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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

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. Impartial advice and access to trial equipment is available…

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 The Advocacy People can provide advocacy if…

Support to help to live at home

An introduction to services we offer Care Navigators - If you pay for care (have savings/capital over £23,250) and have difficulty managing at home, Care Navigators can assist with finding local care and support options to help meet your needs. This is a free service…

Personal Assistants (PAs)

Do you need help you to find a personal assistant or to advertise yourself as a personal assistant looking for work. Working as a personal assistant (PA) Working as a personal assistant can be very rewarding and you can make a difference to a person's life, making it possible…

Proud to Care in North Somerset

Could you be one of those special people in North Somerset, making a real difference to the lives of people you support? There are a wealth of rewarding career choices in the health and social care sector, whatever your skills and experience. Care and support…

Direct payments and personal budgets in North Somerset

What are direct payments? Guidance about Direct payments and coronavirus/COVID-19 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…

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…

About extra care housing

Extra care housing is 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. You have your own flat and care is provided by a professional…

About parenting and family support

The first few years are the most important in your child's life, and as a mum or dad you have the biggest influence of all on their learning and development. As well as in the home, the learning and experiences that your child has when being cared…
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