Support for Carers
Speak up for Carers!
Local Authorities in Bournemouth and Poole want carers to tell them about their experiences, to help them to improve services.
Dorset Advocacy is supporting carers to do this. Meetings are open to all carers of someone with a learning disability. You don’t need lots of time or experience, just the enthusiasm to share your ideas.
Contact Sam Pavey for more information:
Mobile: 07854 154948
Advocacy for carers in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole
If you regularly act as an unpaid carer for someone in these areas, or are about to do so, and want help to speak up about your support needs, we 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, we may still be able to help you to speak up, find out information, or secure better support.