End of life CareCare and support, Health and wellbeing, Information and advice
If you or someone you care for has a life limiting illness this can be very difficult.
To help you, there is lots of information on the websites below.
- Health and social care services in Somerset
- Practical advice about caring and palliative care
- Services and support available
- National Information
Somerset End of Life Care and Bereavement Support¬† -¬†The website provides guidance, education and support to all health and social care teams in the county to improve the knowledge and care of people living with a life limiting illness.
Information is held for professionals and the public on different topics, such as:
- Planning Ahead for your future health or social care
- Different funding available for care and equipment
- Coping with and managing symptoms
- Spiritual care
- What to expect in the last weeks and days of life
The information is available to view in different formats, such as links to external website pages, leaflets, booklets, and videos. It has been designed to be simple and hold only relevant content to the area selected. If you have any trouble accessing the website or need information sent to you from the website, please contact us at: EOLCEducation@somersetft.nhs.uk
Dying Matters – Dying Matters aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life so they may live as well as they can.
Marie Curie – Care and support through terminal illness
NHS Choices – End of life care guide
Type of provision
Specialist - This is for a small group of people with significant special educational needs and disabilities and their families