INFORMATION FOR UNPAID CARERS ACROSS WEST SOMERSET
Over 63 Village Agents are ready to support unpaid carers in Somerset.
An ‘Unpaid Carer’ means someone not employed to be a Carer for a person, and who may or may not receive a Carers Allowance.
The person being cared for can be a friend, family member, partner, child or neighbour.
Call the free phone number to speak to the Carers Advice Line: 0800 31 68 600
TEXT ‘Carer’ to 78070
complete this online referral form and an Agent will be in touch – Complete the form online
Carers Rights WEEK – 22ND – 25th November 2021
Somerset Carers have a week of events planned.
Please see the below flyer and an invitation to a zoom meeting, where we will have organisations discussing respite care.
Below is a short film about the work Somerset Carers do to help unpaid carers in Somerset –
tALKING CAFE VENUES ARE REOPENING ACROSS SOMERSET
We have had over 500 visitors to the West Somerset Taking Cafes since we reopened in May 2021.
A free Coffee/Tea and support from your Village Agent alongside other agencies such as housing and debt advice await.
please do signpost your patients to their nearest Talking Café if you feel they are able to attend.
Minehead Talking Café – Beach Hotel, Minehead – 10am – 1pm Every Monday except Bank Holidays
Williton Talking Café – Williton Pavillion, Williton – 1pm – 3pm Every Tuesday
Dulverton Talking Café – NEW VENUE – Fishers Mead Common Room, Dulverton – 10am – 12pm every Thursday
01643 703441 - opt 1
01643 703441 - Opt 2
(SURGERY EMAIL ADDRESS)
For non-urgent medical or admin requests please use our online patient triage:
Our GPs and clinical team cannot provide medical advice by email.
General information for the attention of a GP will be passed on if requested.
Please note - this email is not continually monitored throughout the day.
(REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS EMAIL ADDRESS)
This email is for repeat prescription requests only.
If your medication request is urgent please contact our prescription line on 01643 703441 (Option 2). 9am - 12 noon, Monday - Friday.
Please include your name and date of birth with your request. Please be advised that requests for “all repeats” or requests with limited information are likely to result in a delay in the processing of medication. In such instances, staff will need to contact you to discuss your exact requirements.
This email inbox is only monitored during prescription line hours - 9am - 12 noon, Monday - Friday.
For repeat prescription ordering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – please sign up to Patient Access or the NHS App – further details can be found on the Prescriptions and Online Access page of our website.
Minehead Medical Centre Address
Harley House Site
2 Irnham Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5DL