About

The Leonardo Trust is an independent charity set up in 2001 to help people in Dorset who care for a sick or disabled relative or friend, full time, at home. We Understand The Leonardo Trust knows that being a full-time carer is hard work and that getting time off can be difficult. Everyone needs some time to themselves for short periods of rest and relaxation. If finding the money for a few hours extra respite care or to pay for whatever you would like to do to relax is difficult, we may be able to help you. Facebook-Logo

OUR STORY

The founder of the Leonardo Trust was herself a carer for many years.

Understanding the need for short periods of rest, and for the carer to have some time to themselves, she set up the Trust to provide for the special needs of people who care full-time for a loved one at home, and who cannot afford to have a much-needed break.

Since 2001 we have supported many carers based in Dorset and although there is increasing government recognition for the needs of carers, and some requests can now be covered by statutory grants, we are here as a last resort, when other avenues are not appropriate or when funding is short.

OUR PURPOSE

The Leonardo Trust is a registered charity set up to make life a little easier for those who care full-time for others

The Leonardo Trust knows that being a full-time carer is hard work and that getting time off can be difficult. Everyone needs some time to themselves for short periods of rest and relaxation. If finding the money for a few hours extra respite care or to pay for whatever you would like to do to relax is difficult, we may be able to help you.

We are always happy to look at requests which might seem unusual as everyone is an individual and something which might seem mundane or inessential to one carer, could make the world of difference to another carer's life. We might make suggestions, but we don't know what each individual carer would value and are pleased to hear from them.

Team

WE WORK FROM DORSET, UK AND HAVE A TEAM WORKING DEDICATEDLY TO HELP LOCAL CARERS. THE TEAM AND TRUSTEES CONSIST OF EXPERTS WHO CAN RELATE TO CARERS CHALLENGES AND HAVE PASSION IN THEIR WORK OUR CHAIRMANBrian   Brian is the Chairman of The Leonardo Trust. He has had a long career in taxation and financial advice. The founder of Leonardo Trust is a long term professional client of Brian and he helped her to set up the charity in 2001 and also became a founder trustee.  Although neither Dorset born nor resident, Brian has grown a great familiarity and affection for the area and its people through his work with Leonardo.  Brian believes that:
"the issues of an ageing population present immense challenges for society that will not be met without the bedrock support of the nation’s voluntary carers"
He feels that Leonardo has a vital role locally to support those carers and improve the lives of both them and those for whom they care.

Brian is married with two adult daughters who have both flown the nest.  Mountain and hill walking is an important part of his leisure time and he is also a lifelong, and long-suffering, supported of Sunderland Football Club.

Become a Volunteer

Do you like to help people? Do you understand the need for carers to also be cared for? Yes. Here, you are welcome to our team and you can work as a volunteer.

At first, you have to submit your information and apply for becoming a volunteer. We will review your information within a few days and then contact with you. After finalizing your information, a confirmation message will send to you with necessary documents.

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SERVICES

ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE CENTRALISED TO THE WELFARE OF DORSET BASED CARERS. WE LISTEN TO WHAT LOCAL CARERS NEED AND REQUIRE. THIS COULD BE A SHORT BREAK, A GARDENER OR EVEN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TUITION. Please download our Application form here: Leonardo Trust Application Form

Short Breaks

Funds are available for a short holiday or weekend break for the carer. Please download our Application form by simply

Education

Some people escape from the stress of their caring role by studying a subject which stretches their brain, or interests

Assistance

Perhaps a gardener could help a carer keep up maintenance of the garden or a cleaner could offer a one

Appliances

Washing machines and tumble dryers are essential for carers in addition to dishwashers and can save a carers valuable time.

Groups

For Carers Groups we can provide £15 per person, each year, to enable the group to have a day out

Financial Support For Dorset Carers

We are always happy to look at requests which might seem unusual, as everyone is an individual. Something which may

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We create events aiming to unite, support and socialise with local carers. Please keep updated with our events and confirm your presence.

Gentlemans Coffee Morning, February

February 16, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: 5 Dunyeats Road

Ladies Coffee Morning, February

February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: 5 Dunyeats Road

CONTACT

IF YOU ARE A CARER IN DORSET OR CAN POINT SOMEONE IN OUR DIRECTION, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

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If you would like any further information, an informal discussion or would like to refer someone you know to us, please give us a call or email today. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 5 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, Dorset, UK
  • 01202 698325
  • info@leonardotrust.org
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