SOMERSET VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY AGENTS PROJECT
Providing people in Somerset’s rural communities with easier access to information and services
The Somerset Village Agent project is a project of Communities Council Somerset (CCS) and now covers 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.
Local Village Agent for Parishes in our area:
- Brent Knoll
- East Brent
- Burnham Without
- Compton Bishop
Village Agents offer a signposting and referral service with a difference - please see our website for further information:
We are pleased to welcome our first ever Community Agent taking a post in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge.
This is an exciting opportunity, working with and funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group. The role is specifically focused on improving the quality of life for people with long-term health conditions.
New Community Agent Steve Ballinger.
Steve is based in the urban area of Burnham on Sea & Highbridge.
Please see our website for further information regarding the role of Community Agents:
New Health & Wellbeing Officer
Nathan Fox, Health & Wellbeing Officer supports people in the flooded communities across Somerset with their emotional health and wellbeing. Nathan is working in conjunction with the Village Agents in these areas to build emotional resilience in communities.
For more information please see our website: