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What We Do

Our Services

Help & Care is a registered charity working with people and communities to live the life they choose. We are here to provide you with information and advice that will enable you to make decisions and find support that is right for you. Check out our website or call our helpline to find out how we can help you to take control and make choices that will help you to live life the way you want to.


We have been providing advocacy services since 1996 and have a vast amount of experience in helping people to get the support and help they need.

We can provide differing levels of support ranging from giving information and signposting to other support services, to visiting you in your home, helping with correspondence and telephone calls, supporting you in meetings and appointments and other activities. 

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Carers Services

If you care for someone and you would like to find out about the support available to you or if you would like some free confidential advice we can help. We treat every Carer as an individual and help you to find the support that you need for your circumstances. We can offer you advice whether you are retired, self employed or in full time or part time employment.

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Handiworks Plus

Handiworks Plus is a one stop shop for all home repairs and maintenance needs in your home. It is completely ethical and trustworthy and is a social enterprise - this means that any profit made from the Handiworks Plus membership fee is used to fund Help & Care’s charitable work. Membership of Handiworks Plus costs just £30 a year.

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Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for health and social care. Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally.
At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.
Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.
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my health my way

My Health My Way is a personalised support service for people in Dorset to help them live well and feel better whatever their condition.It is a support service to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to tackle symptoms such as immobility, breathlessness, anxiety or daily pain. If you join the programme you will be given personalised support from a dedicated health coach who will guide you to take the steps that will make a difference to you. Thousands of other people like you have been supported in this way.

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POPP aims to build supportive communities to enable Older People to remain living in their own homes for as long as they wish by developing responsive, appropriate, services and activities at a local level. Dorset POPP is funded by Dorset County Council and Dorset CCG. Dorset has been broken down into 33 clusters to ensure local focus and delivery for all elements of the Programme.

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Roots provides support and encouragement to help people who are recovering from mental ill health by estabilshing work routines, building skills and confidence as volunteer trainees.

Roots helps people achieve good mental health by establishing links to training and development support and if appropriate, NVQ qualifications. The volunteers are trained and supervised by a part-time Help & Care Garden Services Worker.

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1-1 Support for people affected by cancer

A member of our team will visit you at home, listen to your concerns, get hold of the information that you need and empower you to make informed decisions about treatment and care.

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Help & Care have been providing local people with support from a team of dedicated and committed volunteers since 2002.

Our volunteers