Carers Service and Triangle of Care

  • Location Somerset Wide

What is the Somerset Foundation Trust Carers Service?

At Somerset Foundation Trust, we work to the triangle of care standards. This means that we believe for someone to make a successful and sustained recovery the client, staff and carers must all work in together. The carers’ assessment service is a team who specialise in supporting the carers of people who have mental health conditions. We do this in a variety of ways starting with a carers assessment, this is followed by up to two more sessions if required, to advise and support you. Below is some of the things we can do;

  • Signposting on how to access benefits and benefit support.
  • Getting a break or holiday (alone or with the person you care for)
  • Befriending services
  • Accessing advocacy
  • Support for physical health needs
  • Education sessions
  • Peer support via groups
  • A listening ear in times of brief crisis
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