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Carers Dorset Festival 2021

Celebrating and uniting unpaid carers across Dorset 

A carer is someone who offers provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without help. This could be due to illness, mental ill-health, disability, or a substance misuse problem.

Our festival of free events took place in November 2021 and was made up of 2 main live events at Dorchester Museum and Kinson Community Centre, 3 face-to-face events and 28 digital sessions. It celebrated Carers Rights Day by bringing together unpaid carers and organisations across Dorset. Caring for your future was the focus of these events.

Catch up with Carers Dorset Festival online

There were presentations from more than 20 organisations across Dorset including keynote speaker, Dame Philippa Russell, Vice President of Carers UK along with Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and wife Tiggy, co-patrons of Carers UK. 

We want to help you as a carer by:

  • making you aware of your rights
  • making sure you know where to get help and support
  • raising awareness of your needs

You can catch up with all of the online activities that happened throughout the day below: 

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