Skip to content

We use cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Close alert

Information for carers

Information, advice and support for Dorset carers

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.

Register as a carer

Register as a carer with the council to join the Carers Information Service. Complete a form online or phone 01305 221016 for Dorset County Council or 01202 458204 for Bournemouth and Poole councils

Renew your carers card

Renew your carers card online or call 01305 221016

Caring Matters newsletter

Caring Matters Autumn/Winter 2018

Rate this page

Have some feedback?

Your feedback

This form is to report content that is wrong, issues you have with the pages or any feedback you have.

Contact us if you want to get in touch about a council service instead.

All fields are required.

Leave your email address so that we can provide a response.

This helps us direct your feedback to the appropriate council.

General data protection regulation (GDPR)

We will only use the personal information supplied by you in accordance with GDPR. By giving us this information you are consenting to such use as set out in our privacy notice.