We're working to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing in South Somerset.
Take Part Yarlington was launched in January 2019, initially focusing on the Birchfield area of Yeovil. We will work in additional areas in South Somerset over the next three years, helping to reduce social isolation by connecting residents with their communities.
Our Community Cafes are great opportunity for both Yarlington residents and other members of the community to socialise, find out how to access health and wellbing support, and explore other ways to get involved in the community through local activities and volunteering.
The Birchfield Community Café takes place at the Yarlington Community Hub on St. John’s Road, Yeovil from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
The Chard Community Cafe takes place at Bishop's Court in Chard from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Shared Reading Scheme
In partnership with Birchfield Primary School, we recently set up a shared reading scheme, giving local residents the opportunity to share their love of reading and help the pupils to develop their skills and confidence. Pamela Mcintosh, a retired teacher from Yeovil, took part in the scheme. You can read her story here.