Information and Local Services

Finding the right information

There is so much information available on the internet it can be difficult to know where to turn. The Senior Support – Useful Information page offers you information on local activities. You will see 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

Somerset Care The following information may be useful if you are looking for support at home or help to look after a loved one. The links below 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

Somerset Compass carers  Compass carers 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.

 


OTHER INFORMATION

 


Martock Surgery

Flu drop-in with a difference!

Saturday 28th October 11am to 2pm

Get your flu jab & meet your Patient Participation Group volunteers, the Our Place Martock team and our Health Coaches.

Find out what’s going on in your community and the fantastic support available!

 Light refreshments and cakes available, kindly donated by Bakery Roy-Al.

All proceeds to the Martock Charity Shop.

 


Performing Arts Library

If you singing a choir, play in an orchestra or part of a drama group, subscribing to Somerset Performing Arts Library will gain you access to their vast collection of musical scores and play scripts.

For details see www.somerset.gov.uk/pal

Email muslib@somerset.gov.uk

or phone 01935 472020

 
 


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? – http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ53


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.


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.


Local Services

Local Services in Martock that can provide help, companionship or even a bit of pampering in your own home are advertised here.

 

Ask Edna provides a friendly, personal local service that aims to keep the elderly independent.

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

Ask Edna

 

 

 

 


Alison’s Nail Services

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 below.

Alison's Nail Service

 

 

 

 


Caring Caroline

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

Caring Caroline click here for further information and contact details.


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), 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.

If you would like to enquire about our services, either for yourself, a family member or a friend, or to become a CAREGiver please call us.

Telephone: 01935 577030

ashley.gray@homeinstead.co.uk

 


 

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