You are a carer if you provide unpaid support to someone who could not manage without your help. Many people do not think of themselves as carers, just someone who is looking after a relative or friend. Carers do a vital, demanding job often without any help or support. You can get help as a carer regardless of whether the person you care for gets support from the council or pays for their own care.
Being a carer can have a huge impact on your own life. We offer advice on how to look after yourself and get the support that you need.
Information about money matters including welfare benefits
Information and advice about making decisions on behalf of the person you care for
Advice on preparing for an emergency
Information and advice to support you in your caring role
How to register as a carer with the council and information about the carers card and how to renew it
Information about looking after yourself and taking a break
Information about your rights at work
What to think about when your caring role changes
Support for young carers aged 5 to 18
Events and activities for carers in June
Register as a carer with the council to join the Carers Information Service. Complete a form online or phone 01305 221016 for Dorset Council or 01202 458204 for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council.
Renew your carers card online or call 01305 221016
Read the caring matters Autumn/Winter 2018 newsletter
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