Support for Young Carers in Poole & East Dorset
MS Society – Bournemouth Branch
The Osbourne Centre
Dorset, BH22 8TS
Tel: 01202 570300 or 01202 594609
Are you a young carer caring for someone with MS in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Barton-on-Sea, Wimborne or Verwood areas? If so the MS Society Bournemouth would like to hear from you as they run a Young Carers Group offering help, support, advice and a chance to socialise with other young carers. There is also an MS Support Helpline on 01202 579262. For further details contact the office above.
Young Carers Support Officer East Dorset
Tel: 01202 889969
Offer group activities, (mainly during school holiday), individual support, small groups/activities, information and newsletters. Contact Liz Day or Vanessa Peryer.
Young Carers Project
Children & Young Peoples Social Care
14a Commercial Road
Tel: 01202 735046
The Young Carers Project offers:
• Individual advice and support
• The opportunity to meet other carers
Young Carers Officer
Tel: 01202 261550
Maggie Harris is a specialist employed by Children and Families to help young carers. Maggie is happy to come and visit you at home to find out more about you. She can also answer any questions that you have or just listen if you need someone to talk to.
Our Young Carers Officer also runs three groups for young carers aged 5 – 10 years, 10 – 14 years, 14 – 17 years. The groups run different activities that you can join in with,
including a drama course and a football school, using Youth Centres, going to the park and the beach. We occasionally go on bigger trips such as Thorpe Park or Brownsea
Island. We can help with transport to the group if you need it, and we can arrange for someone to look after the person that you care for while you are at the group.