Local Support

Wells Coronavirus Network

Offering help and support in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in Wells. Either call 01749 467079 (9am – 5pm six days a week) or email  hello@helpwells.co.uk

Mendip Health Connections

Offering support in developing your knowledge, skills and confidence in order to help you better manage your long-term health conditions. Check their website. Nicky Parkhouse and Karen Mason are your local Health Connectors, who work closely with the doctors at Wells Health Centre and Wells City Practice. They can provide emotional support and help to co-ordinate different health and community services on your behalf. To contact them, ring 01373 468368

Wells Connect Centre

As this is an emerging situation we are currently aiming to make collection and deliveries of takeaway food on Wednesdays instead of our usual community lunch.

You can register your details on the website  if you would like to be on the hot meal delivery list or if you’re willing to volunteer to deliver meals in Wells

Wells Storehouse Foodbank

Wells Storehouse Foodbank gives emergency food parcels to those referred to us by local support agencies.  All items are donated by people from the local community , Wells Vineyard Church and other local churches and schools. The foodbank is open for pick-up on Wednesday and Saturday. Phone 07871 689598 or email  info@wellsvineyard.com

Mendip Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Mendip’s offices are closed for face to face advice, but advisers are working remotely and we can be contacted by email or phone. The Somerset Adviceline helpline number is  03 444 889 623 (10am – 4pm Mon – Fri). Please do also check our website for further contact information and for how to email us www.citizensadvicemendip.org.uk

Wells Cathedral

In line with guidance from the Government and National Church, Wells Cathedral is now closed for public access but you can join our live-streamed services on our Facebook page.

Wells Cathedral has created a new e-mail Pastoral Network, with two-fold purpose: firstly it is to help us support each other by keeping some kind of human contact with each other and by offers of practical help. And secondly, it is to help us to maintain our spiritual community as far as possible now that we are no longer able to hold public services. To that end, the Canon Pastor sends out every day an extract from one of the Morning Prayer Bible readings, a very short reflection and the weekly Collect.

If you would like your name to go onto this list, please email Pastor@wellscathedral.uk.net and your name will be added.

If you know of someone who would like to be kept in touch but doesn’t have email, please do ask them if they would like a regular telephone call from a member of the Cathedral clergy and, if so, please ask for their number and email it to Pastor@wellscathedral.uk.net.

Mendip District Council

MDC’s website contains information on grants and support, as well as news about the area

Their most recent briefing is available here

Somerset County Council

All our help and information is now available in a single place on the SCC website

This page is refreshed through the day so please check in regularly to keep across developments and news.

Wells City Council

Information on council services. Either call 01749 673091 (9am – 1pm Mon – Fri) or visit their website

St Cuthbert Out Parish Council

St Cuthbert Out Parish surrounds Wells – for details of who to contact in each ward please see here

Sweet Track Counselling

Phone support for anyone needing to talk. Leave your phone number and name – or a text message is fine. Someone will call you back within 24 hours. This is not a medical helpline or advice, this is someone to talk to who has good listening skills. You don’t have to sit alone. Phone either 07519818383, 07739761435 or click here