Roadshows for Parent Carers

Somerset Parent Carer Forum are working with Somerset County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group hold a series of events to showcase the Somerset Local Offer.

The Local Offer provides information about services and support available locally for children and young people with SEND, and has been live on Somerset Choices for some time. This event is great way for parent carers and young people to find out what’s available in their area. There will also be information stands, an opportunity to meet service providers, and the chance to share feedback on local services and help shape future provision.

Dates, times and venues are:

30th January, 10am to 1pm, The Beach Hotel, Minehead, TA24 5AP

1st February, 10am to 1pm, The Assembly Rooms, Frome, BA11 1EB

5th February, 10am to 1pm, Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS

11th February, 10am to 1pm, The Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon, TA11 6PQ

15th February, 1am to 1pm, Wincanton War Memorial Hall, BA9 9JX

Contact for more information.





Somerset Carers Service Launched

A new support service for carers in Somerset has been launched.

The service is a collaboration between Spark, Community Council for Somerset, Somerset CCG, Somerset County Council and Engage.

The organisations behind the service recognise that caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and lonely at times. The free service will support carers by signposting them local groups and events, and providing facts and information to support their caring role.

You can find out more about the service at