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Carers

This page is for unpaid carers in Somerset

A - Z of health conditions - condition related groups & support

Please see below a list of some of the key health conditions. This list provides links to the NHS site, together with other useful links to local and national websites, information, groups and support. 

 

A - Z List of health conditions

Arthritis

For NHS guidance on arthritis click - here

Arthritis - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Autism

For NHS guidance on Autism click - here

Autism - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Bladder & Bowel Conditions

For NHS guidance on urinary incontinence click - here

For NHS guidance on urinary tract infections click - here

For NHS guidance on bowel incontinence click - here

For NHS guidance on Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBS) click - here

For NHS guidance on Crohn's Disease click - here

Crohn's and Colitis confidential support services click - here

Bladder and bowel - Groups and support in Somerset click here

Cancer

For NHS guidance on cancer click - here

Macmillan Cancer support click - here

Cancer - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

For NHS guidance on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) click - here

Dementia

For NHS guidance on looking after someone with dementia click - here

Alzheimer's Society - to find support near you click - here

Alzheimer's Society "Side by Side" service - to see whether this service is available near you click - here

Dementia - Groups and support in Mendip click - here

Diabetes

For NHS guidance on diabetes click - here

Diabetes - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Dizziness

For information about dizziness and diabetes from Diabetes UK click - here

Drug addiction

For NHS guidance on drug addiction click - here

Eating Disorders

For NHS guidance on eating disorders click - here

Eating Disorders groups and support in Somerset click - here

Eating Disorders - Groups and support in Somerset and Wessex click - here

Epilepsy

For NHS guidance on drug addiction click - here

Epilepsy Society Helpline UK click - here

Epilepsy Action - Groups and support UK click - here

Falls Prevention

For NHS guidance on falls prevention click - here

Fybromyalgia, ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

For NHS guidance on Fybromyalgia click - here

For NHS Guidance on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) click - here

Fybromyalgia, ME and CFS - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Head injury (severe)

For NHS guidance on severe head injury clickhere

Hearing Loss

For NHS guidance on hearing loss click - here

Information, advice and support for you, your carer and family if you have a hearing loss, in Somerset click - here

For information and advice on hearing matters from Deaf Plus click - here

For Hearing Loss - Groups and support in Somerset  click - here

Heart (Cardiovascular)

For NHS guidance on cardiovascular disease click - here

For Heart/Cardiac - Groups and support in Somerset  click - here

Learning Difficulties

For NHS guidance on learning difficulties disease click - here

For learning difficulties - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Leg ulcers

For NHS guidance on leg ulcers click - here

For leg ulcer - Groups and support in Frome Somerset click - here

Mental health and well being

For NHS guidance on mental health and well being click here

For mental health - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

For Sompar Mental Health Team (a network for relatives and friends wo care for people with mental health issues) click - here

Mobility 

For NHS guidance on walking aids, wheelchairs and mobility scooters click - here

For mobility - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Motor Neuron Disease (MND)

For NHS guidance on Motor Neurone disease click - here

For Motor Neurone disease - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Multiple Sclerosis

For NHS guidance on Multiple Sclerosis click - here

For Multiple Sclerosis - Groups and support in Somerset click - here

Sight Loss

For NHS guidance on blindness and vision loss clickhere

For information and support with sight matters from Somerset Sight click - here

For sight loss - Groups and support in Somerset click here

Pain management

For NHS guidance on how to get support for your pain click - here

For pain management - Groups and support click - here

Parkinson's disease

For NHS guidance on Parkinson's disease click - here

For Parkinson's disease - Groups and support click - here

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

For NHS guidance on Polymyalgia rheumatica click - here

For Polymyalgia rheumatica - Groups and support click - here

Pressure sores

For NHS guidance on pressure sores click - here

For a useful fact sheet about pressure sores from the Alzheimer's Society click - here

Weight Management

For NHS guidance on weight click - here

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Weight Management Service click here

For details about Wellbeing South Somerset - weight management click - here

For information about how "Zing" Somerset can help you with weight loss click - here

For weight management - Groups and support in Mendip click here

 

 

                                                                                                     

If you are a carer, Somerset Carers can also help you to find information, groups and support to help you with your caring role. 

 

The NHS provide useful guidance on a wide range of conditions.

To use their A - Z search of health conditions click - here