It is not long, and we will be celebrating Carers Week (6-12 June)! We would love to see as many of you as possible join us in supporting it!

Carers Week events

We will be running the following free events for Carers Week:

Monday 6 June – Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall, nr Blandford Forum, DT11 0AW 

Monday 6 June – Dorset Carers Hub, 48 South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1DQ

Tuesday 7 June –  Dorset Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Tuesday 7 June – Portland Library, The Straits, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HG

Wednesday 8 June – Gillingham Library, Chantry Fields, Gillingham, SP8 4UA

Friday 10 June – The Beacon Room, St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EU

Workshops are limited in numbers and for unpaid carers and the person they care for only. Please call us on 0800 368 8349 or email admin@carersupportdorset.co.uk to register your free place. Events are subject to change. 

Download the flyer for our events What’s On Carers Week

Join our virtual balloon race

Help us raise funds for unpaid carers in Wiltshire and Dorset by joining our Virtual Balloon Race! Taking place in Carers Week, 6–10 June, with amazing prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Balloons cost £3 and you can customise name, colour and message. The race is open to everyone so why not challenge your friends and family and see who’s balloon gets the furthest?

Go to: balloonrace.com/carers-wilts-dorset

 Bunting Packs

Thanks to funding from the Lottery, we have a limited number of free art packs to send to carers.

Get creative by making bunting to decorate some of the venues we’ll be visiting for Carers Week and for your home. These packs come with activity sheets, the bunting and everything you need to make them. Order your free pack today by calling 0800 368 8349 or emailing admin@carersupportdorset.co.uk

Other events happening in Dorset

Dorset Mental Health Forum have a craft and information event on Wednesday 8 June 10.30am to 4pm.

Guggleton Farm Arts, Station Road, Stalbridge, DT10 2RQ

Book a 2-hour slot to try macrame, acrylic, water colour and drawing . All free including light lunch. Or just drop in for free tea, coffee and cake, information, take time to relax and chat.

Phone Joy Ford on 01305 340045 or email carers@dorsetmentalhealthforum.org.uk to book your place.

The Dorset Carers Hub have activities every day of carers week at The Dorset Carers Hub, 48 South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1DQ

You can see their full list of activities on their website.

Nature Connects are launching free sociable nature walks at Hengistbury Head on Wednesday 8 June.

These are designed to give unpaid carers a break and will continue to run twice a month until Autumn. Contact Amanda at natureconnectiondorset@gmail.com to book your space.

GP Carers Leads in Purbeck PCN have come together and organised a Carers Week information event on 8 June 2pm-4.3opm

The event will be held at Springfield Hotel in Wareham and Carer Support Dorset will be in attendance.

There will be multiple stands that carers can visit from a variety of different organisations to gain information, advice and guidance. The event is free and will be a drop in so people can attend at any time between 2-4.30pm.

For a full list of what’s on across Dorset for Carers Week, please visit the Our Dorset website