Somerset County Council


  • Carers in SomersetCarers give up time without pay to look after a family member, a friend, or a neighbour who is ill, frail or has a disability
  • Sitting ServiceThe sitting service gives carers the opportunity to take a break with peace of mind. A sitter can provide support and personal care that would normally be provided by a carer
  • Help for carers in an emergencyHelp in Crisis is available if you care for a someone who has a disability, mental health problem or is an older person and you need help at short notice
  • Help and Support for Young CarersThe Young Carers Support Service provides support, advice and respite breaks for young people aged 8 to 18 who have substantial caring responsibilities at home
  • Short breaks for carersShort breaks give both carers and people they care for the opportunity to have a break from their caring role
  • End of life careHelp and advice if you or someone you care for is terminally ill