An animated guide showing how the Somerset Choices website can help you access a world of local care and support is now available.
Somerset Choices is a website that provides easy access to information and a directory of services, products, groups and events. These include care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch clubs, exercise groups, breaks for carers and lots more.
The animated film, found at www.somersetchoices.org.uk/about-this-site/help, demonstrates how the self-help section on the website lets people tap into a wealth of information and advice and search for local services and events to find support that meets their needs.
Cllr William Wallace, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “The animation is really helpful if you are not quite sure what you are looking for on the website or if you need a bit of help finding your way around.
“Four months on from the launch of the website and there have been over 120,000 page views and 1,000 services registered on the site. I am really pleased that people are using the website and more and more care providers are registering their details.”
Somerset Choices allows people to make informed decisions about who supplies their care and aims to help people to help themselves stay independent, healthy and well.
More local care and support providers are being encouraged to upload their details so that the site contains a really comprehensive directory of local services. Providers can register by going to: www.somersetchoices.org.uk/marketplace/register/index
The Somerset Choices website has been developed by Somerset County Council, in partnership with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and District Councils.