DEDICATED Somerset carers have created a Christmas video along with the people they care for to celebrate the festive season.

The YouTube clip sees them singing along to their own 12 Days of Caring at Christmas.

Staff and residents are seen enjoying themselves playing bingo, cooking, taking sponge baths, tucking into carrot cake and more.

It ends with the wording: "Som much more than a carer to me."

The fun video comes as part of a recruitment drive to attract more carers.


There are lots of roles available, from caring for younger people with a learning disability, opening up your own home to care for someone, to helping people in residential or nursing settings.

David Huxtable, Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Social care is a very secure career choice in Somerset.

"We have high demand for social care here, and there are some excellent opportunities for career progression.

"Working in social care is incredibly rewarding in a way that few other jobs can compare.

"Pursuing a career in care means you’ll be supporting people to live happy, healthy, independent lives.”

If you are interested in a career in caring, and want to give more than presents this Christmas, find out about the many vacancies in Somerset at

The following care settings and professionals were involved with the making of the video:

Abbeyfield Society, Taunton;

Brunelcare, Glastonbury;

Burnham-on-Sea Baptist Church;

Crystal Care Group, Taunton;

Elliscombe House, Higher Holton;

Hazelwell Lodge, Ilminster;

Healthwatch Somerset, Bridgwater;

Somerset Care - Oak Trees, Bridgwater and Acacia House, Taunton;

St George's Residential Home, Taunton;

The Towans, Burnham-on-Sea.

The music was by Paula and Rob Howlett.