Further information and support

Local information and support

Help & Care

Help and Care also has fact sheets regarding issues that affect carers. Help and Care also have an Advocacy Service if you need help to sort out your social care and benefit needs.  For more information, contact the Gateway Information Service on:

Telephone:0300 111 3303 

Open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and from 10.00am to 4.30pm on Friday.

Email: Gateway@helpandcare.org.uk or visit our website: www.helpandcare.org.uk .


My Life My Care

Information for Carers is also available on the pan-Dorset local authority website



National information and support

Carers UK

20 Great Dover Street



Tel: 020 7378 4999

Email: info@carersuk.org



Carers UK Adviceline – open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

Carers UK campaign for the rights of carers throughout the UK, lobbying Parliament and official bodies for changes and improvements in carers policy. Carers UK Adviceline has a wealth of information and advice on all carers issues affecting both adults and children.

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