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Somerset County Council Social Services

County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
0300 123 2224
01823 321 187
Opening Times:
8am - 6pm
8am - 6pm
8am - 6pm
8am - 6pm
8am - 6pm

Map for Somerset County Council Social Services

Organisation details

The team provide a full range of personal social services to people with visual impairments in Somerset, including:
- assessment of both registered and non-registered visually impaired people
- provision of equipment
- provision of support, information and advice
- rehabilitation service, including training in mobility, independent living skills and communication skills
- referral to other County Council services when appropriate, such as home care, day services.

Specialist social work staff are based in local offices, alongside other staff working with people with physical and sensory disabilities.

Social services also run an information desk at Taunton and Somerset Hospital to assist patients who are about to be discharged or who have been recently discharged from hospital

A collection of information sheets about living with sight loss are available through the website.

Services offered:

  • Local authority social care
  • Hospital information
  • Rehabilitation
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training

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This organisation was verified on 18 January 2018

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