Senior Support

Our Befriending Service

Welcome to your Senior Support page

At your Senior Support page you will find information on local activities and useful contact details for further support.  

Martock Parish is a vibrant and active community offering a variety of activities, clubs, groups and associations. Listed below are just some of the groups and activities available.

Local Groups and Activities

Health Walking Group in Martock

Martock Health Walk poster

Martock Health Walk

Our Martock Health Walk group meet at 09.30 on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Moorlands Shopping precinct.  why don't you come along and join us for a friendly walk.  All levels of walkers are invited.   If you would like more information please contact Caroline

Good Companions

The Good Companions meet for an afternoon of friendship, refreshment and light entertainment on the 
 first and third Tuesday of every Month at  2pm – 4 pm at Ash Village Hall

Are you are interested in coming along or just want to find out a bit more information? Then please contact 
Yvonne Connolly 01935 823487

Martock Friends Group - Martock Active Living Centre

This group meets every Thursday from 10-3pm  at Bearley House in the  Community Room, Martock

You will find it a relaxed and social day for seniors living in the community, with organised activities and entertainment suitable for all.

• The Entertainment is a  varied weekly programme that includes guest speakers, visiting performers and lots of fun activities.
• A two Course meal is also provided.
• If you require transport this will be made available to you. • Cost is £2 for the morning session alternatively it is £10 a day which will also include a meal (there is no commitment to attend every week).

The current programme Programme Jan-Mar 2018

Contact Caroline on 07946 121 612 for a chat


Come for Coffee

 The Come for Coffee is held on the last Friday of the month from 10 until 12 midday in the Parish Hall. Come along for coffee, cake and a bacon sandwich, make new friends or catch up with old ones. Everyone is welcome.

All proceeds raised goes to local charities and the Parish Hall fund.
Contact Jenny Becker - 01935 822144 for more information


In need of a friend

At Senior Support we also offer a befriending service, for those isolated and unable to join a group for whatever reason.  Please get in touch and we can talk through the support available within the community of Martock.  Please see the  Good Neighbour Befriending   web page.
 Instead you may wish to contact Caroline on 07946 121 612 for a chat.


Not found what you are looking for on our Senior Support pages then please visit martockonline  where you can find other groups or activities.




Useful Information

Today there is so much information available on the internet that it can be difficult to know where to begin.  If you need any help or support with this, then please contact Caroline who will be happy to help you. 

Caroline has created a list below where she hopes you can find further information or help that may be useful to you.

Age UK Somerset provides a wealth of information, they can advise on welfare benefits,  give advocacy and legal advice through to who you can contact for toe nail cutting service, to yoga groups and fly fishing - go to Age Uk Somerset website  for more information.

 Somerset Alzheimer's Society -  our local hub for information is in Langport - you can contact them on 01458 251541 or go to Somerset Alzheimer's Society website.

Careline use the latest technology to protect vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes - click on the link for Careline  for more information or call the freephone number 0800 101 3333

Compass carers is the dedicated support service for carers across Somerset. They offer information, support and guidance as well as emotional support. They also provide training and sign posting as well as a telephone support service for unpaid carers across Somerset.  If you are caring for a relative, friend or neighbour that could not otherwise manage we are here to support you. For more information click on the link for Somerset Compass carers   or call 01823 255911. 

Somerset Care If you are looking for support at home or help to look after a loved one ,you may find the information in the links below useful. There are also details on Care Homes in Somerset too.

Somerset Care - Care Homes 2016

Somerset Care -Could you use a little help

Somerset Care Rates for Community Care




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