Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak

Find help below:

Somerset Carers Service

This service provides Carers Agents who are Somerset based individuals with a wide knowledge base of local services and information that are invaluable to carers. They are on hand to offer personal guidance and support.

Somerset Carers Service latest newsletter
Somerset Carers Service website
Phone: 0800 316 8600
Text “Carer” to 87070

Somerset Carers Service “Live Chat” 

Useful information sheet with contact details of organisations who can help you

What if I am unable to provide care and support at short notice?

In the event that you might, at short notice become unable to provide care and support Somerset Carers Service should be contacted. Please ensure that the person you care for has a copy of the “What to do if” form

Somerset Community Connect

This service offers a website that has lots of information and advice and a directory of providers, local groups and activities and information drop-ins for adult residents in Somerset to find information, advice and services to manage their own care and wellbeing.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Carers Service

Somerset Carers Service works in partnership with the Sompar Mental Health Team.

The Sompar Mental Health team provide information and a supportive network for those who are caring for someone who is a patient of the Somerset Partnership mental health services.

Phone: 07774 207458

Phone regarding – Adults:

  • Mendip: 01749 836597
  • Taunton: 01823 368396
  • South Somerset: 01935 428420
  • South Coast: 01278 720238

Phone regarding – Older People:

  • Mendip and South Somerset – 01749 836736
  • Somerset Coast – 01278 720220
  • Taunton and Chard 01823 368460

Phone regarding – Children and Adolescents

  • CAMHS East (Mendip and South Somerset) – 01749 836561
  • CAMHS West (Taunton and Somerset Coast) – 01823 368368

Government guidance on Mental Health matters

Somerset Age UK

If you are caring for an older person you will find lots of useful information on the new Age UK coronavirus website

End of life care

St Margaret’s Hospice Care has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for 40 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

Find out more about end of life care

Somerset County Council

Supports carers through their Adult Social Care Team who carry out carers assessments and offer support, advice and information.

A carers assessment will look at how caring for another person affects you both mentally and physically and how it impacts on your wellbeing. Finding out how caring affects these things can help the council determine what support you could receive.

To contact Somerset County Council about a carers assessment please use the Somerset Direct number below.

Somerset Direct

Somerset Direct is a contact centre managed by Somerset County Council. Somerset Direct operators will sign post you to departments relating to your enquiry.

Phone: 0300 123 2224


Carers UK

Is the UK’s only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. For the past 50 years they have been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.

Carers UK provide useful guidance on a wide range of carers issues.

Find out more information about Carers UK here

Carers UK guidance about the Coronavirus

Further useful information and resources from trusted sources

Royal Collage of Psychiatrists

Information about managing your own or someone else’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

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