Information and Resources
Help and Advice Services
North Town Community Support
Free help with things like shopping, collecting orders, fetching prescriptions, posting letters, friendly phone calls, dog walking, anything else!)
Call or text: 07473 119425 or 07970 327028
Somerset Coronavirus Support Line
Advice/help with any issue (other than medical advice) arising from Coronavirus crisis including accessing council services, grants, benefits etc. Run by the Councils.
Call: 0300 790 6275
Text: 07781 482858
Citizens Advice – Advice line
Free, impartial advice if you have money, benefits, housing, employment problems.
0344 488 9623
Emotional Support Helpline open 24/7.
01823 276 892
Confidential listening service if you are really struggling – free from any phone and available 24/7.
Call: 116 123
Age UK Somerset
Advice, info and friendly chats for older residents.
01823 345610 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Health Information and Services
** If you or a loved one have symptoms of Coronavirus (a high temperature or a new continuous cough) use the NHS 111 coronavirus service. If someone you know doesn't use the internet advise them to ring 111.
Do not go to your GP or pharmacy.
If you or someone else is seriously ill and having problems breathing ring 999.
French Weir Health Centre
Call: 01823 331381.
Boots French Weir 01823 284009
St James 01823 251683
Morrisons 01823 351598
Boots High Street 01823 276061
Superdrug 01823 322894
Boots Crown Medical 01823 337888
Health and Wellbeing Services
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Food and grocery services: deliveries to your doorstep
Can't get an online supermarket delivery, don't fancy a supermarket click and collect? Here are some of the local shops offering doorstep deliveries during the Coronavirus crisis.
Granny Smiths in St James Street.
Order Fresh fruit and veg for collection– NTCS volunteer can collect! Bespoke orders or £25 mixed fruit and veg boxes
The Aubergine Kitchen
Taunton food delivery service – they have fruit, veg, milk, eggs, flour, cheese, meat, pasta and more. Available Mon-Sat. Minimum order of £30. Same day delivery on groceries if you order before 2pm, next day delivery if you order after 2pm. Collections also from Food 4 You, Cook Way, behind Mitsubishi.
Tel: 01823 336332
Lesser Litter in Paul Street
Pre order zero-waste groceries for delivery or collection.
Stoneage Organics - Family Farm in Cothelstone, Taunton
Veg/Fruit Boxes, apple juice, pork and lamb.
Wilton and Sherford Community Shop
New local service with fresh food and groceries – delivery for just £1.
Barry the Baker
Home delivery service (bread, savouries, eggs, cakes and buns, tea and milk)- Monday to Friday within a 5 mile radius of Taunton. Order and payment: 01823 284022 or email@example.com.
Stillmans Butchers in Station Road
Home delivery or collection. Can also provide eggs and 12.5kg sacks of potatoes. Free delivery for orders over £50. 30% discount for NHS workers.
Hand-made vegan cheeses, pasties and samosas. Pre order for home delivery on Thursday evenings.There is a minimum order of £10 on home deliveries with a delivery charge of £3.90.
Taunton Independent Market
Buy direct from a selection of incredible local producers. Deliveries to TA1, TA2 and TA3 postcodes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Order online at www.tauntonmarket.co.uk
Taunton Urban Farming Project
Taunton Urban Farming Project is a not for profit group which grows fresh produce in Taunton at various sites across town including North Town. They also sell a range of ‘grow your own’ seeds, plants and kits. Check what is currently available. They accept cards and can deliver.
Contact: 07754 588480. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Morrisons Doorstep Delivery
For the elderly and vulnerable who are unable to go shopping in-store or get an online delivery.
Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5
(note orders take 24 hrs and you need to pay by card when it arrives.)
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Rumwell Farm Shop
Order groceries online for home delivery within a 15 mile radius, minimum order £30, delivery £5. www.rumwellfarmshop.com
Somerset Local Food Direct (based in Glastonbury, deliveries to Taunton but not accepting new customers at the mo - will update if that changes)
Local Services which are still open for business
Goddards & Family Garage in Greenbrook terrace is OPEN – they can collect and return your vehicle for you.
01823 338005/ text 07876 798702.
I'll be adding to this list too!