Carer Support Dorset

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About Organisation

Carer Support Dorset is the lead organisation for young carers in Dorset. Registering with us is the first step to finding and accessing the right support for you.

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after or helps to look after someone. It might be a parent, grandparent, brother or sister or a close relative. A young carer may be taking on a lot of household chores, giving medication or providing emotion support to someone who is unwell or has a disability. Looking after someone, or helping to look after someone, can take up a lot of time and it can sometimes for very difficult to cope with everything. School, friends and doing the normal things that young people do can be hard to fit in.

Being a young carer can be very positive and responsible role, but it's important that young people feel supported at school and in other areas of their lives, and know who to reach out to if they start to struggle.

As well as directly supporting young people, we also offer guidance for parents, teachers and other professionals. Contact us, or visit our website to find out more.

Carer Support Dorset
0800 368 8349
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9 Nimrod Way
Wimborne, BH21 7UH…
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