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Carers

This page is for unpaid carers in Somerset

A - Z of health conditions - information, groups & support

The NHS provide useful guidance on a wide range of conditions. To use their A - Z search of health conditions click - here

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

Please note that if you are a carer, Somerset Carers Service can also help you to find information, groups and support to help you with your caring role. For Somerset Carers Service click - here

 

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

 

Please note that we are constantly updating and adding information to this page