A Dorset-based homecare provider has launched a campaign to help the nation’s unpaid carers.

GoodOaks Homecare, based in Poundbury has launched the ‘You Are Not Alone’ support campaign with a new online resource hub and helpline ‘for the nation’s five million struggling unpaid carers.’

The campaign is aimed at providing urgently needed support for family carers by providing a range of services designed specifically for those providing care for their loved ones. 

Among its offerings is a centralised helpline for family carers who wish to speak one-to-one with experts, providing a direct opportunity to talk with and receive advice from care professionals.

Also included are a range of video guides, tailored towards answering questions that individuals often have when it comes to providing care for their loved ones.

The website also offers visitors a selection of explanatory videos from experts, ranging from healthcare specialists to solicitors, including effective methods of financial planning both in advance of care provision as well as during and after.

Polling commissioned by GoodOaks revealed that more than half of carers across the country felt unable to meet their own health and wellbeing needs, often instead prioritising meeting the needs of those they cared for.