Caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and lonely at times.
Anyone over 18 that looks after someone in an unpaid caring capacity can receive support from Somerset Carers for free.
You can refer yourself or, with permission, you can refer another person to Somerset Carers.
You could be looking after a loved one, friend, partner, parent or child (it doesn’t matter they are under or over 18) on a regular or irregular basis
All 60+Village & Community Agents support Carers in Somerset. Find out more here.
You can contact us via our Live Chat, call the Advice Line or Text ‘Carer’ to 78070
Unpaid Carers are now included in Group 6 for the COVID-19 vaccination roll out. READ MORE HERE
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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 http://somersetrcc.org.uk.
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.