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.
Here is a timetable of the classes in 2016.