We work with professionals and a wide range of organisations in order to deliver the best possible service to unpaid carers in Dorset.

If you identify a carer through your work, a referral to Carer Support Dorset will help them to access support locally.

We can offer:

  • Regular news updates
  • Free support line on 0800 368 8349
  • Workshops and training
  • Here to talk befriending service
  • Dorset Carers Card for discounts
  • Young Carers service

Once registered, a carer will be able to access to free training, befriending and a Dorset Carers Card that offers local discounts.

After a conversation with a Carer Adviser, any action or support plan is personal to the carer. It might result in;

  • Providing information or advice (Signposting)
  • Referral to other services
  • Referral for a Carers Assessment with Dorset Council

If the person you have identified is a young carer, aged under 16, you can find out more information on our young carers website.

Downloadable Resources

You can also download a number of our posters to spread awareness about unpaid carers and the support available.

Carer Support Dorset – General Poster

Carer Support Dorset – Service overview poster

Scroll down to read how we work with different professionals, including in education and healthcare.