Carer Support Dorset is set to launch new monthly carer drop-in sessions at Wareham Library.
These sessions will give unpaid carers from Wareham and surrounding villages an opportunity to talk to a Carer Support Dorset Carer Adviser about any issues or problems they are facing in their caring role.
Taking place on the first Monday of the month, the first session is due to be held on Monday 3 October, 11am-2pm.
Marco van-Tintelen, Carer Support Dorset’s Head of Operations says: “We know that there are many people in and around Wareham who help look after someone and who deserve support.
“By coming along to these drop-in sessions, carers can ask questions about finances, healthcare and ways in which they can improve their own wellbeing. People don’t always realise that there is help available and no question is too silly to ask.
“By running our drop-in sessions within Wareham Library, we are hoping that people who may not know we exist, or who may not identify as a carer will come forwards.”
Councillor Jane Somper, cabinet lead member for health at Dorset Council, said: “There are lots of reasons to go along to Wareham library for these drop-in sessions. It could be as simple as to have a break and talk to someone who understands. But there are also lots of benefits too. You will be able to get information from Carer Support Dorset about the carers discount and ID card, access to training which can help in the caring role as well as advice, information, support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and talk about caring journeys.”
If you would like to find out more about Carer Support Dorset, call 0800 368 8349 or visit www.carersupportdorset.co.uk.