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Community Help Listings


Association of Jewish Refugees

Phone: 020 8385 3070  Website: https://www.ajr.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Asylum Seekers Helplines

Asylum Seekers Helplines.

Phone: 0808 8000 630 - Asylum Help UK  


BDCI – Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution

Help for people who have worked in the meat industry

Phone: 01727 896094  Website: https://www.bdci.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Diversity Voice

Diversity Voice is a not-for-profit organisation, non-political organisation committed to providing quality support to all ethnic minorities who live or work in Somerset, North Somerset, West – North Dorset, West Wiltshire, East Devon and the surrounding areas. We aim to promote welfare, provide information and create a support network for members of All communities. Contact...

Phone: 03000 750 105 Email: admin@diversityvoice.com 



Farmwatch- Is about you and your neighbours coming together to help reduce opportunities for rural crime. Benefits of Farmwatch: It shows that members of the farming community are looking out for each other, keeps you up to date with what’s going on in your area, working closely with the Police and helps to prevent and...

Phone: 101  Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/farmwatch (Opens in new window)


Furniture Reuse Details for Somerset

Website link for details of Furniture Reuse Groups in Somerset https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/reuse-pass-it-on/

Website: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/reuse-pass-it-on/ (Opens in new window)


Independent Age

Advice and Support for Older age. Independent Age is an older peoples’ charity based in the UK. It has offices in London, Newcastle and Glasgow, and staff and volunteers based in a number of other UK locations. It is a registered charity in England & Wales and in Scotland. The charity was formerly known as...

Phone: 0800 319 6789  Website: https://www.independentage.org/ (Opens in new window)


Mendip All Drummers

Mendip All Drummers. Absolute beginners & more experienced players are always welcome to visit or join the group. Ring up – or send an email to charles.johnson72@aol.co.uk & we’ll get back to you Or simply turn up on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am till 1.00 pm at Croscombe Village Hall, Fayreway, Croscombe, Somerset BA5 3QJ...

Phone: 07881304609 Email: charles.johnson72@aol.co.uk Website: https://mendipalldrummers.btck.co.uk/ (Opens in new window)

P2i – Accommodation and Support Services

Pathways to Independence (P2i) works with Somerset County Council, five District Councils and two major Housing Providers in Somerset in order to provide a range of services, all under one roof in our P2i Hubs. Our goal is to enable young people to live independently from our services but to be here while they need a...

Phone: 0300 123 2327  Website: https://www.p2i.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Refugee Council

National Organisation supporting Refugees in the UK.

Phone: 020 7346 1166 Email: refugeeadvice@refugeecouncil.org.uk Website: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Relatives & Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is the national charity for older people in or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope. The R&RA’s helpline offers free, expert and totally independent advice and support on a daily basis, to all in difficulties or just needing accurate information about older people and care....

Phone: 020 7359 8136 Email: info@relres.org Website: https://www.relres.org/helpline/contact-the-helpline/ (Opens in new window)


RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) Bristol and Somerset

Support for older people.

Phone: 0117 929 7444 Email: bristolsomersethub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk Website: https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-help (Opens in new window)


Sons and Friends of the Clergy

Phone: 020 7799 3696  Website: https://www.sonsandfriends.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Spark South Somerset

Spark provides information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in South Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor. They also run the Volunteer Service, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

Phone: 01935 475914  Website: https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


St Vincent de Paul Society

The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting people who are sick, lonely, in prison, or suffering from addiction is also a significant proportion of our work. The essence of our work is person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift. St Vincent de Paul Society. National Office contact...

Phone: 020 7703 3030 Email: info@svp.org.uk Website: https://www.svp.org.uk/what-we-do (Opens in new window)


Taunton Salvation Army

Taunton Salvation Army The What’s On calendar includes some great activities such as a Men’s Breakfast, Coffee Mornings, Knit and Natter and much more. https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/taunton Address South Street TauntonTA1 3AA United Kingdom Email address: theresa.torr@salvationarmy.org.uk Phone: 01823 284 291

Phone: 01823 284 291 Email: theresa.torr@salvationarmy.org.uk Website: https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/taunton (Opens in new window)


Taunton’s Priorswood Recycling Centre Reuse Shop

Under slogan buy it or bring it, just don’t bin it, the Reuse Shop at Taunton’s Priorswood recycling centre opened in 2013 to offer furniture, sports equipment, kitchenware and much more at great prices seven days a week 8am-4pm. Find it at the Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood, Taunton TA2 8QY, or phone 07985 438897 to...

Phone: 07985438897 Website: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/reuse-pass-it-on/ (Opens in new window)


The Besom

Nationwide charity run by the Church. They have helped furnish peoples homes for free.

Website: https://www.besom.com/local-besoms (Opens in new window)


Turn 2 Us

This website has a search tool for all sorts of grants. You can search under postcode, age, gender, previous occupation (e.g armed forces) and medical condition.

Website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk (Opens in new window)


U3A – University of the Third Age

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

Website: https://u3a.org.uk (Opens in new window)