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Dorset Carers Urged To Know Their Rights


8:16am 25th November 2014

Carers in Dorset are being urged to know their rights.

If you're looking after someone and are struggling to juggle your work commitments - there is help available to you.

There's an information stand at Morrison in Weymouth this afternoon, (25 November) from 2pm till 4pm where you can find out more, ahead of Carers Rights Day on Friday.

In Dorset, 50,000 people provide care on a regular basis.

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."   

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