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Vaccination Clinics In Somerset


Bridgwater Town Hall, High St, TA6 3BL
Every Friday: 9am - 5pm
Walk in
Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 6JE
Every Sunday: 10am - 7pm
Auction / Market at Junction 24 Market Way, North Petherton TA6 6DF
Sat 7th & 21st May: 9am - 3pm
Walk in
Sydenham Pantry, Community Hub, Fairfax Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4HX
Weds 11th & 25th May: 1pm - 6pm
Walk in
Hamp Pantry, Grenville House, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 6JE
Thurs 12th & 26th May: 1pm - 6pm
Walk in


Minehead Community Hospital, Luttrell Way, Minehead, TA24 6DF
Every Tuesday: 8:30am - 7pm
Everyday Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Walk in
Wellington Community Hospital, Bulford Lane, Wellington, TA21 8QQ
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Walk in
Priorswood Community Centre, 13-14 Priorswood Place, Taunton, TA2 7JW
Sat 14th & 28th May: 9am - 6pm
Walk in
Wiveliscome Community Hall, West Street, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2JP
Weds 18th May & 1st June: 2pm - 6pm
Walk in
'Grab a Jab' at Boots, Taunton (3)
New walk in clinics are regularly available across the county. Please encourage your networks to check the NHS walk in site for up to date information.

National Healthy Start Scheme

The NHS have launched a digital scheme, which offers a prepaid card to those applying for Healthy Start.
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This replaces the previous, paper vouchers. This card will be automatically topped up every 4 weeks. The animation above explains how to apply online.

Healthy Start is an NHS scheme that helps women who are pregnant or have young children and are receiving benefits, buy foods such as milk or fruit.

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you:
  • buy healthy foods like milk or fruit
  • get free vitamins
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Public Health Catch up Film

In this week's film, Clinton explains how the NHS Healthy Start Scheme works.
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Construction Workers Toolkit

Whether employed or self-employed, construction workers often have to live with higher than average levels of anxiety. Unfortunately due to stigmas that have developed within the industry, it has also become common for workers not to speak to their families, friends or colleagues.

The new toolkit available highlights the little things we can all do to build our mental wellbeing and how they can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

Please share the resources with your networks.

Headway Café

A new drop in Talking Headway Café is currently running at Bridgwater Coffee#1 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Open to anyone with acquired brain injury, their family, friends, work colleagues or professionals who want to have a chat and share stories and information.
Talking Headway drop in Café sessions
Beat The Street - Digital Banner Yeovil
Yeovil is set to be transformed into a giant innovative physical activity game thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England. The Beat the Street game will take place in Yeovil from 4th May to 1st June 2022.

According to research, one in four people in England does less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, which classes them as inactive. Four out of five primary school children do not get the recommended amount of daily exercise of 60 minutes a day.

Beat the Street encourages people to get outside and to get active and is open to anyone of any age who would like to take part. The game works by turning the town into a real-life game.
Beat the Street turns towns into giant games. Earn points, win prizes, and discover more about your local area by walking, running, rolling, scooting, and cycling. Pick up a Beat the Street card and swipe Beat Boxes across your community.

Here is a short video that SASP made with Intelligent Health to explain what Beat the Street looks like – watch here
Please note it has been adapted to ensure that it's safe to play during the COVID-19 pandemic with contactless cards

Please share and promote the game with your networks.
Wellbeing Wanderers F
Taking place every Wednesday, 17:00 –18:30 at 1610 Robert Blake, Bridgwater, TA6 6AW (3G Pitch) - £3 per session.
People can register via the link or just turn up to a session:

Grants Available For Local Charities

Grants up to £2,500 are now available for smaller charities, community groups, sports clubs and social enterprises based in Somerset. Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) manages The Somerset Fund and is encouraging groups that run on less than £100,000 a year to apply now for funding.

The grants from The Somerset Fund can be used to pay for essential running costs, like rent, utilities, insurance, or staff time – sometimes known as core costs. The money can also be used for the costs of delivering a project or service in or for your community.

Applications to the fund can be made through SCF’s website: and the deadline to apply is 5pm, Friday 3 June 2022.

We want to hear from you

Your feedback is valuable to us and we'd like to receive more from you and your communities. Ideas on different ways to engage and issues you are spotting locally will help us to reduce barriers to adopting measures that protect us all from Covid.
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If you require support please contact your local authority.
Mendip District council call 0300 303 8588
Sedgemoor District council call 0300 303 7800
South Somerset district council call 01935 462462
Somerset West and Taunton council call 0300 304 8000
Somerset County Council call 0300 123 22224
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Resources and Further Information:

For the latest local information as well as digital resources, posters and flyers please visit:

For information and resources on staying healthy happy and safe at the time please visit:
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