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Special Events To Mark Carers Week In Dorset

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9:10am 20th November 2014

There are 50,000 of them in Dorset and next week the County Council is highlighting practical and emotional support available for carers living in our area.

There's an information stand running at Morrison's in Weymouth next Tuesday (25th November) from 2pm to 5pm so carers can find out what they're entitled to.

The event is marking Carer's Rights Day on 28th November and it's also encouraging the many 'Hidden carers' that often go overlooked to come out and ask for help and advice.

Cllr Jill Haynes, Cabinet member for adult social care, said: "Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives, giving unpaid support to someone we know who is ill, frail or disabled."

"Sometimes a little help for carers can go a long way, and we would like to encourage them to come along to one of the events to find out more."

"The council funds a range of services for carers, including a network of support groups across the county and short respite services so carers can have a much needed break from their caring duties."

"Help is available - People do not need to cope alone."  

The event is also encouraging the many 'Hidden carers' that often go overlooked to come out and ask for help and advice.

To find out more, log onto:

www.dorsetforyou.com/carers

You can also contact the Adult Access Team, Dorset Direct, on 01305 221016.

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