Somerset Village Agents Service

 

Providing people in Somerset’s rural communities with easier access to information and services

The Somerset Village Agent service is a project of CCS and now covers over half of the county. The project uses paid, part time, highly trained individuals living in the parish ‘clusters’ they support. They help to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs.

Village Agents offer a signposting and referral service with a difference

Village Agents work with all ages dealing with a wide variety of issues, although a considerable number of their clients are elderly and involves social care issues.  Helping to solve these problems may, ultimately, help the elderly to remain living independently for longer. Village Agents also have the role of helping to shape services by feeding back to the appropriate body information about gaps in service e.g. transport provision. They can also motivate and support a community to respond to a local need by working together to address issues e.g. by helping them to set up a coffee morning for a group of lonely people or start a volunteer car scheme. See our Village Agent map and the list of our agents working across Somerset; match the corresponding number with our agents below. 

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Village Agents

1 Kristy Hirons

Parishes

  • Brompton Regis
  • Brushford
  • Carhampton
  • Cutcombe
  • Dulverton
  • Dunster
  • Exford
  • Exmoor
  • Exton
  • Luxborough
  • Luccombe
  • Minehead Without
  • Oare
  • Porlock
  • Skilgate
  • Selworthy
  • Timberscombe
  • Treborough
  • Upton
  • Withycombe
  • Winsford
  • Withypool and Hawkridge
  • Wootton Courtenay

Contact

Email: kristy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931 017889

2 Izzy Silvester

Parishes

  • Bicknoller
  • Crowcombe
  • East & West Quantoxhead
  • Fiddington
  • Holford
  • Kilve
  • Monksilver
  • Nettlecombe
  • Old Cleeve
  • Otterhampton
  • Sampford Brett
  • Stogumber
  • Stockland Bristol
  • Stogursey
  • Stringston
  • Watchet
  • Williton

Contact

Email: izzy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931018045

3 Wendy Rudd

Parishes

  • South Petherton

 

Contact

Email: wendy@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07572 024 492

4 Sally Mitchell

Parishes

 

  • Bishops Hull
  • Bradford on Tone
  • Burrowbridge
  • Bickenhall
  • Buckland St Mary
  • Cheddon Fitzpaine
  • Churchstanton
  • Comeytrowe
  • Corfe
  • Creech St Michael
  • Curland
  • Durston
  • Hatch Beauchamp
  • Kingston St Mary
  • Lyng
  • North Curry
  • Norton Fitzwarren
  • Oake
  • Orchard Portman
  • Otterford
  • Pitminster
  • Ruishton
  • Sampford Arundel
  • Staplegrove
  • Staple Fitzpaine
  • Stoke St Gregory
  • Stoke St Mary
  • Thornfalcon
  • Thurloxton
  • Trull
  • West Monkton
  • Wellington Without
  • West Buckland
  • West Hatch

Contact

Email: sally@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07931018019

5 Kim Wilcox

Parishes

  • Badgworth
  • Berrow
  • Brean
  • Brent Knoll
  • Burnham Without
  • Compton Bishop
  • East Brent
  • Lympsham

Contact

Email: kim@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07943555519

6 Kirsten Rushby

Parishes

  • Axbridge
  • Ashcott
  • Bawdrip
  • Burtle
  • Catcott
  • Chilton Polden
  • Cossington
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Cheddar
  • East and West Huntspill
  • Edington
  • Greinton
  • Mark
  • Moorlinch
  • Pawlett
  • Puriton
  • Shapwick
  • Stawell
  • Shipham
  • Weare
  • Wedmore
  • Woolavington

 

Contact

Email: kirsten@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746 332897

7 & 8 Cath Holloway

Parishes

  • Ash
  • Chilthorne Domer
  • Chilton Cantelo
  • Corton Denham
  • Ilchester
  • Limington
  • Long Load
  • Long Sutton
  • Montacute
  • Norton Sub Hamdon
  • Marston Magna
  • Muchelney
  • Mudford
  • Odcombe
  • Queen Camel
  • Rimpton
  • Sparkford
  • Stoke Sub Hamdon
  • Tintinhull
  • West Camel
  • Yeovilton

Contact

Email: cath@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07968521746

9 Gaby Bellamy

Parishes

  • Ashbrittle
  • Ash Priors
  • Bathealton
  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Brompton Ralph
  • Chipstable
  • Clatworthy
  • Combe Florey
  • Cotford St Luke
  • Cothelstone
  • Elworthy
  • Fitzhead
  • Halse
  • Huish Champflower
  • Langford Budville
  • Lydeard St Lawrence
  • Milverton
  • Nynehead
  • Stawley
  • Tolland
  • West Bagborough
  • Wiveliscombe

 

Contact

Email: gaby@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746 340 546

10 Steve Ballinger

Parishes

  • New Community Agent
  • Based in the urban area of Burnham on Sea & Highbridge only, working in partnership with NHS Somerset

 

Contact

Email: steve@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 07746340541

CA – Community Agent – Caroline Harding

Parishes

Contact Caroline Hardy Community Agent Team Leader

We have a network of Community Agents covering Somerset taking Adult Social Care Referrals.

Please contact us for more information.

Contact

Email: caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01823 331222