Support service for unpaid carers launches in Dorset

Support service for unpaid carers launches in Dorset

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:37am 25th November 2019.

Carer Support Dorset has now officially launched to help unpaid carers in the county.

The service for unpaid carers of over 18s across Dorset will be a central point of contact for carers.

The team can signpost carers to services that they can benefit from, such as carers cafes or referrals for a carers assessment. 

Are you - or might you be - a carer? Get in touch

Carer Support Dorset manager, Anna Elston said:

"We are delighted to officially launch Carer Support Dorset and would encourage anyone who thinks they may be a carer to get in touch with us. 

"We can put you in touch with organisations that can help you in your caring role, whether that's through financial assistance, respite or simply a befriending service."

Carer Support Dorset

A voice for carers

Mathew Kendall, Executive Director for Adults & Housing at Dorset Council said: 

"Carer Support Dorset, is the first point of contact service for an estimated one in ten people who are carers in the county. 

"This is an important new and additional resource for unpaid carers, helping them to find their way around the systems and to have someone to talk to about their caring role. 

"We look forward to a successful and positive partnership with them, our partners and local communities to enhance our early intervention and support to carers. 

"Being a voice for carers, Carer Support Dorset will also help to make sure that health, leisure, cultural and social care in Dorset is carer-aware and carer friendly."

How to get in touch:

Carers can access the service through the website

Or via phone: 0800 368 8349