Health events and support in North Somerset

Memory cafés, sepsis support and social communication and autism fayre

Supporting patients, carers and their loved ones during a stay in hospital is what our staff do every day, but did you know there are many events taking place, in conjunction with Weston Area Health NHS Trust to ensure that support is also available in the community?

Director of Nursing at Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT), Sarah Dodds, said: “I am extremely proud of the dedication staff show towards our patients and their families. These events are a true example of staff going that extra mile to ensure we are working with partner organisations to share knowledge, expertise and advice for the benefit of our local communities.”

Maybe you or a family member or someone you care for has been diagnosed with dementia. Why not come along to Lillian’s Memory Café at Rafters Restaurant in Weston General Hospital. In conjunction with Dementia UK, anyone affected by dementia is welcome to pop in between 10am and midday on the first Tuesday of every month, starting on Tuesday 1 October 2019. Join us for a cup of tea and some company, an informal chat or information, help and advice.

Led by The UK Sepsis Trust and supported by WAHT’s clinical safety lead nurse,the Somerset Sepsis Support Groups have two upcoming meetings – 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 October in Taunton and 6.30pm on Wednesday 13 November in Yeovil. These meetings are for anyone who has been affected by sepsis, either yourself or someone close to you. For more information, please call 0808 800 0029.

 Are you a patient, carer, teacher or teaching assistant who needs more information about social communication challenges and autism?

The Social Communication and Autism Fayre is a joint event organised by Supportive Parents, Bridging the Gap Together, North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together and children and adolescent mental health specialists at WAHT. It takes place on Wednesday 13 November between 10am and 2pm. You will be able to listen to presentations, meet other parents, talk to professionals and gather information from the exhibiting organisations.

The fayre is taking place at Weston College Conference Centre, it is free to attend but please book your place by visiting and searching Social Communication and Autism Fayre.

Our staff are passionate about caring for our patients and by working alongside local and national organisations we are proud to be able to offer support and advice in our local community.




Notes to editors


  1. The Trust serves a resident population of around 212,000 people in North Somerset with over 70% of people living in the four main towns of Weston, Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea. A further 3.3 million day trippers and 375,000 staying visitors increase this base population each year.
  2. The Trust provides clinical services from three sites. Weston General Hospital is located in the main town of Weston-super-Mare and there are two children’s centres providing community children’s services located in Weston and Clevedon.
  3. For more information about Weston Area Health NHS Trust, please visit
    1. For more information about The UK Sepsis Trust please visit
    2. For more information about Dementia UK please visit
    3. For more information about Supportive Parents please visit
    4. For more information about Bridging the Gap Together please visit
    5. For more information about North Somerset Carers Working Together please visit