Useful Links

Somerset Businesses

I am sure you are getting a number of enquiries and requests for help from your local businesses and residents on the type of support available. Heart of the SW Growth Hub ( is the main source of advice and guidance. It offers businesses assistance and can sign post to additional help available. Do be aware that this is a rapid and changing set of circumstances, but by registering with the Growth Hub, businesses can receive updates as more information and details on support emerges. Alternatively, email or phone – 03456 047 047. There is also a support phone number for anyone self-employed available at 0300 456 3565.

How communities can help

Somerset County Council is working hard to ensure those self-isolating and/or vulnerable adults and their children receive appropriate food, sanitary products and medication. We’d like to urge everyone to continue to look out for friends, family, neighbours and the community, but most of all yourself.  It’s important you stay safe, so you can continue to help others.

A wave of community groups have been set up across Somerset to assist those in need, which is truly humbling to see. Please visit in the first instance for the latest information and guidance on local community support.

  • The Community Council for Somerset (community / village agents) are already working in communities with different groups and individuals to make sure the vulnerable are identified and supported. Local village agent details can be found at