Adult Social Care

We give care and support to vulnerable adults and carers. Our social care teams can be reached through Care Direct. They give advice on getting care and the help we offer. You can also find information on My Life, My Care.

About Adult Social Care

Care and support for vulnerable adults and their carers. Find out what we do and how.

Get Care And Support

See who can have services, find out how we assess your needs and apply for help.


If you provide unpaid care for an adult we can help you. We offer support, advice, information, help to take a break and training.

Types Of Support

We're here to help you find the right support so that you can live safely and independently.

Paying For Social Care Support

You may have to pay for services you receive depending on what you can afford.

My Life, My Care

Online advice and information directory for adults with care and support needs and their carers.

Protecting Adults From Abuse

Some adults may be at risk of being abused. If you have concerns, call Care Direct 01202 454979 or Dorset Police 01202 222222. In an emergency 999.