Carers in Somerset
The Council thinks of you as a carer if you give up your time without pay, to look after a family member, a friend, or a neighbour who is ill, frail or has a disability. Many people don't realise they are a carer.
A parent carer is somebody that looks after a child of their own who has a disability, chronic illness or behavioural difficulties.
A young carer is somebody who is under 18 years old who looks after a family member, friend or neighbour.
Carers can also care for an older person, someone with physical disabilities, sensory loss, learning disabilities, long-term illness, substance misuse or mental health problems.
There is information on the Somerset County Council, and other websites about being a carer, and the advice, help and support available.
- Carers in Somerset
- Short breaks for carers
- Help for carers in crisis
- Somerset Carers Network for Mental Health
- Health and wellbeing
- Help from social care
- Help and support for young carers
- End of life care
- Library book home delivery
- Carers Voice Somerset