Somerset Community Care Matters

Somerset Community Care Matters is a specialist charity that advises on a wide range of health and social care subjects relevant to community care law. We are completely reliant on the kind generosity of donations as we receive no funding from central or local government.

Our aim:

To provide access to specialist advice, advocacy and casework under Community Care Legislation in Somerset, get legal advice about the NHS, Social Services and Disability Rights.

Ensuring the most vulnerable people in our society do not suffer through lack of information or advice about their rights to Community Care under the Law.

Working with multidisciplinary partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for people, we aim to help build a healthy, informed and caring community.

We provide advice on access to:

  • Health and social care
  • Mental health care
  • Hospital discharge
  • NHS procedures, including continuing health care
  • Older people, care choices and charging
  • Accommodation issues around health
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Disability, rights and entitlements.