Registering as a carer and renewing your carers card
Register as a carer with the council
Register as a carer to join the Carers Information Service to keep up to date with all the local events, training courses and more. It's quick, easy and free to join.
When you join you will receive a welcome pack that includes:
- information and advice about carers services including local support groups
- the latest copy of Caring Matters, a Dorset-wide magazine for carers
- a carers discount card
You should join with the council responsible for the person you are caring for (even if this is not your local council). The person you are caring for should be aged 18 or over. 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.
For more information about carers services in your area and to join, contact:
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
Carers card scheme
The carers card is available if you have joined the Carers Information Service with Bournemouth, Dorset or Poole council. The scheme offers a range of discounts on goods or services including:
- days out and activities
- travel and holidays
- health and beauty
- sport and fitness
- places to eat and drink
Information about where you can use your card is available on the carers card website and new information is added regularly.
Find out where you can use your carers card
You can also find out information about the carers card on Facebook.
To get your carers card, register as a carer with the council.
Renewing your carers card
Your carers card will expire after five years.
Renew your carers card
Renew your carers card with the Council. Complete a form online or phone 01305 221016 for Dorset County Council or 01202 458204 for Bournemouth and Poole Councils.