Can you spare some time to help the homeless?

Connect - CentreWith the cold weather setting in, it’s this time of year that we appreciate our central heating but spare a thought for those people who have nowhere warm to go this winter.For the last couple of years the Elim Connect Centre, Shepton Mallet Salvation Army and Mendip District Council have worked together to set up an Emergency Cold Weather Shelter based in Shepton Mallet. Full Story: Read More

Organisations in Somerset join forces to launch a new support service for young people

Pathways to IndependenceThis week sees the launch of the new P2i (Pathway to Independence) support service for young people across Somerset. P2i is an innovative partnership project between Somerset County Council, the five District Councils (Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Mendip, Taunton Deane and West Somerset) and a number of housing providers. The P2i service offers support for homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24. The service will cover joint needs assessments, family mediation, housing advice, emergency accommodation, supported housing, floating support and signposting to other services. Full Story: Read More