Publications and information sheets about Adult Social Care services
This page lists our information sheets. The documents are in pdf format so that you can save them or print them. They are all created in large print.
If you would like them in a different format, such as on tape or CD, or in Braille, please contact us and we will send them to you.
On the Somerset Choices website there is a page listing all the information sheets. There you can use a ‘select language’ button to see them in any one of almost a hundred languages. You can also change the text size and contrast, and print them.
Our information sheets are grouped by topic to make them easier to find. The topics are:
In the list below, each information sheet has a code number so that it is easier for you to refer to.
If you click on the name of the information sheet you want to see, it will open for you.
A1 Welcome to social care
A2 Getting independent advice and support
A3 Blue Badges
A4 Your care and support assessment
A5 Health Interface Service
A6 Community Teams
A7 Keeping safe
A8 Safeguarding Adults
Application to see your records
A11 Compliments, comments and complaints about Adult Social Care
A12 No response
A13 Help with transport
B1 Care and Support plans and personal budgets
B2 Information about your care and support review
B3 Home care
B4 How to get good advice about equipment and adaptations
B5 Adapting your home
B7 Equipment to help you use the bath or shower
B9 Short-term care package to help prevent you going into hospital
B11 Help with taking medicines
B12 Home from hospital
C1 Information for people who pay for their own care
C2 Direct Payments: An introduction
C3 Direct Payments guidance
C4 Getting independent financial advice
C5 Help with paying for care and support
C6 How your personal budget contribution is worked out
C7 Calculating your contribution: Your checklist
C8 Money and people who lack capacity
D1 Choosing a care home
D2 Paying for residential care
D3 Information for people who pay for their own care home
D4 People moving into a care home who have property
D5 Care home beds for rehabilitation
D6 Extra Care Housing
D7 Specialised Residential Care (SRC)
E1: Being a carer
E2: Carer support groups and networks
E3: Breaks for carers
E4: Carers assessments and eligibility
E5: Financial information, support and benefits
E6: Working and caring
E7: Health, wellbeing and emotional support
E8: Help if the person you care for goes into or comes out of hospital
E9: Accessibility and travel
E10: Carers rights
F1 Sight loss – General information
F2 Sight loss – Help with reading
F3 Sight loss – Emotional support
F4 Sight loss – Equipment
F5 Sight loss – Children and education
F6 Sight loss – Employment
F7 Sight loss – Leisure, holidays and travel
G1 Deafness and hearing loss
G2 Deafness and hearing loss – Methods of communication
G3 Deafness and hearing loss – Your rights
G4 Deafness and hearing loss – Employment
G5 Deafness and hearing loss – Leisure, holidays and travel
G6 Deafness and hearing loss – Children and education
G7 Deafness and hearing loss – Hearing therapy
G8 Deafness and hearing loss – Mental Health Services
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