The ‘Our Dorset’ ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and care outcomes and live healthier, longer and fulfilling lives. That’s why our NHS organisations, councils and voluntary and community partners are working together in partnership to recognise, support and value unpaid carers of all ages in Dorset County.
These organisations include:
- Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council including CRISP (Carers’ Resource Information and Support Programme) and Young Carers.
- Dorset Council including partners Carer Support Dorset & Rethink
- Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Dorset Integrated Care Board
- Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust (Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Hospitals)
- Dorset Advocacy, Dorset Carers Hub, Healthwatch, Help & Care, Leonardo Trust, MYTIME Young Carers and Pramacare
Carers Right’s Day is an annual national campaign that brings organisations together to help unpaid carers know their rights. Whether someone is new to caring, or has been caring for some time, it’s important that they understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them and they are entitled to. We want to empower carers with information and support, so they can feel confident asking for what they need at a time that they need it and to know how to challenge things when their rights are not being met.
We have pulled together a factsheet for carers which aims to simply explain their rights: Carers Rights Day 2022 information summary sheet.pdf
For more information about Carers Rights Day visit: Carers Rights Day - Carers UK
There are various events and activities happening across Dorset to mark Carers Rights Day for carers to get involved in. Together, we have collated this information to create a single programme of events: Carers Rights Day – 24 November 2022 – Our Dorset