Free support & information for carers just like you.

Who cares for the carers? We do.

If you are over 18 and regularly look after someone in a caring capacity, the Somerset Carers can support you with advice and guidance. Caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be
overwhelming and lonely at times.

From September 2020 Carers Agents will be known as Village Agents.

This means a combined force of 55 Village Agents now support Carers in Somerset. During COVID we moved to a ‘whole family’ approach to working with clients – One Family: One Agent – so clients have ONE point of contact who can support them with all their issues, as opposed to working with two or more different people within CCS.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us via our Live Chat, call the Advice Line or Text ‘Carer’ to 78070


Demand for our Agents is high due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and so we are asking members of the public to use this online form above and an Agent will call you back.

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Community Council of Somerset

CCS is the Community Council for Somerset, a Somerset-wide Charity, established in 1926 and offering a range of personalised support and Infrastructure services for communities across the county, often in isolated rural areas. CCS runs the Somerset Village and Community Agents services, as well as a Consultancy service, dedicated to supporting Community Groups & Parish Councils find funding and making ideas for their community a reality. More information about CCS work can be found here on our website

Following a competitive tendering process, Somerset County Council awarded the new contract for Carers Support Services to the Community Council for Somerset (CCS). The Somerset Carers Service replaces Compass Carers from 2nd October 2017.