Somerset Carers Newsletter Issue Two !
Click here to view or download a copy of the latest Somerset Carers Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2019Read More
Cakes for Carers: Carers Week 10th -16th June!
We’ve already been out and about across the county celebrating at Carers Groups with Cakes for Carers! Check out next week’s itinerary during Carers Week or download the poster here CARERS WEEK POSTERRead More
Panorama Films look at the Crisis in Care
We are delighted that such a high profile programme is examining and recognising the amazing job unpaid Carers do. Please see attached press release for Somerset Carers response to the programme. Somerset Carers Press Release CLICK HERE Somerset County Council have also issued a press statement you can find it hereRead More
Talking Cafes – lots of updates!
There have been many changes lately to the Talking Cafes that CCS’s Village and Carers Agents co-ordinate – see poster or go to Facebook to stay in touch with the latest Talking Cafe news or the CCS website for full Talking Cafe detailsRead More
Somerset Sight – Volunteering
Sight impairment can happen to anyone and is largely age related. One in 5 people over 75 will suffer. Loss of sight makes even the simplest of tasks difficult - going into one’s garden to see the flowers, making a cup of tea or reading the post. Driving is no longer possible so getting about is challenging especially when there is little public transport. Sight loss is known to increase the risk of depression, loneliness and isolation. Occupying time becomes more difficult when you cannot read, go out for a walk or continue with hobbies such as gardening, puzzles, craft and sewing that have been enjoyed throughout one’s life.
Somerset Sight has run a successful visiting service for more than 20 years whereby a trained volunteer is matched with someone with sight loss. They meet for a couple of hours a week.
Somerset Carers Service Newsletter: Issue One
Click here to view and download the first edition of our newsletter! We hope you find it useful. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any content you would like included for Issue Two!Read More
Meet your Carers Agent
We have 7 Carers Agents across Somerset – click here to meet your local agent!Read More