Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you


Tanners Café runs every Thursday 10.30 - 12.00 usually £2 but carers are free. In the Camelot room at Milborne Port Village Hall.

Contact Sally Oxford our carers champion fur further information


Somerset Carers Service

You can contact Somerset Carers on 0800 316 8600.

They are open Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 4pm

For more information please click here


There are free training courses you can attend which may help. Click below for more information.

Compass Carers Website


There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



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