Carers invited to free workshops

Workshops help with issues such as first aid & safety, memory loss and legal and financial matters

There are over 50,000 people caring for loved ones in Dorset alone. That’s one in 15 people looking after someone close to them with very little extra support.

Many of these people can feel very isolated in their caring role and can find looking for information and support incredibly difficult.

These people are in need of help and that’s why several free workshops aimed at advising people on certain issues such as First Aid & Safety, Memory Loss/Dementia and Legal and Financial matters are being organized by Pokesdown-based charity Help & Care.

Help & Care is working in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset County Council to provide this important, free service from October 2015 onwards.


We are really pleased to be able to offer this new service to carers. Many people can feel very isolated in their caring role and often don’t know who to approach for information – this new service will introduce them to other carers and experts in different fields, such as financial matters and health ’

Kathy Goodall, Facilitator for Carers Training

Help and Care is a local charity that’s been helping the community for 30 years. We provide a number of services for carers in Dorset. In 2014 we were contacted by 600 carers who we helped access support programs such as the Short break service.

The service is fully funded by Dorset County Council.

To find out more, book a place and to get a copy of the latest time table you can contact Help & Care on Tel: 0300 111 3303 or email:


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