Please note that the Jumble Sale advertised in the Dunkery Tidings for 19th November will now take place in the Old Dairy on 12th November to help raise funds to keep the Old Dairy open.


Warm Space

The Church are offering a warm space on Thursday mornings at 9.45am for 2 hours.  This will start on Thursday 3rd November.


Safe and Warm Somerset

Everyone deserves a home which is warm, comfortable and affordable to heat. Safe and Warm Somerset supports anyone in Somerset who may need help with energy bills or keeping warm at home.

If you live in Somerset and any of the following apply to you, the CSE can help with free, impartial advice and support:

  • Struggling with energy bills.
  • A cold home.
  • Broken heating system or boiler.
  • Damp and mould in the home.
  • Unsure about how to use your heating system.
  • No gas central heating and high electricity bills.

Please click here to find out more information.


Blood pressure checks

Half of all adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it – that’s why it’s so important to check regularly. It is a major risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and significantly increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but early detection and treatment can help people live longer, healthier lives.

More than two hundred blood pressure monitor kits are available for loan from libraries, including Minehead, in the county to raise awareness of high blood pressure.

The blood pressure monitor kits include an information leaflet that explains how to check your blood pressure at home and what to do with the results – measuring blood pressure at home can be very useful to give a more accurate picture of what a person’s blood pressure is like. The monitors can also detect an irregular heartbeat which is another risk for CVD.

Please click here to read the full press release.


Winter Readiness Webinar

Thursday 10 November between 11.00am – 12.30pm

SCC are holding an online ‘Winter Readiness’ webinar for health and care professionals, paid and unpaid carers and volunteers working with people and communities who may be more vulnerable this winter. The event will give an overview of who is more vulnerable in winter and how to signpost to the range of support available in Somerset, with a view to helping communities stay well in the context of rising costs this winter.

This online event will give you an overview of who is more vulnerable this winter and how to signpost to the range of support available in Somerset.

Learn more about:

  • Keeping warm – places and help available to keep warm this winter
  • Keeping well – immunisations and emotional wellbeing and support
  • Financial wellness – how to manage finances when costs are rising
  • Essentials – support with food and other essentials
  • Planning for cold and extreme weather.

Please click here to register for this free event.

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