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Carers

 Are You a Carer?

Are you a Carer

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If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about Carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a Carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a Carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options?  Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

        Telephone helpline: 0808 802 0202

       Email:  CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours

Lines are open 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines. 

Carers' Support Groups

Dorset Carers Activity Service :    01202 771336 or e-mail carers@accessdorset.org.uk

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role



 
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