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Carers Week 10 – 16 June 2019

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make. It also helps people to identify themselves as carers and access much-needed support. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK.

Find a carers event near you

The theme for 2019 is: ‘Getting Carers Connected in their communities’.

Dorset Council is encouraging and promoting carers activities and events across the county. If you can organise an activity or event, no matter how big or small, please let us know and help us to create a fantastic local offer for carers.
To support local activities the we have created a small grants programme. Event organisers can get up to £100 towards carers week activities and events. Refreshments, pampering, trips… the grant criteria is flexible so let us know your ideas. We will promote and distribute Dorset’s offer of activities and events through this website and our social media platforms, as well as direct communications with our 3,000 registered Carers.

Grant application form

The grant application deadline is 10 May 2019.

To provide details of any activities or events or to find more information about the grant application process please contact:


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