As a carer you have a right under the Care Act 2014 to ask for an assessment of your needs as a carer. It is important that your health and well being 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.