Support for unpaid carers in Somerset
If you look after someone regularly, perhaps a parent, partner, child, sibling, or neighbour or friend, we're here to support you in your caring role.
We work with Somerset County Council to provide a range of free online services to support you, in addition to what is already on offer.
Kick-start with our Email Course
To kick-start your support from us, sign-up to our five-part email course, designed specifically to help carers like you in Somerset.
Establish strong foundations to your care or double-check you have the essentials in place.
Connect with other carers
Speak to someone
If you struggle to find time to talk to someone about your caring role our Carer Support Team are available from 8am to 10pm, seven-days a week. You’ll speak with another carer about the things that matter to you
Are you thinking about having a carers assessment? But wondering what benefit it will bring?
Take three minutes to tell us some simple information and we'll follow up with an email that includes a simple checklist of things to do next.
Carer's guide to hospital discharge
If you are supporting someone who is coming home from the hospital, we're here to help guide you through.
Read our full guide to a hospital discharge, and use our quick quiz to receive the right support for you. Created to ensure you feel confident and prepared, before and through the hospital discharge.
Support for carers in Somerset
If you're an unpaid carer, looking after someone in Somerset, we’re here to help with practical and emotional support. Remember, you don’t have to wait until the crisis point before asking for help - the earlier you ask, the bigger difference it can make.
Local carer support services with Somerset Carers
Somerset Carers supports those of us living across Somerset who are looking after someone.
- Wellbeing support
- Emergency planning information
- Training and courses for carers
- Support groups
- Support for life after caring - loss and bereavement
Are you or someone you know struggling at home with their daily living tasks?
Alzheimer's Society - Using technology and making changes to your home
If you are living and looking after someone with dementia, you can use technology and make physical changes in your home to keep safe. Alzheimer's Society's has a super helpful article, which covers keeping safe around electricity, heating, kitchens, stairs and much more.