Tag Archives: Carers Voice Somerset

New Carers’ Support Service

A new refreshed and modernised service to improve the quality of life for carers and former carers living in the county will be provided by the Community Council for Somerset from October 2017. The new Carers’ Support Service has been co-designed by carers and former carers and funded by Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset […]

Carers Week 2016 – Listening to Somerset’s Carers

Somerset County Council in partnership with Carers’ Voice Somerset is recognising the important role carers play in people’s lives during national Carers Week 2016 (6-10 June). There are approximately 60,000 (1) people in Somerset who care for a relative or friend. However, often people do not recognise themselves to be carers and do not access […]

One year on for the Care Act

More information, better choice and greater control: Somerset County Council is today (1 April) celebrating the impact the Care Act on its first anniversary. The new legislation came into force a year ago with the aim of making care and support more consistent across the country and much has changed in Somerset. People can now […]

Somerset carers have a voice

Carers in Somerset have been given a voice to shape future plans for the support they will receive. The County’s first Carers Commitment is being developed by carers, Somerset County Council, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local carers support providers. It will include a set of priorities and plans for the support that carers […]