Introduction

There are times when some people find it difficult to look after themselves at home. This can happen gradually, or because of a sudden illness or accident.

Many people in this position will be able to stay at home with help from their family and friends, and the right care and support.

You can talk to a social worker, a volunteer or community agent at a Community Connect drop-in. You can find all the dates and venues here www.somerset.gov.uk/dropin The team at the drop-in can help with everything, from finding a local social group and support with money, to help with transport or support for carers – and you may find an alternative to help you stay in your own home for longer.

For some people, a move to sheltered housing or another type of accommodation may be a good alternative. For others, a care home may provide the level of care and support they need.