Carer’s Hub

One place to find the right support and advice you need, as a Carer or for the person you care for.

Professionals can use the Carers Hub as a resource for their clients or patients, and also find training to support them in their role.

This resource is currently under live development, so please bear with us while we update the content.

To feedback on any issues you encounter, or to be included in the Carers Hub please email fionah@somersetrcc.org.uk

Age UK

AI-Anon – Drugs and Alcohol Support

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Venue Many groups across the county
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0800 0086 811

Alzheimers Society Dementia Support Service

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Anxiety UK

Autism and Aspergers Support Group – Taunton

  • Location Taunton, Taunton Deane
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Last Wednesday of each month between 10am and 12 noon
  • Telephone 01823 352 488
  • Email info@tauntonasg.co.uk

Autism Services Directory

Beat Eating Disorders Association

Bridgwater Parent Carer Support Group

  • Location Bridgwater, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Penrose School, Albert Street, Bridgwater TA6 7ET *Please check the website for updated COVID-19 information
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every second Wednesday of the month 10am - 12pm
  • Email BPSG11@outlook.com

Carers Forum (Carers UK)

Carers Group – Bridgwater

  • Location Sedgemoor
  • Venue The Hub Angel Place Bridgwater
  • Start Date The fourth Thursday of the month 10.30 am - 12 pm (starting 28th October)
  • Telephone 07757 730514

Carers Group – Burnham on Sea

  • Location Sedgemoor
  • Venue Burnham on Sea Community Centre Berrow Road TA8 2ET
  • Start Date The fourth of the month 10 am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 01278 751435
  • Email m.velleman@sky.conm

Carers Group – Castle Cary

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue The Shambles Market House Market Place Castle Cary BA7 7AH
  • Start Date The first Thursday of the month 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
  • Telephone 01963 359081
  • Email fliss1938@icloud.com

Carers Group – Chard

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue English Martyrs Church Hall, 2 East Street, Chard, TA20 1EP 
  • Start Date The second Monday of the month 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Telephone 01460 220026
  • Email Weadonit67@gmail.com

Carers Group – Crewkerne

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue Henhayes Centre South Street Crewkerne TA18 8DA
  • Start Date First Tuesday of the month 10.30 - 12 pm
  • Email edwardcharnick@btinternet.com

Carers Group – Dulverton

  • Location West Somerset
  • Venue Exmoor Medical Centre Oldberry House, Fishers Mead, Dulverton TA22 9EN
  • Start Date The first Tuesday of the month 2.30 pm - 4 pm
  • Telephone 01823 331 222

Carers Group – Frome

  • Location Mendip
  • Venue Frome cricket ground The Showground Fromefield BA11 2AH
  • Start Date The first Wednesday of the month 10.30 am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 01373 302128
  • Email jp007H4699@outlook.com

Carers Group – Ilminster

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue Monks Yard Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PY
  • Start Date The third Thursday of each month 1 pm - 2.30 pm
  • Telephone 07774 231996
  • Email a.birket@btinternet.com

Carers Group – Martock

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue Martock Christian Fellowship Church Church Street Martock TA12 6JN
  • Start Date The first Thursday of the month 10 am - 12 pm (starting 4.11.21)
  • Email Jacky.reed@talktalk.net

Carers Group – Taunton

  • Location Taunton Deane
  • Venue Wellsprings Church Quantock Road Taunton TA2 7NL
  • Start Date The first Tuesday of the month 10 am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 07888077757
  • Email mccraken@talk21.com

Carers Group – Wellington

  • Location Taunton Deane
  • Venue Bulford Community Centre Bulford Lane Wellington TA21 8DH
  • Start Date First Monday of the month 2 pm - 3.45 pm
  • Telephone 07756 036440
  • Email wellingtoncsg@btinternet.com

Carers Group – Wells

  • Location Mendip
  • Venue Wells Town Hall Market Place Wells BA5 2RB
  • Start Date The first and fourth Friday of the month
  • Telephone 01749 670667

Carers Group – Wincanton and Bruton

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue Balsam Centre Balsam Park Wincanton BA9 9HB
  • Start Date The second Monday of the month 10 am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 01963 33397
  • Email janeupsall@balsamcentre.org.uk

Carers Group – Yeovil

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue Mudford Rec Cafe Chilton Grove, Yeovil BA21 4AW
  • Start Date The fourth Wednesday of the month 10 am - 12 pm (starting 24th November) No Group in December
  • Email Jacky.reed@talktalk.net

Carers UK

Carers’ Voice Somerset Partnership Board

Caring for adults

Citizens Advice

Counselling Directory

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Venue Input your postcode on the website to find Counsellors near you.
  • Info/Website Click to open

