Bere Regis Surgery, Manor Farm Road, Bere Regis, Wareham, BH20 7HB
Telephone: 01929 471268
If you need any further information please contact our carers lead:
Carers Week is a national awareness week that takes place this year between 5-11 June and aims to shine a light on and show support for the millions of unpaid carers in the UK.
The social care system is dependent on those who care for family members and friends and the economic value of unpaid care in England and Wales is an estimated £162 billion. Yet many unpaid carers feel unseen and unvalued.
We are helping to address this and would like to invite you to attend one of our special events this Carers Week, as a thank you for what you do and an opportunity to take some time out.
Carer cream tea in Blandford
Join us at Woodhouse Gardens in Blandford on Tuesday 6 June from 2pm. We have 30 places available for carers to come together and enjoy a free cream tea. Booking is essential. Click here to book
Parent/young carer event in Weymouth
We are hosting an event for parent carers and young carers at Weymouth Library on Thursday 8 June between 4-6pm. There will be a special craft activity for young people to take part in and more. Booking is essential for this event. Click here to book
Other events in Dorset
Carer Support Dorset will also be attending other events taking place during Carers Week. You can view the full programme of what’s on during the week on the Our Dorset website.
More than a carer
We often hear that when someone takes on a caring role they begin to feel unseen. Friends may ask after the person being looked after, but forget to ask how the carer is doing.
Our ‘More Than a Carer’ campaign aims to show carers as the 3 dimensional people they are, with hobbies, interests, hopes and dreams just like everyone else. These may have had to be put on hold and they might have had to change, but carers deserve to be seen and helped to live their lives as fully as possible while they choose to support someone else.
We would love to have your voice as part of the campaign. Complete our short survey here.
Support and information can also be accessed from the local council.
Call: 01305 221016
If you have concerns that someone does not have any support networks to obtain essential amenities such as food and medicine. Call Dorset Council helpline on 01305 221022, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week to get specific help and advice, alternatively they can be emailed on: email@example.com
Carer Support Dorset:
They offer help and support to carers and have a friendly team who can be called on: 0800 3688349
The Leonardo Trust:
They have launched a carers helpline to offer practical, financial and emotional support to all carers in Dorset who need help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tel: 01202 698325 Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm