Somerset Young Carers

Are you a Young Carer?

Do you help or look after someone in your family? Is this because they are ill, disabled or have problems with drugs or alcohol or their mental health? You might be doing the shopping for them, or the cooking, or the housework. Perhaps you help them wash or dress? Or maybe you spend time cheering them up? Whatever it is you do, it means that you can call yourself a �Young Carer�, and it also means that we may be able to help you.

  • We can answer questions and advise you. We can give you information for you and your family.
  • We can introduce you to other Young Carers. We can help you speak out and be heard.
  • We run regular groups, where you can have fun with friends and take part in new and exciting activities.
  • We organise holidays, allowing you time and fun away from home.

How to get in touch

You can call or write to us yourself, or you could ask someone you trust to contact us - he/she might be a teacher, a relative or a friend, a youth worker, anyone you like.

Somerset Young Carers Project

Sue Crisfield - Young Carers Project
Co-ordinator (Mendip area)
2 Orchard Court, The Archers Way, Glastonbury BA6 9LH
Tel: 01458 831668
Mob: 07919 540410
Fax: 01458 837300

Wessex Counselling Service

Are you aged 18-25, on a low income and in need of

  • somewhere to talk?
  • someone who will listen?
  • something that will help you move forward in your life?

Now you can get help under our new Young People�s Counselling Scheme and things can start to feel different.

You can phone us now on 01373 453355 (Please leave your name and number if our answer phone is on.) Your first meeting, to discuss how counselling might help, is free. Fees for further sessions cost �10 each.

Wessex Counselling Service
Fairfield House, King Street, Frome BA11 1BH

Green Giving
An online service where you can donate and receive children�s items for FREE

Recycle your child�s unwanted clothes, toys, books, furniture and equipment online for FREE. Items that you no longer need could be just what someone else is looking for. Help the environment, support other families and keep your unwanted items out of landfills.

Young Person�s Clinic
Every Wednesday 4-5pm at Frome Medical Practice

Come along and talk confidentially if you are worried about:
Smoking, Stress, Sexual Health, Drugs, Bedwetting, Body Image, Bullying, Alcohol

No appointment necessary

Tel: 01373 301318

Frome Library

Justice Lane, Frome,
Somerset BA11 1BE
Tel: 0845 345917
Hours of Opening: Mon-Thur 9:30am-5pm, Fri 9:30am-7pm. Sat 9.30am-4pm

All libraries within Somerset provide books as well as DVDs, spoken Word cassettes/CDs and music cds for borrowing by children and adults. Computers with Internet Access as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), scanner and printing facilities are available.

There is telephone and online access to The Enquiry Centre: answers to anything. Do you need information and don�t know where to look? Just contact the Enquiry Centre where a team of specialist staff is available to answer your enquiry, however simple or complex Tel: 01823 226370, Text 07919540839.

If the Enquiry Centre is closed you can access this service via the website listed above following the links to Enquire.

Alternatively, email [email protected]

Library Catalogue:

Flourish Homes

Part of our role is to work within and help build communities, as part of this we provide grant funding to some organisations. We have given grants to several groups working with families and young people in the Frome area. Please contact us if you would like to find out about our work.

If there are any parents or young people who are living in Flourish Homes properties who would be interested in community involvement or having a say about how your homes are managed and the area you live in we would be pleased to hear from you

 Call Liz on 01749 334456 or 01749 334459
Text us on 07809 192903
Or drop us an email on
2 Cathedral Avenue, Wells Somerset, BA5 1FD Tel 01749 832047
[email protected]
Flourish Homes
Company No: 3969491 Charity No: 1096689
Housing Corp Reg No: LH 4304





Parks and Open Spaces

Victoria Park
Weymouth Road
Offers Bowls, Tennis Courts, Putting, Boules terrain, bandstand and tearooms during summer months.

Mary Baily Playing Field
Somerset/Park Road Inclusive Children�s Playground, grassed open space area for ball games, picnics etc.

Welshmill Children�s Playground
Welshmill Road

The Millenium Green
The Millennium Green is a semi wild open space for local wildlife. There are walks and a picnic area.

Chateau Gontier Walk
River bank walk in the town centre

Murrhardt Garden
North Parade

Rodden Meadow
Reached via footpath at the end of Willow Vale (4 acres of riverside meadow).

The Old Showfield Play Park
Next to the New Frome Hospital

Skate Parks

Mary Baily Playing Field
Somerset/Park Road

Events in Frome

Frome Festival
Ten days of classical music, jazz, folk, indie, literature, drama, film, dance workshops and free events. Starts the first Friday of July.

Frome Cheese Show
Takes place at west Woodlands on the second Saturday in September, one of the largest agricultural shows in the South West.

Frome Carnival
Takes place on the third Saturday of September, afternoon and evening processions.

Christmas Spectacular
Annual switch on of the Christmas lights. Chidren�s events, shopping and fireworks. Last Sunday in November.

Frome FM
Local radio station broadcasts at various times during the year 87.7FM, also listen on line

Local Places to Visit

Ammerdown Park
Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW
Tel: 01761 433709
Fax: 01761 433094
email: [email protected]

Brockerswood Country Park
Brookerswood, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4EH
Tel: 01373 822238

Centre Parcs
Longleat Forest, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7PU

Cley Hill
Warminster Road, Corsley Wiltshire
Iron Age Hill Fort

East Somerset Steam Railway 
East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, SomersetBA4 4QP
Tel: 01749 880417

Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Farleigh Hungerford

Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW Safari Park, House, Shearwater & Heavens gate

Norwood Farm
Bath Rd, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7LP
Tel: 01373 834356
Rare breeds, picnic & play areas

Nunney Castle
Nunney, Somerset

Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Tel: 01747 841152

Vallis Vale
North-West edge of Frome
Designated a site of special scientific interest.

Westbury White Horse

Useful addresses

Frome Town Council
5 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DS
Tel: 01373 465757
email: [email protected] and

Frome Police Station
Oakfield Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 4JG
Tel: 0845 456 7000

Citizens Advice Bureau
5 King Street, Frome BA11 1BH
Tel: 01373 465496

Frome Museum
1 North Parade, Frome BA11 1AT
Open March-November
Tel: 01373 454611

Tourist Information / Town Council
The Round Tower, 2 Bridge St, Frome BA11 1BB
Tel: 01373 467271    Fax: 01373 451733

Local Press

Frome Times


Polish Frome
Information for Polish community - in Polish language.
Informacje dla Polak�w - w jezyku polskim.
[email protected]

Mendip Community Support
62, High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AS
Tel: 01749 346830
email: [email protected]

Flourish Homes
Kilver Court, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset  BA4 5NF
Tel  01749  334455
Email  [email protected]

Knightstone Housing

Matt Bullock

Support & Housing Worker

The Piggeries Project-Frome

Futures at Knightstone

Mobile:07718 155313

Email: [email protected]


Somerset racial equalities unit
PO Box 75, Somerton, Somerset   TA11 9AR
Tel:  01458 274200    Fax:  01458 272233
Email:  [email protected]



The Essential Guide

Toddler Groups & Activities
Out of School care
Clubs & Organisations
Theatre, Dance, Cinema, Art & Music
Special Interest


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