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Care providers aiming for outstanding

More than 70 Somerset care providers have come together for a County Council organised workshop on improving care quality. The last 12 months have seen a significant increase in number of care homes and providers rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The county is ahead of the regional […]

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 […]

Local carers launch ‘Commitment’ to improve services

Local carers have launched a ‘Commitment to Carers’ to help create new and improved services in the county. Carers’ Voice Somerset, an organisation that represents local carers, has coordinated the development of the ‘Commitment to Carers’ in partnership with Somerset County Council, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local carers support providers. Over 70 carers […]

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 […]

Somerset to celebrate Shared Lives Week

Shared Lives Carers and adults with disabilities from across the South West will be celebrating National Shared Lives Week with a fun day bowling next week (Thursday 16 October). The Shared Lives scheme provides an alternative to care homes for people with disabilities. Carers share their lives and homes with the people who need support, […]