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.
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 care, health, housing and money (available by phoning us on 0300 123 2224) 

  • 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

You can find a link to our policies in the 'Related services' section of this page.

The Government now requires that we produce an Annual Local Account for social care services for adults, setting out our performance in key areas.

We are preparing a new Local Account, incorporating the views of service users, so that we can include the information they want to see, in the ways they find it most helpful.

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 0300 123 2224. You can download a copy by going to the Information and Resources section of this page. 

You can also find local services and information to help you choose the right care and support on our Somerset Choices website.

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.


Contact: Customer Contact
Use the 'Contact Adult Social Care' form if you have a quick question for the team 
For a more detailed conversation please phone 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 321380
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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