Free support & information for Carers just like you.

Who cares for the carers? We do.

Caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and lonely at times.

Who can use the service?

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

One Agent: One Family

We are EXPANDING the Village Agent service to include support for Carers!

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. Find out more here.

You can 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 complete a short online form 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.