Somerset County Council and the NHS have contracted Compass Disability Services; a Somerset based user led organisation to deliver a county wide support service for carers known as Compass Carers.
The overall aim of the service is to support unpaid carers, recognising the value and contribution they make to society offering individual support to enable them to maintain their caring role whilst having a life outside of caring.
The service is promoted by a team of Carer Support Workers who work in conjunction with Carer Champions at GP surgeries, the health and social care sector and a range of other organisations to publicise the help and support available for carers through Compass Carers
Compass Carers Support Worker
My name is Julie Gardner, I have recently joined the team at Compass Carers.
I will be travelling around the Sedgemoor and North Sedgemoor area, giving proffessional support to unpaid carers.
If you are an unpaid carer and feel you would benefit from some emotional support, advice or just our quaterly magazine please give me a call on 01823 255911.
We also offer:
Training for Carers – we provide free training for the benefit of carers in a variety of subjects
Talk and Support Service – A free volunteer telephone befriending service for unpaid carers
Carer Support Groups – Compass Carers works with many carer groups across Somerset