A carer is a person of any age who provides or intends to provide on-going, unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend. Without this help the health and wellbeing of the cared for person could deteriorate due to frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.
Are you a carer?
If you are a carer, please let us know, you can your name and contact details plus the name of the person you care for with one of our receptionists. Please also ask for a carer’s pack which is full of information to help support you.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY HELP OR INFORMATION PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION TO SPEAK TO THE CARERS LEAD - ALISON COSHER - OR TELEPHONE ON 01929 462376
WE HAVE A RESOURCE FILE FOR CARERS AVAILABLE ON THE RECEPTION DESK. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE USE OF THIS.
THERE IS ALSO A CARERS NOTICE BOARD IN THE WAITING ROOM WITH A DISPLAY OF USEFUL INFORMATION.
Look out for details of events near you on the notice board.
PURBECK CARERS GROUP EVENTS
2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30 – 12PM
WAREHAM LIBRARY – FIRST FLOOR
In addition they run events periodically throughout the year, for further information please contact:
Marilyn Butler, Carer Group Lead: 01929 553826 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Gent and Sue Phillips, Purbeck Carers Caseworkers: 01929 557059
Please click here to see the list of events the Purbeck Carers Group runs throughout the year.
Are you worried about your memory or about someone else?
Are you affected by dementia?
Would you like to speak to someone?
A Memory Advisor is available at Wareham Surgery
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
2:00 - 5:00pm
To make an appointment call Wareham Surgery on 01929 553444
The new Dorset Carers Hub is now live on My life my care: www.mylifemycare.com The hub covers a wide range of information and advice for carers, links to the service provider directory and also signposts to other resources.