioners including Frome Welcome Hub for Displaced People, Citizens Advice, the Somerset Council Access Point and Prosper Frome will from now on work together to create a central point for people to access help and information.
The Hub provides an access point that is welcoming and universal, aiming to support residents to access all the services that they need.
What services does the Community Hub provide?
Citizens Advice: Drop in for free, confidential and impartial advice. Citizens Advice Mendip offer advice in many different areas such as benefits, employment, housing and relationships.
Somerset Customer Services: For everything covered by Somerset council, including council tax, planning permissions, social care, and housing/homelessness.
Frome Welcome Hub: A space for all displaced people from all countries. Come and see us for practical support or cultural and social opportunities. On Thursdays Mendip Health Connectors provide free welfare checks.
Fair Frome Community Pantry: Providing affordable access to food items, toiletries and cleaning products for a 6 month period. Membership is £3 or £5 per week for a shop and is open to everyone in Frome via an application form.
Healthy Little Ones: Join the East Mendip Health Visiting Team for Healthy Little Ones, a friendly and fun session to help you with health advice, meet others, weigh your baby and play! Free for all under 5s.
ESOL Classes: Group and one-to-one classes to help with reading, writing and speaking English for speakers of other languages. You can access these classes through the Frome Welcome Hub.
Prosper Frome: A friendly café for support and signposting about money matters, including credit, debt, benefits, scams and business advice. Drop in for advice or to listen to a themed discussion.
Community Hub timetable: