Short break services - a break from your caring role

Short break services – a break from your caring role


Bournemouth and Poole – Taking a break/Breaks from caring

Bournemouth and Poole borough councils both make individual arrangements for carers to take a short break from their caring role. Contact your local Adult Social Care Office for more details:


Bournemouth Care Direct: 01202 454979


Poole Helpdesk: 01202 633902


Dorset County Council’s Short Break Service

The service is available to people who live in the areas covered by Dorset County Council, who look after a friend or relative who has an illness or disability and cannot be left alone.  To be able to take advantage of the service the cared for person must be 18 years of age or over. Carers who are interested need to contact the Carers Case Worker via the Access Team at Dorset Direct 01305 221016. Further information is available from .


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