Village Agents work with people of all ages dealing with a wide variety of issues. This can include finding help in the home to maintain independence, support to engage in local activities and help with mobility and transport. Helping to solve these problems may, ultimately, help older people to remain living independently for longer. Village Agents also have the role of helping to shape services by feeding back to the appropriate body information about gaps in service e.g. transport provision. They can also motivate and support a community to respond to a local need by working together to address issues e.g. by helping them to set up a coffee morning for a group of people who are isolated or start a volunteer car scheme.  So perhaps our first point of contact for any local services relating to health and wellbeing could be our Village Agent.

Our Village Agent is Kirsten Rushby telephone -07746 332 897 or email kirsten@somersetrcc.org.uk