Children and young people
We offer various activities for children and young people, in a safe space where you can come with your friends or on your own and meet new people. Some run on a drop-in basis; others you might need to pre-book. See below for more information.
Life Skills & Cooking Group
Every Tuesday, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, at The Balsam Centre
Weekly cooking sessions, plus a whole host of essential skills to help you gain confidence for when you have to fend for yourself, such as CV writing, how to open a bank account, budgeting, ironing, personal hygiene etc.
Pre-booking essential. For more information, contact Claire on 07916 681602 or send her an email.
Drop-in Craft & Games Cafe
Every Wednesday, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, at The Balsam Centre
Our Craft and Games Cafe is a fun, safe space where young people from 8 to 16 years-old (school years 4 to 11) can drop in and try some craft activities or play board and table games. Milkshakes available.
No need to pre-book. For further information, contact Claire on 07916 681602 or send her an email.
Young Carers' Group
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm - 8pm, at The Balsam Centre
A social support group for all young carers aged 8 to 18. Activities include crafting, jewellery making, cooking, games, trips and guest organisations of interest to young people.
If you are interested in taking part, contact Claire on 07916 681602 or by email for more information. Referrals may also be made by GPs and pastoral teams.
For young adults aged 18-25 living within 10 miles of Wincanton
Did you miss out on education? Want to improve your chances of getting some work or training?
Learn some useful skills at your own pace while enjoying some quiet time in nature. There’s lots going on that will lift your mood and make you feel less anxious about life. Grow vegetables, do some outdoor cooking, get active working in the woods, do wildlife surveys and make stuff that helps nature.
If you think you might want to give it a go, call or text us on 07943 626549 or send us an email.
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