Information and Local Services

Finding the right information

There is so much information available for Local Services on the internet it can be difficult to know where to turn. The Senior Support – the Information and Local Services page offers you information on local activities and services, in addition, you will also find useful contact details on other organisations in the area that can help and support you or someone you may know.

Martock Parish is a vibrant and active community offering a variety of activities, clubs, groups and associations. We hope you find the information below helpful. If you cannot find what you are looking for and it isn’t here then please contact Caroline, who would be happy to help and  support you can email Caroline or telephone 07946 121612

Care and Support

Age Uk Somerset holds a wealth of information, from welfare benefits advice, advocacy and legal advice through to a toe nail cutting service, yoga and fly fishing. To find out more information go to the Age Uk Somerset 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 0800 101 3333

Compass Carers Are you a carer? Do you need support? Join the Martock  Support Group who meet every second Wednesday of the month at the Pavilion from 10.30 to 12 midday.

Somerset Alzheimer’s Society our local hub for information is in Langport – please contact 01458 251541

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Somerset Care is one of the Local Services available. For useful information about support at home for yourself or help to look after a loved one please click on one of the links below as they also give details on Care Homes in Somerset.:

Care Homes 2016 – Somerset Care

Could you use a little help – Somerset Care

Somerset Care Rates for Community Care

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Somerset Compass carers  Compass carers is a local service that is the dedicated support service for carers across Somerset. It offers information, support and guidance as well as emotional support, 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 Somerset Compass carers  or call 01823 255911.

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Somerset Carers Service 

Carers Service Advice Line Call 0800 31 68 600

 Martock Carers Support Group

Do you give your time to care for a family member, a friend or a neighbour and are completely unpaid? 

A parent carer, a young carer, care for an older person or adult with care needs.

 Held every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

10 – 11.30am

At Chirpy Cottage, North Street, Martock

A confidential space to meet fellow carers in a relaxed social environment.  With visiting speakers and access to professional advice, support and training.

For information about this group please contact Caroline Bennett on 07946 121 612,

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Memory Lane

A place to talk about old memories and make some new ones

Venue : Swallowfields, Mow Barton, Martock, Somerset

When: 3rd Friday every month from 23rd March 2018 from 11.00am – 12.30pm

Facilitators : Heather Pearce, Health Coach & Wendy Clemmey, Warden

A corroboration between Housing & Care 21 and Dr A R Bridge & Partners

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70 Years of the NHS


Do you have strong memories of the first experience of the NHS? Or perhaps photographs of the old hospital in Yeovil? If so we would love to hear from you. We are running a series of drop on workshops for you to share your stories over the last 70 years. Come and discover doctor’s bags, uniforms and images from our historic collections. Workshops are fun, informal and suitable for most ages.

For more information or to book a free place contact:

or telephone 07834986462


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Living Well Plan

Take control of your own future by recording what is important to you. 

  • Record important memories
  • Prepare for your futureLiving Well Plan
  • Organise important information
  • Make your preferences and wishes known

to find our more, contact Jacqueline Briggs

By calling 07864 950921 or email

Or visit the website




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St Margaret’s Support Groups Taunton and Yeovil




St Margaret’s Support Groups is one of your local services and are open to anyone affected by a life-limiting illness – patients, their families and friends

As well as providing an opportunity to meet others in similar situations, our trained volunteers can offer visitors

  • a listening ear
  • provide free information
  • help signpost to other services

The groups are run on a drop-in basis – there is no need to book or to be referred

Or perhaps you would like to become a volunteer to help run these groups?

 St Margaret’s Hospice, Taunton  TA1 5HA Thursdays 2pm-4pm

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX 10.30am – 12.30

 For further information please contact Lesley Burgess


Tel:   0845 070 8910

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How to opt out of unsolicited telephone calls

Are you getting too many unsolicited telephone calls ?

Telephone Preference Service  is a free opt out service enabling you to record your preference on the official register and not receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls. To find out more click on the link:


Free TV Licence for the over 75’s

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or to download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any device and provider you use.

Once you or someone you live with are over 74 you are eligible to apply for the over 75 free licence for your household.

How do I apply for a free over 75 TV Licence? –

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Keeping elderly neighbours safe

Say Hello to your elderly neighbour and help them to be safe. Avon and Somerset Police offer useful information and top tips on how to help your elderly neighbour keep safe. In addition if you think someone is vulnerable and needs support on keeping safe, your neighbourhood policing team would be more than happy to pop round to speak to any elderly or vulnerable person for some reassurance and advice. To access the help of the neighbourhood policing team, either pop into the Martock Information Centre where one of the volunteers will pass on the details to the local PCSO, pop into your local police station or telephone 101.

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What’s on for Senior’s

What’s On for Senior’s  Find out what activities and events are being held each day in your local community.

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Local Services

Local Services in Martock that can provide help, companionship or even a bit of pampering in your own home are advertised here and maybe relevant to all your needs.


Ask Edna  is one of your  local services that provides a friendly and personal local service that aims to keep the elderly independent.

For further information and contact details click on the image below.

Ask Edna







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Alison’s Nail Services


Alison's Nail Service

Alison is a local nail technician who will pamper you in the comfort of your own home.

For further information and contact details click on the image above.

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Caring Caroline

Caroline is fully qualified to help with all your daily needs. Caroline has an NVQ 2  in Health and Social Care and in addition is also Dementia Care Trained.

Caring Caroline click here for further information and contact details.

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Local Services

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead is the UK’s Leading Home Care Service. 
Covering Martock and beyond, we are specialists in non-medical care of older people in their own homes.

Whilst our principal services involve the day-to-day care of older people in their own homes (and in care homes)and therefore we also provide a range of specialist services, which include Alzheimer’s and dementia care, convalescence care – and respite care, for families who need a break from day-to-day caring duties.

We enable people to remain at home where they are most happy and comfortable. Families can relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands, being cared for with dignity and respect by the world’s leading home care company.

To find out more about the services on offer, either for yourself, a family member or a friend, or to become a CAREGiver please call.

Telephone: 01935 577030

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Live in Care 

Live in care provides a professional and friendly live-in care service that allows you or your loved one to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own homes, supported by fully trained, experienced and trusted live in carers. To find out more click on the links below.


Live in Care

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Heartfelt Care

Local Services

Heartfelt Care Agency is one of the local services that cares for you at home. For more information click on the link Heartfelt Care Leaflet


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Somerset Carers Service

Local Services

To find out which area you are in and for further information please click on the link  Carers Map and Parishes


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Bluebird Care and Support

Local ServicesBluebird Care is one of the local services that offers a full range of home care services to assist and support people in their own home. They have professional, highly trained care workers who will provide quality care which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. To find out more please click here Bluebird Carers


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