Take Part Yarlington

In partnership with Yarlington Housing Group, we're working to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing in South Somerset.

Take Part Yarlington was launched in January 2019, initially focusing on the Birchfield area of Yeovil. We will work in a further 8 areas in South Somerset over the next 3 years, helping to reduce social isolation by connecting residents with their communities. We're starting with the development of our Community Cafes.

Our pilot Community Café in the Birchfield area of Yeovil brings residents together to socialise, find out how to access support, and explore other ways to get involved in the community through local activities and volunteering. The Birchfield Community Café takes place at the Yarlington Community Hub on St. John’s Road, Yeovil from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Look out for more Community Cafes coming soon!

We’re also working in partnership with Birchfield Primary School to deliver a shared reading project, giving local residents the opportunity to share their love of reading, and help the pupils to develop their skills and confidence. Want to get involved? Join us at Yarlington Community Hub, every Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm. This project runs from 26th April to 24th May.

For more information on local activities, support and services in your area visit Wellbeing South Somerset and the My Yarlington portal.

To find out more about Take Part Yarlington contact Jordi Hooper, Wellbeing Development Worker, at support@sparksomerset.org.uk.