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Somerset Health and Wellbeing Advisory Network

Summer holidays are here and in this weeks edition of the newsletter we are sharing details on the summer immunisation catch up clinics available for children and young people, summer activity clubs and videos on healthy, cheap easy to source recipes for families.

During the summer holidays, Somerset’s School Aged Immunisation Nursing Team (SAINT) will be inviting any young person who is outstanding a vaccination, including home educated pupils to come along to one of the community clinics over the summer holiday.

The clinics are taking place across Somerset in hospitals, schools and community centres. SAINT will be delivering 1st and 2nd HPV vaccinations to year 8, 9 and 10 aged students and Men ACWY/DTP to year 9 and 10 aged students.

SAINT will send out a letter to the parents /carers / guardians of all those eligible, including looked after children. Parents can also book by ringing the main office on 0300 323 0032 or by emailing the team on

Please click here to download and view times and locations of the clinics – please note, you must have a pre-booked appointment to attend.
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Where to get Covid-19 Vaccinations for Children Over the Summer Holidays

Children aged 5+ are eligible for their Covid jabs. These vaccinations are not being delivered through schools and therefore can only be given at Covid-19 vaccination clinics. Across Somerset there are a number of options available to parents and families over the summer holidays.
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Additional time is given by the expert staff on hand to support and reassure children and their families.

It’s easy to either book an appointment online through the National Booking Service, call 119 or visit the Grab a Jab website to find the details for walk in availability. Clinics run on specific days and times, and are subject to change, so it is strongly recommended to book in advance or check the walk in dates and times before arriving.
Regular dedicated children’s clinics are on offer at:
  • Tower Vaccination Clinic in Taunton
  • Wellington Community Hospital
  • Bridgwater Community Hospital
  • Bridgwater Town Hall
  • Minehead Community Hospital
  • Wincanton Community Hospital
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.
  • Clarks Village in Street (23rd July only)

Walk In Covid Vaccination Clinics

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To help you promote the walk in vaccination sites in your area, we have created a range of social media graphics and posters.


Bridgwater Town Hall, High St, TA6 3BL
Every Friday:18+ only: 9am-2pm-Walk in
Children only age 5 - 11: 2:30pm - 5pm
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times
Appointments now open on NBS.
Hamp Pantry, Grenville House, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 6JE
Thursday 21st July: 1pm - 6pm
Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower
Every Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Children only age 5+: 2:30pm - 5pm
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times

Somerset West and Taunton

Tower Vaccination Centre: Tower Road, Taunton, TA1 4AF
7 days a week: 9am - 7pm
Book a Children only age 5+:
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times
Appointments now open on NBS.
Minehead Community Hospital, Luttrell Way, Minehead, TA24 6DF
Every Tuesday: 8:30am - 7pm
Children only age 5+: 2:30pm - 7pm
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times
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Wellington Community Hospital, Bulford Lane, Wellington, TA21 8QQ
Every Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Children only age 5+: 2pm - 5pm
*check GAJ for specific children’s (5+) clinics & times

South Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, BA22 8HT
21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th July: 9am - 4:30pm
All vaccinations from age 5+
Wincanton Community Hall, (Verrington Vaccination Centre) Dancing Lane, Wincanton, BA9 9DQ
Mon- Fri: 8:30am - 2pm (18+ only)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (5 - 11 only)

Choose Well This Summer

Please support the NHS by encouraging your networks to choose well this summer.

If anyone needs urgent medical help and isn't sure where to go, think NHS 111 first and visit or call 111
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Celebrating Creativity and Innovation in Schools

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The Somerset Wellbeing Framework is our local model for helping to build wellbeing into the ethos, culture, routine life and core business of a school. It has been found to be effective in bringing about and sustaining emotional resilience and mental health benefits for the whole of a school population.

Each year, the Somerset County Council and partners honour and celebrate the creativity and innovation of our school communities as they work towards developing this whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
This e-zine allows us to celebrate the creativity and innovation abundant in Somerset schools. Almost 200 schools have signed up to the framework and 17 settings have achieved awards for achieving one or more pillars of wellbeing this year.

Please share with your networks so they can join the face to face celebration event for educational settings on 22 September between 10 and 2pm. Everyone is welcome! For more information and to book your place, please contact Jameelah Ingram,

Happy Healthy Holidays Are Back

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To book a summer activity, parents need to have received a unique booking code from their child's school or referrer. Parents will not be able to make a booking without this code. You will also need to set up a Playwaze account if you haven't booked an activity before.

Please contact SASP's helpline on 01823 653992 (open Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm) or email any support.
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) are back again for 2022 with their ‘Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset’ (HHHS) programme for the summer holidays. School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs and reduced incomes.
Spaces are now available for children across Somerset, aged 5 to 16 years old, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals. This year's summer programme is jam-packed with fun activities ranging from sports to crafts, music, theatre, games and more.

Cheap & Easy Recipes to Make at Home

SCC and SASP have commissioned a specialist nutritionist therapist, Lucy Beyon to create a series of videos highlighting healthy, cheap, easy to source recipes for families to make at home.
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There are also fun home challenges, group activities and fun fact sheets which families can download and use over the summer holidays.

Zing Somerset have created 'Cooking with Zing' with videos for over 60 dishes including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Please share this resource widely with your networks - Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership - Food Resources (

Summer Holiday Food Vouchers

Schools will be providing food vouchers to families eligible for Free School Meals to combat holiday hunger over the summer holidays. The allocation for this summer provides vouchers worth £10 per pupil each week of the holidays.
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Eligible families who are in urgent need can also apply for extra short term financial help by apply for the Somerset Household Support Fund online. If access to the internet is difficult or support is needed to apply, families can call 0300 123 2224 and Somerset County Council will help find an organisation who will support families to make an application.

Household Support Fund payments can be used to buy food, credit for pre-payment meters for electricity, gas and water, and other essential household items such as beds and white goods.
Please help us get this information to all those who need it, by downloading and sharing the poster / flyer with your networks.
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A Somerset Financial Wellbeing project has launched to support people concerned about money and give people the tools they need to understand and manage their finances better, manage debt, and know where to turn to for help.

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Local Helplines

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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