Macmillan provides support for anyone affected by cancer. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences
Cancer Support UK
Cancer Support UK provide practical and emotional support to people with cancer, during and after the treatment period.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) treats young people and adults that have a problem with drugs and alcohol.
Smoke Free is provided by the NHS as free support to assist with giving up smoking.
The Alzheimer's Society make a commitment to be available to every person who receives a diagnosis. We want everyone affected by dementia to know that, whatever you are going through wherever you are, whoever you are, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice.
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 2221122
Somerset Community Connect
Provide advice and support to help people live as independently as possible in their own homes. To contact Somerset Community Connect, call: 0300 123 2224
Somerset Carers Service
Somerset Carers Service can help link to you groups and events in your area, to find facts and information that will help the person you are caring for with their particular needs. Here you will find specific support for your unique situation; and our Carers Agents are on hand to help and guide you.
The Red Cross provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and toilet aids.
In order to organise hospital transport and check if you are eligible for this free service, please phone the Patient Transport Advice Centre on 01278 727444.
Briefly, you can get free transport if you either have severe mobility problems or are on any of the following benefits: Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee or have a Tax Exemption Certificate. Proof of this benefit needs to be sent in to the Patient Transport Advice Centre and must be dated within the last 3 months (Pension Credit Guarantee 12 months).
There is also a local voluntary lift scheme called TA22 Voluntary Lifts. This scheme is run by volunteer drivers and offers transport to hospital at a low rate for people who may not be eligible for free transport. Please call 07528 326880 for more details. The service require at least 48 hours before your appointment to try and arrange a driver.