The Leonardo Trust is an independent charity set up in 2001 to help people in Dorset who are voluntary carers for sick or disabled relatives or friends. We appreciate that being a full-time carer is hard work and that getting time off can be difficult and everyone needs some time to themselves for short periods of rest and relaxation. If finding the money for a few hours extra respite care or to pay for whatever you would like to do to relax is difficult, we may be able to help you. The Leonardo Trust was originally created by our founder, who herself was a full time voluntary carer, and has experienced the challenges and issues so really appreciates that having help with certain aspects of life can really make a difference.