Community Council for Somerset (CCS) is delighted to announce 7 new additions to the Somerset Village Agent team, following its successful funding award from the from The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. The new team members will work across 74 new parishes enabling the project to cover just over 56% of the county.
CCS is pleased to welcome its first ever Community Agent taking a post in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge. This is an exciting opportunity, working with and funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group. The role is specifically focused on improving quality of life for people with long term health conditions.
CCS is also excited to announce a new post; a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Officer who will be working with the Somerset Levels and Moors flood affected areas. This role is funded by Somerset’s Masonic Charities through the Somerset Community Foundation and aims to address some of the long-term and ongoing impacts of the floods.
Somerset Village Agents support the communities they live in, working at the very heart of those communities being the eyes and ears on the ground. Working with individuals and groups and responding to community need, they were really put to the test when the Somerset Levels and Moors flooded along with flash flooding across the county.
Somerset Village Agent Manager Jinny Uppington said: “We are so pleased to welcome the new recruits to our team. This will enable us to carry on our good work and build on our successes to date, supporting those in need across the county.”
Since the start of the project Somerset Village Agents have supported 1404 people,
CCS aims one day to cover the entire county and we will continue to work hard to achieve this goal.
The Village Agents brand also now has a fresh new look and logo. To see if a Village Agent is in your area… look out for the new logo!
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