Finding what you need to help you with your caring role


In Somerset you are considered to be 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. You can be a parent carer, a young carer, or care for an older person or other adult with care needs. 

For comprehensive information about being a carer, and the advice, help and support available visit Community Connect – Information and advice for carers

Or select from the topics below. The links will take you to the relevant pages of the Somerset Community Connect website.

Carers Emergency Contact Details

Carers assessments

Somerset Carers in Somerset

Caring for a child

Young Carers

Caring for someone with Dementia

Carers Academy – Information, guidance & training courses

Financial support

A – Z of health conditions – condition related groups and support

Support at GP Practices and hospitals – what to expect

Last reviewed: May 30, 2023 by Victoria

Next review due: November 30, 2023

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