carers' resource information and support

Carers Advocacy

If you regularly act as an unpaid carer for someone in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole, or are about to do so, and want help to speak up about your support needs, Dorset Advocacy may be able to provide an advocate to support you:

  • If you have significant difficulty in communicating with your local authority for the purpose of an assessment of your needs, developing a support plan, or undergoing a review of your support, and you have no one to help you, you are entitled to an advocate (rules written in the Care Act).
  • Even if you do not meet the conditions for Advocacy under the Care Act, Dorset Advocacy may still be able to help you to speak up, find out information, or secure better support.

Phone: 0300 343 7000

Email: referrals@dorsetadvocacy.co.uk

Web: https://www.dorsetadvocacy.co.uk/advocacy/support-for-carers/