• A husband looking after his wife who is battling cancer
  • A daughter caring for a mother with a dementia diagnosis
  • A son juggling his studies with caring for his mother who suffers from mental ill health
  • A daughter who helps her parents look after her brother who has autism

Illness, disability, old age; there are many reasons why 3 in 5 of us will look after a loved one and become carers at some point in our lives.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who could not always manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.

Carer Support Dorset supports all unpaid carers in the Dorset Council area.

If you look after someone, register with us today for information and support that could make things a little easier.