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The Pod Lockdown Recipe book goes on sale

A BOOK of recipes made during lockdown by local young people from The Pod charity has been launched. Although nobody could have predicted the outcomes or how long it would last The Pod team were prepared and immediately moved from running weekly social groups to providing daily activities and interactions with children and young people … Continue reading “The Pod Lockdown Recipe book goes on sale”

The Pod receives £30,000 Children in Need grant

Frome Charity, The Pod has been awarded a three year grant of £30,000 to provide a play and social club for children and young people with additional needs.  The funding, from BBC Children in Need will provide a safe and supportive environment where young people can make friends, develop positive social skills, learn life skills … Continue reading “The Pod receives £30,000 Children in Need grant”

New Talking Cafe for families with additional needs

FROME charity The Pod, which runs social clubs for young people with additional needs and young carers has recently set up a new online parents’ talking cafe for parents who have children with additional needs.  Sue Paxton, charity manager of The Pod said that the cafe has already been well received. The next talking cafe will … Continue reading “New Talking Cafe for families with additional needs”

Frome Social club wins Discovery grant

A social club in Frome for young adults with additional needs has won a grant from the Discovery Community Fund.  The fund allocates grants of £500-50,000 to groups for a range of activities to enable people with additional needs to live fulfilling lives in their community. Pod Plus opened two years ago and this grant … Continue reading “Frome Social club wins Discovery grant”

The Pod 5 year party

The Pod started the new year with a celebration for its 5-year anniversary. The charity organised a silent disco at the Vallis Youth and Community Centre with over 50 young people and their families attending.  A great time was had by all and the young people and families said ‘It was the best time ever…excellent … Continue reading “The Pod 5 year party”

The Zone Youth Club attend national Young Carers Festival

On the last weekend of June, 8 young people and two youth workers from The Zone Youth Club attended the national Young Carers Festival at the YMCA Fairthorne Manor in Hampshire. For the young people, the experience “was so cool; on the first night they said really lovely things about being a young carer” and … Continue reading “The Zone Youth Club attend national Young Carers Festival”

The Pod celebrates 5 years!

On the 13th June the Pod held its fifth AGM with a cheese and wine evening for members and Friends of Pod. The charity that was started by parent carers in 2013 has grown from strength to strength, providing services for people with additional needs and Young Carers in the local area. The trustees, staff … Continue reading “The Pod celebrates 5 years!”

First Day

Settle any first day nerves with this video, courtesy of Howard Vause