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 https://www.mylifemycare.com/ .
Help & Care also have a factsheet called “Carers’ Assessments” available from our website http://www.helpandcare.org.uk/information-and-advice/ . Alternatively contact us by calling our Gateway information service on 0300 111 33 03 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and asking for a copy to be mailed to you.