Somerset Supporters provide help and support to children and young people up to 18 with severe learning and physical difficulties.
They work with an individual in a group, in the community or at one-to-one meetings.
Support can take place in the family home or through meaningful activities in the community.
You will have an assessment before a decision is made about whether you can get access to the service.
When the worker refers you into the service, they find a suitable supporter to be matched with you. Then they draw up a contract to confirm the hours and planned activities.
Service specific criteria:
Under section 7e – please identify what Personal Independence Payment (PIP) the child/young person receives:
- Daily Living Components – standard or enhanced
- Mobility component – standard or enhanced
Under section 7f – If you identify a need for a Somerset supporter, please explain how often you would like this person to be available (eg weekly, fortnightly, monthly or other) to provide support and over what time period (term time, holidays, other).
Email address: SDInputters@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone number: 0300 123 2224