Support for Somerset residents

Help is available for anyone in Somerset who may need additional support. The five councils in Somerset have been working together since the first lockdown to provide a single phone number for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support.

 

Residents are reminded they can call 0300 790 6275 if they need any help themselves or are concerned about relatives or neighbours. Lines are open seven days a week between 8am and 6pm.

NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic  and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time a self-referral option has been enabled via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors – This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.

The risk tool can be accessed via the link below:

https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

More information about the programme can be found at https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/somerset/

New Chat to Connect service for vulnerable adults in Somerset

CCS has launched a New Chat to Connect service for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable adults in Somerset.

If you are on the CEV list in Somerset and want to meet new people in a similar position as you, with shared interests there is help!.

Somerset Community Foundation: “We know it’s good to talk and share experiences. We can connect you with another person who is on the CEV list to keep your spirits up – you are not alone”.