North Somerset Council provides a wide range of community-based support for unpaid carers, including brief intervention, information and advice and signposting when needed. Currently this is via telephone or video calls. They also have a specific Employment Support Coordinator who can provide carers with on-going support for volunteering, training, education or employment.
They have developed a range of ways for carers to stay connected including a Facebook group and a quarterly carers newsletter with lots of information about our support, along with wider information that is useful for carers. Over the next few months we are trialling a range of online support groups.
The Carers Support Service is led by Alliance Homes. They support carers living in North Somerset.
They also provide a Young Carers Service to support young carers under 18. There is also support for Young Adult Carers aged between 18 and 25.
If you are a carer, and you want to find out what help is available for you, please contact Alliance Care on 03000 120 120 (choose option 3).