If you look after a family member, partner, friend or relative who needs your help and support because of their serious health condition, fraility, disability, ill mental health and are unpaid THEN YOU ARE A CARER
Please ask at Reception to be added to the “Carers Register” to receive help and support or complete the Carers Registration Form and return to the surgery.
Definition of a Carer
A carer is a person of any age who provides or intends to provide on-going, unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend. Without this help, the health and wellbeing of the cared for person could deteroriate due to frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.
It is recognised that:
- The carer may live with or apart from the cared for person.
- Professional care may also be in place.
- The cared for person could be in residential care however the carer should still be recognised and may still need support.
USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS:
Social Services Dorset 01305 221016
(Carer’s Assessment – optional)
Bournemouth and Poole Carers Centre 01202 458204
Help and Care 0300 111 3303
Dorset Advocacy 01305 251033
CAB Dorchester 0344 245 1291
Age UK Dorchester 01305 269444
Carers Direct 0300 123 1053
(Free confidential advice)
Department of Work and Pensions
Carers Allowance 0345 608 4321
Attendance Allowance 0345 6056055
Dorset Carers Activity Service 01202 771336
You may be eligbile for a grant but must be registered as a Carer with Social Services first (tel 01305 221016)
SAIL (Safe And Independent Living) provides access to information, services, and support which will ensure preventative measures, and promote health and well-being.