Each local authority has a carer’s organisation. They provide support to carers including advice, information, social activities, help to have a break, counselling and ’emergency cards’ which you can carry with you to show that you are a carer. You can also talk to Dorothy House’s Family Support Team – please call our Clinical Coordination Centre on 0345 0130 555 (Monday-Friday, 8-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm).
Additional to Dorothy House, these organisations can also help:
Local carer organisations
Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre
For carers based in Bath and North East Somerset, providing free help, advice and support to make caring a little easier.
01761 431 388
Crossroads Care Wessex
Offering a variety of services to support carers throughout North Somerset, Plymouth, Torbay and Bath and North East Somerset. Supporting people in their own homes and assisting people to maintain their independence wherever possible.
01761 436 673
Somerset Compass Carers
Compass Carers is the first dedicated support service for carers across Somerset, offering information, advice and guidance as well as emotional support, signposting to other organisations, training, and a telephone support service for unpaid carers.
01823 255 911
Carer Support Wiltshire
Carer Support Wiltshire can offer emotional support, one-to-one advice, useful information and breaks to anyone aged 16 or over who is giving unpaid care to a child or adult in their day-to-day life.
0800 181 4118
Other local organisations
Positive Action on Cancer
A free counselling service in Frome, Warminster and Bath.
01373 455 255
Bath and North East Somerset Adult Social Care
01225 396 000
Wiltshire Social Care
0300 456 0111
0845 345 9133
Citizens Advice Bureau
Bath and North East Somerset 0845 603 5452
Wiltshire 03444 111 444 (landline callers) / 0300 456 8375 (mobile callers)
Mendip 0344 488 9623
0808 808 7777
0800 169 6565
Macmillan Cancer Support
0808 808 0000
Department for Work and Pensions
0800 882 200
0800 99 1234
0844 8030 240 (Calls will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s Access Charge)