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New Support Network For Dorset Carers

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5:41pm 27th February 2013

A new support network to help Dorset's near 50,000 carers has been launched.

The Dorset Carers Hub is a website that features details of local services and carries links to useful support groups who can offer advice on a variety of topics.

Developers say it's also a good way for carers to meet each other and share their experiences online.

There are over 49,000 carers in Dorset.  For many, the internet is an important resource to access information.  Many carers also find on-line forums very helpful and supportive, particularly as their caring responsibilities can often leave them isolated.
 
They're a way of contacting other carers, making new friends, and finding and giving support to others in a similar situation.
 
Andrew Cattaway, Cabinet member for adult social care at Dorset County Council, said: "Carers in Dorset play a vital role in caring for relatives or friends at home who may be ill, frail or disabled.
 
"There are many organisations in the county that provide support.  Our new Hub aims to bring them all together, helping to identify and support all carers, ensuring that they claim the benefits and practical support to which they are entitled.
 
"We also want to encourage carers to contribute their views and participate in discussions on the Facebook pages to help shape services in the future."

The website is funded by the local NHS www.dorsetforyou.com/carers

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