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Corona Virus

Please find below links to useful information about help and support during the Corona virus crisis.

 

Help for unpaid carers

 

Somerset Carers Service

This service provides Carers Agents who are Somerset based individuals with a wide knowledge base of local services and information that are invaluable to carers. They are on hand to offer personal guidance and support.

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Phone: 0800 3168600

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Somerset Community Connect

This service offers a website that has lots of information and advice and a directory of providers, local groups and activities and information drop-ins for adult residents in Somerset to find information, advice and services to manage their own care and wellbeing.

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Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Carers Service

This service offers support to unpaid carers and family members who look after people with mental health problems.

Call: 07774 207458

Email: carers@sompar.nhs.uk

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Phone regarding - Adults:

Mendip: 01749 836597

Taunton: 01823 368396

South Somerset: 01935 428420

South Coast: 01278 720238

Phone regarding - Older People:

Mendip & South Somerset: Tel: 01749 836736

Somerset Coast: Tel: 01278 720220

Taunton & Chard: Tel: 01823 368460

Phone regarding - Children and Adolescents

CAMHS East (Mendip and South Somerset) Tel: 01749 836561

CAMHS West (Taunton and Somerset Coast) Tel: 01823 368368

Government guidance on Mental Health matters

 

Somerset County Council

Supports carers through their Adult Social Care Team who carry out Carers Assessments and offer support, advice and information. 

A carers assessment will look at how caring for another person affects you both mentally and physically and how it impacts on your wellbeing. Finding out how caring affects these things can help the council determine what support you could receive.

To contact Somerset County Council about a carers assessment please use the Somerset Direct number below. 


Somerset Direct 

Somerset Direct is a contact centre managed by Somerset County Council. Somerset Direct operators will sign post you to departments relating to your enquiry.

Call 0300 123 2224   

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Carers UK

Is the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. For the past 50 years they have been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.

Carers UK provide useful guidance on a wide range of carers issues.

Find out more:

About Carers UK

Carers UK guidance about the Corona Virus

 

 

 

Latest local and national guidance on the Corona virus