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Carers To Be Consulted


9:22am 23rd September 2012

The Department of Health will be asking carers in Dorset if they think they're receiving enough help.

Of the 42,000 people in Dorset providing care for friends, relatives of neighbours, over 1,000 will be sent a questionnaire next month.

They will be asked whether they think services are helping them both as a carer and as a person.

The survey is confidential and the results will help evaluate the services for carers in county, make necessary improvements and measure the progress of the Carers Strategy.

Once carers have received and completed the questionnaire, it can simply be posted back in the freepost envelope provided.

Andrew Cattaway, Cabinet member for adult social care at Dorset County Council, said: "Being a carer comes with huge responsibilities - people often give up their jobs and many enjoyable aspects of their lives to look after a relative, friend or neighbour.

"The more responses we receive, the more improvements we can make - it is important that we receive sufficient feedback to develop our services for carers."

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