Support for unpaid carers in Somerset

North East Somerset - by Sintija Linuza

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

Email course png

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

Community and support from other carers is at the heart of what we do. Connect with other carers on our virtual cuppas.

Book_A_Call -1

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

Caring_Can_Creep_Up_On_You (1)

Mini carers-assessment

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. 

Illustration of man and health-1

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.

They offer:
  • Wellbeing support
  • Emergency planning information
  • Training and courses for carers
  • Support groups
  • Support for life after caring - loss and bereavement
Discover more of what they can offer you today by visiting their website.
Young Carer support in Somerset can be found here.

Are you or someone you know struggling at home with their daily living tasks?

Somerset Adult Social Care have two Independent living center's (SILC’s) in Shepton Mallet and Wellington. They are here to help us find equipment and solutions to stay active, independent and make life easier. They offer free practical advice, guiding us through the options to suit us.
Book your FREE appointment today by emailing or calling 0300 123 2224.
Visit their website for more details and to watch a video that will show us what to expect when we visit.

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.