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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. The product showroom lists equipment and products to meet a…

Support to help to live at home

If you or someone you know needs help to live independently at home there are a wide range of services available which you may be interested in.  Our self-help tool provides useful information about local and national organisations that could help.     If you or someone you…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Paying for your care and support in North Somerset

The policies below will enable you to see how we financially assess you for your contribution for your care fees, or give advice and guidance if you are self-funding your care. Non residential charging policy Non residential services for self funders Self-funding - Your stay…

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…
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