Care and support providers and local groups across the county are urged to add themselves to a new website called Somerset Choices.
Somerset Choices, which is set to launch later this month, will transform the way people find local care and support services. The site will not only provide a wealth of useful information and advice on care and support, it will also allow people to search for services, products, groups and events in their local area. Such as care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch clubs, exercise groups and breaks for carers.
Cllr William Wallace, Cabinet Member for Adults Services at Somerset County Council, said: “I urge organisers of care and support services and local groups to register on Somerset Choices. In the future this website will be the primary way for people and care and health professionals to find out what is available in Somerset. Don’t miss out, make sure you are registered.
“Providers, businesses and charities large and small can join the website and best of all it is absolutely free.”
Information on how to register on Somerset Choices and how to access help can be found here: www.somerset.gov.uk/adult-social-care/somerset-choices/ or people can speak to someone in the Somerset Choices team at one of the following events held in local libraries from 10am – 3pm:
- Monday 8 June 2015 at Bridgwater Library, Binford Place, Bridgwater TA6 3LF.
- Wednesday 10 June 2015 at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil BA20 1PZ.
- Friday 12 June 2015 at Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3XZ.
- Tuesday 16 June at Glastonbury Library, 1 Orchard Court, The Archers Way, Glastonbury, BA6 9JB.
- Thursday 18 June 2015 at Minehead Library, Library/Bancks St, Minehead TA24 5DJ.
The website is due to launch later this month and there is promotional activity planned to raise awareness of the benefits of using it including newspaper and radio advertising and promotional events across the county.
The Somerset Choices website has been developed by Somerset County Council, in partnership with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and District Councils.