About Us

Forward Carers is an award-winning not-for-profit, Community Interest Company, we have been empowering unpaid Carers to live fulfilling lives since 2014. Our mission is to create Carer Friendly Communities where everyone can play a part in improving Carer wellbeing. We work in partnership with Commissioners, NHS and local authorities to provide support and services direct to Carers and we create Carer Friendly Communities, through our award-winning Carer Friendly Photo ID Card .

Carer Friendly Dorset

We are commissioned by Dorset Council and BCP Council to deliver the official Carer Friendly ID Card and discount scheme to Carers registered with their local Carer Information Service. Our Carer Friendly ID Card is recognised nationally and provides local, national and online discounts to Carers. Dorset Council and BCP Council fund the Carer Friendly ID Card for registered Carers across the county to:

  • Support Carers to remain Safe and Healthy
  • Recognise the contribution Carers make
  • Support the development of Carer Friendly Communities

Carer Friendly in Your Area

Are you a local care provider or Commissioner of Carer Support services? Find out how we can work together to make your area Carer Friendly. Whether you wish to block purchase the Carer Friendly ID Card for registered Carers, support local employers to retain staff balancing work and Care or wish to run the annual Carer Friendly Business Awards – let’s talk about how we can help you create communities that make life better for unpaid Carers.

Making an Impact

Forward Carers is proud of the difference we make for unpaid Carers. You can find out more about Forward Carers and the impact we make across our services in our annual impact reviews:

Impact Report 2021
Impact Report 2020
Impact Report 2019

Volunteer with us

Can you spare a few hours a month to help us create Carer Friendly Dorset? We have a range of roles including administration, awareness raising and engaging with local organisation.

Email us at carerfriendly@forwardcarers.org.uk to discuss your interests and find out how you can get involved. We’ll provide full support and training.