Somerset County Council

Adult Social Care


Adult Social Care supports adults of a working age and older people who have disabilities, mental health problems, a sensory loss or general frailty.

Our aim is to actively promote independence and choice.

The Government now requires that we produce an Annual Account for social care services for adults, setting out our performance in key areas. You can find a pdf of our 2011-2012 account in information and resources.

We help people to live in their own homes for as long as possible. When this is no longer possible we help people to choose a good quality care home.

We support unpaid carers in various ways, for example by providing training, links to support groups and by funding short breaks.

We provide support in these areas:

  • Assessment of needs and care planning, co-ordination and review

  • Advice about social care, health, housing and money (by phoning us on 0845 345 9133) 

  • Emotional and practical support

  • Protection of vulnerable adults

  • Residential and nursing care

  • Personal care at home

  • Community meals 

  • Day Services and opportunities

  • Equipment to support independence 

  • Adaptations to the home environment 

  • Support for carers and providing breaks

  • Direct Payments

  • Financial assessments and benefits advice is available through the Financial Assessment and Benefit (FAB) Teams

Our Fair Contributions Policy for non-residential care explains how we work out what you may have to contribute towards your care. You can find it in information and resources.

The Somerset Care Services Directory lists the registered care providers in Somerset and provides information about how to access care services. For a paper copy please phone Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9133.

You can download a copy by going to the Information and Resources section of this page.

Our services are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and you can see a copy of their report by following the link to their website.

You can find out more about the CQC by following this link to their publication 'About Us, What we do and how we do it' on their website.

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