Here are some carer friendly services you might be interested in

Citizens Advice Bureau

03444 111444

The Advocacy People

Independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services.

0330 440 9000

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) – for information on lasting power of attorney

Caring for pets – Cinnamon Trust

Cinnamon Trust run a national fostering service for pets whose owner faces a spell in hospital. They also provide a volunteer dog walking service – ideal for those unable to take their dog for a walk, or for those who don’t have a pet, but would benefit from the break and companionship a walk would provide. Find out more by ringing 01736 757900.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

RABI is the national charity for the farming community. They have a free helpline for grants assistance enquiries: 0808 281 9490

The Leonardo Trust

The Leonardo Trust is an independent charity supporting unpaid carers in the county of Dorset. The Trust may be able to help with:

• funds for a short break
• help in the home including cleaning and gardening
• replacing a broken washing machine or tumble dryer
• funds to help carers learn something new
• access to six free sessions with their counselling service
• funds for a leisure activity, e.g. annual gym membership

Telephone: 01202 698325 (office hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Address: The Leonardo Trust, 5 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AA