VILLAGERS in Somerset can get help, information and support at a series of events in the coming months.

Free Pop up Café & Local Information & Support Drop in events will take place across rural communities in the Mendip district.

The sessions will feature CCS Village and Carers Agents giving information on what’s going on in the areas to support people and families.

"Whatever your concern is, pop in for free refreshments, a chat, and to meet your local CCS Village, Community and Carers Agents," said a spokesperson.

The drop-in events take place at the following locations:

October 14: Oakhill – 10.30am - 12.30pm: Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill, BA3 5AN

November 11: Buckland Dinham - 10.30am - 12.30pm, Village Hall, High Street, BA11 2QR

December 9: Evercreech - 10.30am - 12.30pm, Village Hall, Victoria Square, BA4 6JP

January 20, 2020: West Pennard - 10.30am - 12.30pm, Village Hall, Newtown Lane, BA6 8RT

March 20, 2020: Easton - 10.30am - 12.30pm, Village Hall, Ebbor Lane, BA5 1EP

There is free transport from surrounding villages to all of the venues.

Call 07535 277 433 to check availability and book a seat or email or go to

CCS Village, Community and Carers Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people who need it in Somerset.

They work with vulnerable and isolated people, often when others don’t, won’t or can’t, and winter is a particularly busy time with people falling into fuel poverty, trips and slips, and people feeling isolation much more keenly around Christmas.

As well as giving support, they connect individuals with groups, agencies and healthcare professionals that can assist and improve their lives.

Due to growing demand, CCS also have agents who give much more specialised support in the areas of cancer, mental health, hospital-based and transport support.

Go to the website for full details

The Community Council for Somerset (CCS) is a charity which works in the heart of Somerset’s’ communities to inspire and enable positive change.