A FREE training event will offer lifesaving tips as part of a Carers Rights Day in Dorchester.

St John Ambulance and Dorset County Council have teamed up to put on the event at the Dorford Centre on Thursday December 6.

As well as first aid training sessions there will be informal workshops offering advice and support to carers on a variety of topics. Organisations that support carers will also have stands at the event, which runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

All places are free but spaces are limited so booking is essential. Call 01305 751160 or visit www.sja.org.uk / dorset for more information.