Langport is a Caring Community 

Within Langport and the surrounding communities we have lots of different groups which offer a service in their community for those in need of help and support. Some of these are voluntary organisations and some are paid professionals.

 

The people who may need support may be the elderly, disabled, single parents and young mothers, those temporarily in need through illness,  anyone who may be isolated within the community the list goes on. So if you or someone you know is in need then why not get in touch with one of these groups.

Langport Cares

Langport Cares is a directory of individual volunteers who are ready to where help is needed in Langport and the surrounding communities.

 

It offers practical and compassionate help and support with tasks such as helping with the shopping, getting to an appointment, collecting a prescription, filling out a form, the list goes on... if you need help why not ask they probably have someone who can help, or will work to help you find someone who can.

Call: 01458 251489 or 01458 251881 or email: jessicapitman@aol.com 

The Angel Community Cafe 

The Angel is a volunteer ran community cafe on Bow Street, Langport, throughout the week it hosts and support many different community groups alongside the Cafe. 

The Cafe is open Wednesday to Friday 10am until 4pm and Saturdays 10am until 12pm. It is a safe space for all people to come and have a drink and a cake as they meet up with friends or make new friends they also provide light lunches.

Angel Company is a social group who meet in the front bar on Wednesdays between 10am until 2pm with a cooked lunch with desert about mid-day. You will often find them getting creative, playing a card game, doing some knitting or just having a chat, if you would like to join them why not pop in or contact Sue Smallwood on 01458 241900.

 

The Groove is a new initiative to provide a local meeting place in the heart of the community with a disco on a Monday night for adults living with a disability it offers a fun place for those with learning disabilities autism, MLD, and SLD to dance and relax. The live DJ and disco lights make the atmosphere amazing! The Community Room has wheelchair access via a platform lift and an accessible bathroom so that everybody can enjoy the event.

 

Sue Grey is The Angels Listener she is an accredited counsellor and addictions therapist with over 20 years experience offering the opportunity to explore the challenges of life that people might be experiencing. She volunteers at the Talking Cafe (more information below) and is also available for private sessions by arrangement.

Keep Calm and Get Creative is a welcoming group at The Angel on Mondays from 10 am. Try your hand at a range of crafts whether you're are a total beginner or an expert with skills and ideas to share with others.

Le Leche League provide mother to mother, parent to parent breastfeeding support at meet-ups. Their trained breastfeeding counsellors (known as LLL Leaders), who have all breastfed their own babies, work as volunteers to provide a network of support options including local calls, a national Helpline, emails and social media. This, combined with opportunities for those at meetings to receive encouragement from their peers, other breastfeeding mothers and parents, means they can support all families at every stage of their breastfeeding relationship, in ways that work best for them. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am until 12 pm contact katiepiper1824@gmail.com.

Joyous Angels is a group that shares in music, story, singing and friendship and support for parents and carers with pre-school age children. They meet on Fridays Mornings 9:30am until 12pm further refreshments and lunches are available in the cafe downstairs after as always to continue conversations. 

Connect is a is an open, vibrant and growing group of young adults (18-39ish) that meet for conversations around a shared meal on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 7pm if you would like to know more contact James on 01458 259642 or curate.langport@gmail.com.

Talking Cafe

The Talking Cafe is an information cafe providing you with the advice and support you need staffed by an Agent from the CCS and volunteers from the Angel.

  • Free, confidential advice – no appointment necessary.

  • Providing a place for you to be signposted to several agencies from one location, in an informal, relaxed environment.

  • Come along for advice and support with professionals and volunteers you can trust, support is here for you.

  • Pop in for a cuppa and a chat – open to any person aged 18+

Have a problem and not know who to turn to? Why not call in on a Monday 10am until 1pm to talk to an Agent. They offer signposting to help which is available locally.

On the 3rd Monday of the month the Carers Agent is at the Talking Cafe from 10.30am until 12pm. Carers Agents support unpaid carers and their families. From finding a micro-provider to help lighten the load, to helping with benefit checks and grant finding and linking them to local groups for additional support.

The Somerset Community micro-enterprise Project has been helping local people to set up small (micro) businesses that can provide local flexible local care services for people who need some help and support. These Micro-providers are paid professionals that can offer you support in the areas you need help at home. The Enterprise Agent will be at the Talking Cafe on the 2nd Monday of the month.

St Marys Church Langport

St Marys Church of Huish Episcopi & Langport hold a monthly Dementia friendly service on the 4th Sunday of the month at 11am followed by lunch in the Rectory.

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