New Carers Service from 21st November 2019
Press release: Carer Support Dorset launches as a new carers lead organisation in Dorset, to help unpaid carers across the county**
19 November 2019
A new service to help those caring for people across Dorset launches on Thursday 21 November, Carers Rights Day.
Carer Support Dorset has been established to give information, advice and support to all age, unpaid carers across the county where the person cared for is over 18.
In response to feedback from carers over the last few years, Carer Support Dorset will be a central point of contact, whether by phone or through the website. Carer Support Dorset will be able to signpost or refer onto a wide range of existing support available for carers. This could include issuing a carers discount card, local carers’ cafes, funding streams and referring to funded services from the local authority through a carers assessment.
Based out of Ferndown, Carer Support Dorset covers the whole of Dorset and offer a Freephone number (0800 368 8349) with a friendly team at the end of the line ready to support you, as well as extensive information on the website www.carersupportdorset.co.uk.
Judy Walker, Chief Executive, Carer Support Dorset adds:
“Carers play an extremely important role and often don’t receive the recognition or support that they deserve. We are delighted to be launching Carer Support Dorset and are looking forward to working with carers, charities and other organisations which promote better support for carers. We’d urge carers to get in touch with our service from 21 November onwards.”