Our factsheets cover a range of topics and are full of useful information and advice for people living in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset areas. They are FREE and available to download.
Help and Care factsheets are currently undergoing a major review and update to reflect changes taking place in services offered across the Dorset community, please bear with us while this is taking place as some details may not be wholly up to date until the review has been completed. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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In order to help you to find the information you are looking for we have separated the factsheets into sections that are in alphabetical order. Please click on a topic to view the relevant factsheets.
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Attendance Allowance and Disability Allowance
Chemists and Prescription Services
Choosing and Caring for a Pet
Dealing with Uninvited Callers to your Home
Disposing of Unwanted Items
Emergency Telephone Alarms
Equipment for Daily Living
Finding a Tradesperson
Foot Care Services
Going on Holiday
Help with Personal Care
Hospital Admissions and Discharge
How to make a complaint
Isle of Wight - mobility issues, falls and fear of falls
Isle of Wight - leg ulcers
Isle of Wight - continence issues
Leisure and Social Opportunities
Lunch Club and Pop in
Meals Delivered to your Home
Opportunities for Learning
Residential and Nursing Care
Shops that Deliver
Someone to talk to
What to do after a death