Dorset Carers Reference Group
For some time now there has been an established Carers Reference Group for carers within BCP Council.
Carer Support Dorset (CSD) have been in place since November 2019 and are now well established and doing such great things. CSD, are now looking at starting up and supporting a Carers Reference Group for Dorset Council carers!
A Carers Reference Group consists of a group of carers who come together to represent unpaid carers and have their voice heard in order to shape and develop services for carers. It’s a really exciting opportunity and one that many carers may really value being involved with.
Please share this opportunity far and wide with carers. A poster is attached. Thank you.
The Leonardo Trust – New short breaks service for Carers!
Leonardo Trust are launching a new respite service for unpaid carers (Short Breaks 4 Carers, Time out for you) from 17th May 2021.
They have a lovely 2 bedroom static Holiday Caravan at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, near Bridport which is being offered to carers via referral from health & social care professionals and agencies.
This is a brilliant opportunity for carers to utilise, particularly after a very difficult and tough year.
Please see attached the leaflet with more information.