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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 the website Connect Somerset – Information and advice for carers

Or select from the topics below. The links will take you to the relevant pages of the Connect Somerset 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 and training courses

Financial support

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

Support at GP Practices and hospitals – what to expect

Carers in employment

Combining work and caring for someone can be a lot to cope with.

  • Age UK website – provides information about your rights and entitlements at work.
  • People First website – provides useful contacts and information regarding your rights and entitlements at work.

Carers training

You can find information on face to face and online training courses on the Somerset Carers website

Phone: 0800 3168600

Text: ‘Carer’ to 78070


Last reviewed: November 23, 2023 by Neil

Next review due: May 23, 2024

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