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The range of services and support available for Dorset carers including how to join the carers information service.

Equipment and technology

Equipment and technology can provide reassurance for carers and independence for those they look after. From simple aids to sensor systems, there are many products available to help make life easier. 

Carers support groups

Other carers can provide moral support, advice and expertise.  A list of carer support groups can be found in our service provider directory.

The Leonardo Trust

The  Leonardo Trust (opens in a new window) is an independent charity to help people in Dorset who care for a sick or disabled relative or friend, full time, at home. The Trust may be able to help you with:

  • funds for a short break
  • help in the home including cleaning and gardening
  • replacing a broken washing machine or tumble dryer
  • funds to help you learn something new

Staying in touch

Computers 4 Carers (opens in a new window) can provide you with a computer if you are a full-time unpaid carer and can train you how to use it. Having a computer can help you to stay in touch with family and friends, do your shopping online, book doctor's appointments and much more.

If you live in Bournemouth or Poole

The CRISP (opens in a new window) website has information about services available in this area. 


Some charities have helplines and online forums that can give you advice and support.

Carers UK (opens in a new window) - 0808 808 7777

Alzheimer's Society (opens in a new window) - 0300 222 11 22



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