Cruse

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0808 808 1677

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Friendly Safe Harbour Cafe

  • Location Bridgwater, Sedgemoor
  • Venue St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EQ
  • Start Date Third Wednesday of the month
  • Telephone 01278 727 500 - Claire Keirle
  • Email Claire.Keirle@sanctuary.housing.co.uk

Drinkline

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Venue Helpline:
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Helpline: weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm
  • Telephone 0300 123 1110

Eating Disorder Training for Healthcare Professionals

Eating Disorder Training for parents and carers

Everyday First Aid – British Red Cross

  • Location Somerset, Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date To be Booked in advance
  • Telephone 07710 711637 - Clare Meaden - Adult Education Co-ordinator
  • Email cmeaden@redcross.org.uk

Financial Support if you are disabled or have a health condition

Financial Support: Carers Allowance

For You, By You

Get Out & Get Together – Curry Rivel

  • Location Curry Rivel , South Somerset
  • Venue Curry Rivel Village Hall, Church Street, Curry Rivel, TA10 0HE
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Friday 9:30 — 1:30pm
  • Telephone Cathy Walker - 07881725077 or 01278 256967 - for further details and to arrange a visit.

Heads Up Somerset

  • Location Wells, Mendip
  • Venue Heads Up, Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells, BA5 3QG
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Opening Hours - 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday
  • End Date Provides a therapeutic environment and a range of services, support and guidance for adults of all ages recovering from or living with mental health needs and other difficulties.  Programme of workshops and activities available.
  • Telephone 01749 670667
  • Email info@headsupsomerset.org

Headway Hospital Liaison Service

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone Wendy Copeman - 07514753384 Freya Suffield - 07496006645

Headway Somerset – The Brain Injury Association

I’m a Carer and I’m stressed out!

Independent Living

Managing stress with complimentary therapies

  • Location Taunton Deane
  • Venue Taunton and Bridgwater. See website for further details
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Starting 8.11.21 14:00 - 16:00 Taunton or Starting 10.11.21 10:00 - 12:00 Bridgwater
  • Telephone 0330 3327997

Marie Curie Helper

Memory Cafe’s – Singing for the Brain

Men’s Shed – Chard

  • Location Chard, South Somerset
  • Venue Hornsbury Hill Farm Hornsbury Hill Chard Somerset TA20 3DB Entrance directly opposite the speed camera on Hornshbury Hill.
  • Start Date Every Wednesday 2pm - 5pm and Every Thursday 1pm - 5pm
  • Email mensshedchard@gmail.com

Men’s Shed – Street

  • Location Street, Mendip
  • Venue Unit 10 The Tanyard Street Somerset BA16 0HD
  • Start Date Tuesday 9am - 1pm and Thursdays 12.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Email brianbastable123@hotmail.co.uk

MENCAP

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0808 8081111

MENCAP – Taunton

  • Location Taunton, Taunton Deane
  • Venue 2 Scott House, Bindon Business Park, Cook Way, Taunton TA2 6BJ
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • End Date We also have a caravan on the Dorset Coast where we offer discounted holidays to people with learning disabilities and their families.
  • Telephone 01823 288 061
  • Email help@mencap.org.uk

Mens Shed – Shepton Mallet

  • Location Shepton Mallet, Mendip
  • Venue Shepton Mallet Shed, Unit 8, Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5QE, At the rear of Care and Repair on Martin's Lane behind the Thatched Cottage Inn.
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Tuesday 9am to 12 noon & Thursday 10am till 5 pm
  • Telephone 07854 194875

Mens’s Shed – Bridgwater

  • Location Sedgemoor
  • Venue Canal View Old Taunton Road Bridgwater
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Tuesdays - 9.30am - 12pm & Thursdays 1pm - 4pm
  • Telephone 01823 698612
  • Email info@slams.org.uk

Micro-Providers – click here to access the list

MIND in Somerset

Mind Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0300 330 5463

National Autistic Society

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Venue
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104 (select Option 2)
  • Email nas@nas.org.uk

National Self-Harm Network – Online Forum

No Panic

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date 10 am – 10 pm 7/7
  • Telephone 0300 772 9844

Open Story Tellers – Frome

  • Location Frome, Mendip
  • Venue Openstorytellers HubNub Centre Whittox Lane Frome Somerset BA11 3BY
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date See website for information
  • Telephone 01373 454099
  • Email info@openstorytellers.org.uk

Our Voice Somerset

Parkinsons UK – Bridgwater Support Group

  • Location Bridgwater, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Bridgwater
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date See website for information
  • Telephone Alan Gould 01823 286084 or Jenny Walters 01278 424951
  • Email gould248@btinternet.com

