Here at Dorset Carers Hub, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all carers. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies . We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
As you can see from the figures below, unpaid carers provide vital work, saving the economy billions of pounds each year (they save almost the same figure that it would cost to fund another NHS. Just imagine if carers suddenly stopped being able to look after their loved ones and friends? The NHS alone would not be able to cope, not to mention social care.
This is why we provide all the services that we do, to help prevent carer burnout.
Please donate to help us to continue helping carers and their families.
Our aim is to provide all carers with the advice and information they may need, when they need it.
We are trained to support you in your benefit applications and help with issues around housing, health and social care.
We have leaflets with information from other supportive organisations in our Hub base for you to take away and read at your leisure.
If we do not know something then we will signpost you to someone who does.
At Dorset Carers Hub, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts making sure that no carer feels alone.
This is by no means an easy feat, but through our rich experience of caring, our in Hub support volunteers and carer community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area.
We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Our charity runs solely on volunteers, without them we would not be able to provide any of the important services that we do.
Volunteer Opportunities are something that we take very seriously, and our team works hard each and every day to make a positive impact.
Our Carers Card provides many services under the umbrella of a card.
Included with our card:
Carers wellbeing is crucial to their role. Without their wellbeing they can very quickly hit carer burnout.
To help carers look after their wellbeing we provide free arts and crafts classes & courses, events and therapies throughout the year.
Our website and social media pages detail up to date information on what we are currently providing for carers and their families.
Our training department run courses on:
Mental Health First Aid, levels 1 & 3,
Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults, level 3.
Unpaid carers always receive a discount on our training, giving them the opportunity to gain skills to help them in their role
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