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  1. Cancer

    Cancer is a common condition and there are over 200 different types. In the UK the four most common ones are: Breast Cancer Bowel Cancer Prostate Cancer Lung Cancer There are many services in Somerset to support people who have cancer and their family...

    • NHS continuing healthcare

      NHS continuing healthcare, also known as NHS continuing care or 'fully funded NHS care', is free care that is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs atno cost to you. You must have...

      • A planned stay in hospital

        There are a lot of things you can do to plan for a stay in hospital. And there are lots of groups and organisations that can help you. The Adult Social Care team can give you advice and information about services that may help you or the person who cares...

        • Practical support for patients and carers

          There is more information about practical support in other parts of this website, including: Being a carer A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. There is information about services and groups...

          • Care Quality Commission (CQC)

            The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive care, and encourage care services...

            • Independent occupational therapy advice

              You can visit an Independent Living Centre, where you can get advice from an independent occupational therapist. You will be able to try out equipment and get advice about what to buy. Or, you could ask a private occupational therapist to come and see...

              • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

                New claims You can only make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if you're claiming for a child under 16. This is known asDLAfor children. You may be able toreclaimDLA. Anyone over 16 must apply forPersonal Independence Payment (PIP)instead...

                • Hip, leg and foot problems

                  In a busy day our lower limbs take the brunt of the impact when we stand, walk and run. Because of this load-bearing joints are vulnerable to injury and overload. Knees Knee pain - NHS Choices provides an overview of knee pain and information about many...

                  • The Council managing your affairs

                    The Mental Capacity Act requires the Council to assume that people have capacity and can make decisions themselves, unless otherwise established. If the Council thinks a person may lack capacity to make a decision, even after being offered practical support,...

                    • Health transport

                      If you have an NHS medical appointment, you should make your own arrangements, using family, friends or public transport. If you cannot make your own way to your appointment and have a specific medical or social need, the NHS may fund the journey. Information...

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