As a carer, you have a right to ask for an assessment of your needs.  It is important that your health and wellbeing is maintained and that you are supported in your caring role.

Each local authority has a Carers Co-ordinator or Case Worker who is able to offer help, information and support.  For further details contact:

Bournemouth Care Direct:                01202 454979

Poole Helpdesk:                                 01202 633902

Dorset Direct (wider Dorset)              01305 221016

You can also call the Social Care and Health out-of-office-hours Emergency Duty Team on 01202 657279. Information is also available from the pan-Dorset Adult Social Care website .

Help & Care also have a factsheet called “Carers’ Assessments” available from our website . Alternatively contact us by calling our Gateway information service on 0300 111 33 03 or by emailing and asking for a copy to be mailed to you.

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