Somerset Networks

KeyRing provides community based support via weekly hubs alongside our traditional 1:1 support.

KeyRing hubs are a weekly group session or drop-in based in the local community hosted by the Community Enabler or the Community Living Volunteer.

 

Frome Hub

Every Thursday afternoon at the Cheese and Grain in Frome – 14.00 till 16.00

Individuals with additional needs (and carers) are welcome to drop by. The Frome Hub does organise special event hubs and invites speakers/organisations from the local community to come and meet, do a talk – local MP, fire brigade – again people are welcome to come.

Cheese and Grain

Market Yard

Frome

Somerset

BA11 1BE

 

Talking Café

Last Wednesday of every month from 10.00 to 12.00

Support with finding the right support, signposting to appropriate services or a friendly chat.

Held on the First Floor at

Frome Medical Practice

Frome Medical Centre

Enos Way

Frome

Somerset

BA11 2FH

 

https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/hcmgroup/talking-cafes/

 

This is run in partnership with the Community Health Connectors

Individuals with additional needs, professionals, other organisations and carers are all welcome.

 

Why we changed the way we support people

To encourage Members to be more independent with receiving support

Members can bring letters and bills to the Hub, help plan and run sessions or suggest ideas, socialise with other Members and participants, invite speakers they would like to hear from and involve other members of the community.

They can also arrange 1:1 support sessions at the Hub as they need them.

To develop connections in the local community

We will be able to connect and develop partnerships with other local groups and organisations such as Health Centres, Health connectors, Micro providers and Community Centres to develop more opportunities for our Members.

To enable more people to become part of our networks

We have created a new type of membership: Peer Support. These Members are now really independent and are no longer in need of (or eligible for) our support. They may be in full time work. Peer Support Members will still be welcome to come to Hubs for a social visit or attend talks, but will not receive 1:1 support. We will be able to give occasional small packages of support when needed or signpost them to appropriate services. As a result KeyRing will be able to support new Members to join the Network.

1:1 support is provided for our Full and Associate Members with things like flat checks, form filling, support with independence skills (prompts to clean; cook; personal hygiene), making phone calls, signposting to appropriate services and support to attend appointments. Members will be able to book in appointments with their Community Enabler or Community Living Volunteer.

 

Levels of Membership

Full Membership

  • Weekly 1:1 support sessions
  • Putting a support and action plan in place
  • Access to the Hubs
  • Access to network meetings
  • Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
  • Training
  • Workshops
  • Employment opportunities
  • Out of Hours service

 

Associate Membership

  • Fortnightly 1:1 support sessions
  • Putting a support and action plan in place
  • Access to the Hubs
  • Access to network meetings
  • Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
  • Training
  • Workshops
  • Employment opportunities
  • Out of Hours service

 

Peer Support Membership

  • One-off sessions of support if needed
  • Access to the Hubs
  • Invites to KeyRing events
  • Training and employment opportunities
  • Possible access to Out of Hours service if agreed

 

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For more information contact Sue Norton on 07951 721 703 or at susan.norton@keyring.org