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Registering as a carer

The purpose of this factsheet is to inform carers living in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and East Dorset of local and national support services and organisations.


 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 offer help, information and support.  For further details, and to register a carer contact your local Adult Social Care office for further information about caring, details of training courses, support groups and carers social events, and access to the Carers Card Scheme:

Bournemouth Carers Support Service:  01202 458204


 Dorset Direct (for Christchurch & East Dorset): 01305 221016


 Poole Adult Social Care Help Desk: 01202 633902 or email: sshelpdesk@poole.gov.uk

for an initial assessment of your needs as a carer.  If you have an emergency you can also call the out-of-office-hours Emergency Duty Team on 01202 657279. Further information about services and support for carers across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset is available from https://www.mylifemycare.com/support-and-services-for-carers/support

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