CARERS in Dorset are being shown support and gratitude during Carers Week 2021.

Carers across the county are being championed for their work during this year's national Carers Week, running from June 7 to June 13, which has the theme 'making carers visible and valued'.

Councillors are keen to show their appreciation for the county's carers, and are encouraging them to access some fun online sessions during this week.

Councillor Laura Miller, Dorset Council portfolio holder for social care and health, said: "We know the past 15 months have been tough, but carers especially have been struggling more than ever. Even at the best of times it can be very lonely when you're looking after someone.

"The theme of this year's Carers Week is making carers visible and valued, and one of the easiest, simplest things you can do to recognise someone you know that's a carer and make them feel visible, is take the time to check in with them and ask if they are ok.

"If you're a carer and need some support or advice, the best place to start is Carer Support Dorset - a not for profit service funded by the council to help carers in the Dorset area. They will be running some fun sessions throughout the week so that carers can join together, support one another and appreciate what an amazing role they play."

For more information and to book on to one of the sessions. visit