The Somerset offer
Somerset has a vibrant and pioneering care sector
Higher than average quality provision: Somerset is proud of the overall quality of local care settings. As of 1st September 2021, 241 of all Somerset’s 279 (86.4%) active social care settings (residential and community provision) inspected by the Care Quality Commission was rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. This compares to 84.6% of providers nationally.Find out more
We want a vibrant and flexible care workforce
Our ambition is to make Somerset an attractive place to work with an agile and digitally connected workforce able to work in new ways and locations.
We are very proud of our care workforce and committed to raising the profile of professionals right across our health and care system, as well as addressing the recruitment and retention challenges we face.
This is an exciting time to be part of Somerset’s care workforce – help is shape it and make it!Our Market Position Statement
Somerset Micro-Enterprise Project
A two year partnership between Somerset County Council and Community Catalysts CIC which aims to support the development of small, community-based care and support services that:
- provide personal, flexible and responsive support and care;
- give local people more choice and control over the support they receive;
- offer an alternative to more traditional services.
Sharon has a lot of experience working in traditional care services. She took a career break to care for her mother-in-law and was profoundly affected by the experience of delivering person-centred care. Spurred on by this, and with support from Community Catalysts, Sharon decided to set up Care4U in December 2015. Care4U provides highly personalised, flexible and consistent support to older people in and around the Puriton area. “I can organise my time so that people can get what they want at a time that suits them; it gives me the freedom to work around them and their family”.