• In memory of our founder Anne van Brussel 1925 - 2023

Grants for Individuals

Our individual grants support any recognised unpaid carer living in Dorset. We can provide funding for respite breaks, home services and improvements, tuition fees, domestic appliances, social and leisure activities, coach trips and days out, public events and any aspect of a carer’s life deemed suitable by the Trustees.

If Only I’d Known That Booklet

This booklet has been written by a carer, and adapted by The Leonardo Trust and Prama Life for Dorset based carers. This booklet gives helpful tips to make your caring role a little easier.

Alertlines 4 Carers

Working in partnership with Connected Living we are offering FREE installation & the first FOUR MONTHS FREE for Connected Living – At Home Package. Further funding may be available from The Leonardo Trust.

Time Out Together

If you are running a carers group or attend an existing group for carers, then you could have an afternoon tea funded. Collection is from Poole. To request these individually wrapped boxes, please contact us.

Counselling 4 Carers

Counselling is a chance for a carer to focus on themselves and to think about their own needs. The Leonardo Trust can fund a course of counselling to support a carers well-being.

Short Breaks 4 Carers

A break with or without the person you care for can be just what you need to switch off. We have a holiday home sited at Freshwater Holiday Park, based in Bridport.

Grants for Groups

Our group grants support any carers groups in need of funding. This could be an existing group who require funding or a new group looking to start up a new project. For example, carers evenings, carers support groups or afternoon teas/dinners.

Oakley Friends

Do you care for someone living with Dementia? We run a monthly support group for carers as well as a twice-yearly Carer Information Course featuring ten top topics to help make caring easier including dementia awareness, memory assessment, continence, benefits, legal advice, aids, and adaptations.

We Understand

Carers are recognised in law in the same way as those they care for.

The Care Act 2014 defines a Carer as:

“A Carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation.”

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