Len was worried about how he would cope at home following his recent fall. Help & Care were able to inform him about his right to an Individual Needs Assessment from Adult Social Care, and signpost him to care agencies able to help him until he recovered.
Getting through the day can sometimes be a struggle. Especially if you are unwell or need extra help to take care of your home. This factsheet will signpost you to different services available across Dorset.
Millions of people in the UK provide unpaid care and support to an adult family member or friend. The purpose of this factsheet is to inform carers of their rights and ensure that the reader is updated about carers’ rights and entitlements.
Alfred was a carer for his wife May. When he felt he couldn't look after her any longer he contacted Help & Care. The Advocacy Team supported him in choosing the right care for his wife.
Emma started caring for her mum, Marjorie, when she was 11. Marjorie had developed Mutiple Sclerosis and needed help with day to day living. Help & Care was able to put Emma in touch with local young carers groups, giving her a support blanket when she needed it.
Roger cared for his wife Anne until she went into a care home a few weeks ago. He misses having someone in his home to talk to and look after. Help & Care arranged for Roger to be telephoned by a volunteer and also referred him to charities that could help.
Choosing and deciding on which care home is right for you can be difficult - know what support is there for you.
Archie and June were struggling to manage their finances and were worried about how they would cope in the future. Help & Care made the couple aware of the benefits they were entitled to and introduced them to ways they could make their money go further.
Information and support about how to complain about a health or social care service, making a general consumer complaint, or complaint about your energy supplier.
If you need help and advice with legal matters in Dorset, such as power of attorney, writing a will or legal aid then this factsheet will help.
Are you deaf, deafened or hard of hearing? This factsheet is filled with information and support about services available in Dorset.
Sarah was recently diagnosed with having glaucoma. Her eyesight started deteriorating and she needed help with every day tasks such as going shopping or doing her paperwork. Sarah contacted Help & Care and learned about different services she could access.
This factsheet will provide you with details about prescription services and pharmacies in your local area, opticians and also footcare services.
Margaret was concerned how her husband Bill would cope at home after she was admitted to hospital. Help & Care were able to make a referral to social services on Margaret's behalf.
Geoff lost his wife Margaret to cancer last year. Shortly afterwards, he contacted Help & Care to find out what help was available to him. Help & Care put him in touch with a bereavement charity.
This factsheet has details about dealing with uninvited callers, disposing of unwanted items, maintaining your garden.
Help and advice for travelling around Dorset, using blue badges and information on community transport schemes.
Gloria used to love to dance. When she had a serious fall she lost her confidence and Help & Care have been supporting her to get back onto her feet again and start socialising.
Betty was in her 80s and had felt lonely since her husband had gone into a care home. Help & Care gave her information about lunch clubs and pop-in centres in her local area.
Opportunities to get out and about, socialise, learn a new skill or hobby, and volunteer in your local community
Anne and David needed advice planning their trip to Wales. This factsheet provided help & support to organise a holiday.
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