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About looking after someone

If you’re looking after someone who could not manage without your help due to a physical or mental health problem, learning disability, dementia, alcohol or substance mis-use then you are a carer.

In North Somerset, the North Somerset Carers Support (Alliance Homes) provides support to both young and adults carers to enable them to continue caring whilst supporting them to have a life of their own, outside of their caring role.

Carers Emergency Response Scheme

Are you concerned about what would happen to the person you look after if you were unable to care for them due to an emergency, e.g. if you were admitted to hospital or had an accident? The council has an emergency response scheme to ensure they would get the support they need.  If you need further information please use the following form.

Access Your Care's Response24 is a 24-hour professional emergency first responder service which connects with any personal monitored alarm system, Telecare or Technology Enabled Care equipment in North Somerset. It provides first responder assistance and offers options for year-round or weekly coverage based on your needs or those of a loved one.

During response calls there is a peace of mind for individuals and family members with welfare checks, emergency personal care, and help for non-injury falls. Please note this is a FREE service when purchasing the North Somerset Council CareLink personal alarm system.

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