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About equipment and home adaptation

There is a large range of equipment which can help with everyday activities that you may be having difficulty with.  This includes walking, having a bath or shower, moving around if you cannot walk or stand. The product showroom lists equipment and products to meet a…

About extra care housing

Extra care housing is designed for people 55 years and over with housing, care and support needs. The aim of extra care housing is to offer privacy and independence in a safe, accessible environment. People have their own flat and care is provided by a professional…

Advocacy

Where they are eligible, vulnerable adults can obtain advocacy help, where they need assistance with such matters as  maintaining accommodation, accessing services or benefits. If they have received NHS services and are not happy with the service provided then seAp can provide advocacy if appropriate. When…

Care Navigators

The Care Navigator service is a free service for people aged 18 and over who are responsible for paying for their own social care*. The service provides information and practical help regarding care and support options in the local community. People responsible for paying for…

Choosing a home care provider

If you are arranging care privately or have opted for a direct payment you or the person you're looking after has to find the care agency and pay them. The home care provider will provide a service through a trained team of care workers, which…

Dementia

People who are worried that they, or someone they know, may have dementia should talk to their GP in the first instance. The North Somerset Dementia Roadmap  is a website which provides information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care…

Direct payments and personal budgets in North Somerset

What are direct payments? Direct Payments (DPs) are a cash payment made from the council to you so you can buy your own care and support services. A ‘direct payment’ means that the money goes directly from the council’s funds to you.  The direct payment…

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even…

Helpful factsheets

Below are links to factsheets which provide information on the Care Act and reflect changes made to the Care Act statutory guidance in March 2016. Care Act factsheets (Gov.uk) North Somerset Social Care factsheets

Housing related support

Housing related support services supports vulnerable people to have a good quality of life by encouraging independent living through floating support (in your own home) or through accommodation-based support service (provision of a home with support on site).  In general, services should concentrate on prevention and lower…
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