Active and In Touch Frome is a group of volunteers who visit, help and befriend people who have become isolated or out of touch with the community around them. We were asked to give the group a talk on our work and the role of Healthwatch.
Our report following a visit to Willow Ward in Bridgwater, which has 10 beds and provides a countywide inpatient mental health rehabilitation service for people who live with long term mental health problems.
This report details our engagement with Taunton Post Polio Support Group, the issues around the understanding among professionals about Post Polio Syndrome and the ongoing joint work to highlight these with commissioners, GPs and health professionals.
Our report following a visit to Rydon in Taunton. Wards one and two each have 15 beds, providing assessment and treatment primarily for adults of working age experiencing an acute mental health problem.
Our report following a visit to Frome Care Village. Up to 60 residents can be accommodated in the facility which is split over two buildings. Parsonage is a period building which is designated for dementia care and Woodlands is a modern building which provides nursing care.