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Register as a carer with Carer Support Dorset to keep you up to date with local events, training courses and more. It's quick, easy and free to join.

When you join you will receive information and advice about carers services including local support groups, the latest copy of Caring Matters, a Dorset-wide magazine for carers and a carers discount card.

You can get help as a carer regardless of whether the person you care for gets support from the council or pays for their own care.

Register as a carer

Register as a carer in Dorset to get access to services.

If you live in the Dorset Council area complete a form using the online link below, or phone Carer Support Dorset 0800 368 8349. 

Start here for Carer Support Dorset

If you live in or Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole contact CRISP 01202 458204 or use the online link below.

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Carers card scheme  Hand holding the new Dorset Council Carers Card, boxes on the card show Name of carer, Expiry date, Registration number


The carers card is available if you have registered as a carer with Carer Support Dorset for Dorset Council residents, or registered with CRISP for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents. The scheme offers a range of discounts on goods and services including:

  • days out and activities
  • travel and holidays
  • health and beauty
  • sport and fitness
  • places to eat and drink

Information about where you can use your card is available on the carers card website and new information is added regularly.

You can also find out information about the carers card on the Carer Support Dorset Facebook page.

Renewing your carers card

Your carers card will expire after five years. To renew your carers card, phone 0800 368 8349 if you live in the Dorset Council area or 01202 458204 if you live in Bournemouth, Christchurch, or Poole.