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