To get your free copy of the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole care guide, please call: Care Choices Ltd on 01223 207770.

National support and information

Carers UK is a charity organisation that has a website that provides factsheets, advice and support for carers, including getting an assessment, financial help, online forums and much more.    

Carers UK telephone Helpline is available on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or you can contact them by email

They provide information and guidance to unpaid carers. This covers a range of subjects including:

  • benefits and financial support
  • your rights as a carer in the workplace
  • carers' assessments and how to get support in your caring role
  • services available to carers and the people you care for
  • how to complain effectively and challenge decisions

If you feel you need help in these areas or want to ask a question that might be helpful to you with your caring, contact them on their website or telephone 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.