The Carers Service has asked us to share the following information, to help it reach any unpaid carers.
“Carers Service can provide information and support to unpaid carers – including people who are not claiming carers allowance. One of the challenges in reaching unpaid carers is that some people don’t see themselves as unpaid carers, either because they don’t like the label, or because they are ‘just’ looking after their partner, child, or friend. This means lots of people are not aware of the range of support available to them.”
Please see the flyer and poster below for further information.
Carers trifold 21
Somerset County Council have launched a new online travel planner which is particularly useful for those using public transport and/or residents without easy access to a car. The website also carries information on demand responsive and community transport and has a community board for car sharing.
They are currently running a campaign to raise awareness – you can read more about it here:
Planning a journey in Somerset? Think Travel can help | Somerset County Council Newsroom (somersetnewsroom.com)
And you can visit the site here Think Travel : Homepage.
Think Travel full page all titles ad
Please note, our meeting scheduled for Thursday 14th July, has now been moved to Thursday 28th July.
The Household Support Fund can provide short-term urgent financial help to Somerset residents who are struggling to afford household essentials.
Please see the attached documents for further information.
Household support fund – A4 Poster
Household support fund – A4 Leaflet