Personalised Care Institute – Training

Refuge

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Venue 4th Floor International House 1 St Katharine’s Way London E1W 1UN
  • Telephone 0808 2000 247
  • Email helpline@refuge.org.uk

RETHINK – Ilminster/Chard/Langport

Rethink: Severe Mental Illness

Rusty Road 2 Recovery

  • Location Bridgwater, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Unit 23f Axe Road Colley Lane Ind Estate Bridgwater Somerset TA6 5LN
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Please check the website for opening hours
  • Telephone 07376014007
  • Email info@rustyroad2recovey.co.uk

Samaritans

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association Support Groups

  • Location Shepton Mallet, Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Please check the website for opening hours
  • Telephone 01749 343344
  • Email support@swedauk.org

Somerset Direct

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0300 123 2224

Somerset Emergency Social Work Duty Team

Somerset Sight Group

Somerset Survivors

Stay Strong, Stay Steady Classes

Sunlight Mental Health Library

  • Location Burnham on Sea, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Bay Centre Cassis Close Burnham On Sea Somerset TA8 1NN
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Tuesday morning 10am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 07703 014792 - Pauline Wellman or 07502 112666 - Tony
  • Email anthony_monaghan@hotmail.com

Support Group – Mild learning disabilities/sensory impairment/autism

  • Location Mendip
  • Venue The Lawrence Centre 37 Chamberlain St, Wells BA5 2PQ
  • Start Date Last Tuesday of the month 3.30 pm- 5.30 pm
  • Telephone Text only: 07396 000 533
  • Email vaughan_spruce@hotmail.com

Talking Cafe – Bridgwater

  • Location Bridgwater, Sedgemoor
  • Venue The Hub at Angel Place Bridgwater
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Thursday 11am - 1pm
  • End Date Every Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Burnham-on-Sea

  • Location Burnham-on-Sea, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Methodist Church College Street Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1AS
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Telephone 01823 331 222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Chard

  • Location South Somerset
  • Venue The Guildhall, 14 Fore Street, TA20 1PH
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Wednesday 10am - 12pm
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Dulverton

  • Location West Somerset
  • Venue MAGNA, Fishers Mead Community Room
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Telephone 01823 331 222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Highbridge

  • Location Highbridge, Sedgemoor
  • Venue Hope Baptist Church 106 Church Street TA9 3HW
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Wednesday 10am - 12pm
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Langport

Talking Cafe – Minehead

  • Location Minehead, West Somerset
  • Venue Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AP
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Monday - 10 am - 12 pm ( Excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – South Petherton

  • Location South Petherton, South Somerset
  • Venue South Petherton Library
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Monday 10 am - 12 pm - (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Telephone 01823 331 222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Taunton

  • Location Taunton, Taunton Deane
  • Venue Great Western Hotel, Station Approach Taunton, TA1 1QW
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Monday 10 am - 12 pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Williton

  • Location Williton, West Somerset
  • Venue Williton Pavilion, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Cafe – Yeovil

  • Location Yeovil, South Somerset
  • Venue The Gateway Addlewell Lane Yeovil
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date Every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Telephone 01823 331222
  • Email info@somersetrcc.org.uk

Talking Therapies

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0300 323 0033

Taunton Macular Support Group

  • Location Taunton, Taunton Deane
  • Venue Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date First Monday of each month (except January & August), 11am - 1pm (online at present)
  • Telephone 01264 560 259

The Association for Post-Natal Illness

The Lawrence Centre – Wells

The Old Barn Club Support Group

  • Location Yeovil, South Somerset
  • Venue The Old Barn Club Old Barn Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2NX
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Start Date The second Monday of the month at 10:30 am.
  • Telephone Malcolm Campbell 01935 478032

The Reader: Shared Reading Groups

Timewise Jobs

Turning Point – Somerset Drugs and Alcohol Service

  • Location Taunton, Somerset Wide
  • Venue Unity House 10 Canon Street Taunton Somerset TA1 1SN
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 01823 328463 /  0300 303 87 88 (24hr)
  • Email sdas@turning-point.co.uk

Ups and Downs Littlies

What can you learn during November?

Wild Memories – Nature and wildlife activities for anyone living with dementia or memory loss

  • Location Mendip
  • Venue Welshmill Roundhouse Frome The Walled Garden Mells
  • Start Date Welshmill Roundhouse Frome: Tuesday 11 am - 1pm/ Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm or 2 pm - 4 pm. The Walled Garden Mells: Monday 2 pm - 4pm
  • Telephone 07949 572849
  • Email zak.mathergratton@froglife.org

Women’s Aid National Helpline

Young Minds

  • Location Somerset Wide
  • Info/Website Click to open
  • Telephone 0808 802 5544
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