Information for Carers
The Carers’ Services Team support unpaid carers and family members to ensure that they feel valued and supported, helping them to begin to take control of their lives.
Who we are
The Carers’ Services Team comprises of a team manager, a team of nine Carers’ Assessment Workers, a team administrator and a Carers’ Employment Support Officer.
What we do
We provide a comprehensive range of services for carers which include:
- carers’ assessments
- emotional support
- practical advice
- carers’ employment support
- carers’ support groups
- carers’ website
- carers’ newsletter
- carers’ information
- carers’ participation group
- information and advice about carers’ breaks
- carer’s events
How we work
The team assess the needs of carers and provide them with information, advice and support. The Carers’ Assessment includes emotional support, carers’ breaks, dealing with practical issues and life style choices.
How you can access these services
Carers can be referred or self refer for a Carers’ Assessment providing the person that they support is registered with Somerset Partnership mental health services.
Carers will be offered an appointment within 4 weeks from accepting a referral or self referral.
Where you can access these services
The Carers’ Services Team are based within Community Mental Health Teams across Somerset. The Carers’ Services Team can be contacted by telephone or email.
Contact the team in your area
Carers’ Assessment Worker for Adults
Mendip Tel: 01749836597
Taunton: Tel: 01823 368396
South Somerset: Tel: 01935 428420
Somerset Coast: Tel: 01278 720238
Older Persons Carers’ Assessment Workers
Mendip & South Somerset: Tel: 01749 836736
Somerset Coast: Tel: 01278 720220
Taunton & Chard: Tel: 01823 368460
Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services
Carers’ Assessment Workers
CAMHS East (Mendip and South Somerset) Tel: 01749 836561
CAMHS West (Taunton and Somerset Coast) Tel: 01823 368368
Carers’ Development Manager
Tel: 01749 836606
Tel: 01749 836633
- Carers' information pack
- Carers' Charter (please see further down the page for the Charter in different languages)
For further information please visit the following websites
Annual Review 2014
The Carers Service Annual Review for 2014 showcases our work helping carers of people with mental health conditions across Somerset.
Carers' Charter in different languages
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 English.pdf Download
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 Portugal.pdf Download
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 Lithuania.pdf Download
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 Poland.pdf Download
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 Rumania.pdf Download
- Carers' Charter FINAL 060514 Chinese.pdf Download