Who is a Carer?
A carer is a person of any age who provides care for someone with a long-term illness, mental ill health, addiction, disability or frailty, who would not be able to care for themselves without support. A carer may live with, or apart from, the person they care for. Caring for a friend or loved one can be very rewarding but can also be very difficult and isolating.
Surgery Carers Lead
Kelly, our Social Prescribing Lead, is also our Carers Lead here at the surgery. If you are in need of support or would like information on services available, she can help to point you in the right direction. Please call the surgery and ask to speak with her, or send an email to [email protected] for her attention.
Carer Support Dorset
We encourage all carers looking after someone over the age of 18, to register with Carer Support Dorset. Carer Support Dorset can help you to access services and information to make your caring role easier. They are also able to give you access to the Dorset Carers’ Card which can save you money.
Resources & Websites
- Unpaid Carer Weekly Lateral Flow Testing (Covid-19)
- Carer Support Dorset
- Dorset Carers Hub
- Dorset Carers Hub App
- Leonardo Trust
- Counselling 4 Carers
- Age UK
- Herbert Protocol
- If Only I’d Known That Booklet
- Benefits & Welfare Handbook for Carers
- Carers Emergency Plan
- Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service Safety Advice
- Farmers Carers Checklist and Explanation
- Priority Services Leaflet
- Playlist For Life
Training for Carers
- CSD Emotional Resilience Training – 13.04.21
- CSD Cancer Awareness Webinar – 28.04.21
- CSD Dorset Council Occupational Therapy Training – 28.04.21
Events for Carers
- CSD Carers Support Group – 20.04.21
- CSD Carers in Mind – 23.04.21
- CSD Virtual Cuppa with RNID Guest Speaker – 28.04.21
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