Do you need help being heard?
An advocate can help get your feelings across if you are struggling. Contact Dorset Advocacy for more information.
Do you regularly support an adult, or care for someone with daily tasks, a loved one, or a friend? You may or may not identify yourself as a carer, but the caring you do entitles you to information, advice, and support.
It is really important that when you're caring for someone that you look after yourself too.
This is particularly important at the moment when some people are increasing the amount of unpaid care they provide.
Caring can be very rewarding, but without the right support, it can have a negative impact on your health, career, finances, and relationships. Support, advice, and guidance are available:
Carer Support Dorset offers a range of training and helpful workshops to help you with your caring role. Contact them for the latest information.
The Carers Trust has free online courses about caring for someone with dementia.
The Recovery Education Centre provides free training courses if you are caring for someone with mental health issues. The courses are mainly held out in the community, so you should not have to travel too far to attend.