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Community Development

Our vision is to build supportive communities that enable all adults to remain living in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Dorset Wayfinders

Help & Care has a long history of working with community groups, statutory and voluntary organisations to support people to 'live the life they choose'.

Dorset Wayfinders can work with you to explore ways of maximising opportunities and local resources to support you.  They do this by providing 'information & signposting' tailored to meet your needs and aspirations that may include local groups and services or national initiatives that you may be unaware of.

They work in your local area and can cover the following things that may be impacting on your wellbeing or may be things that you would like to be more involved in:

  • Feeling safe and secure
  • Facing discrimination
  • Being part of your community
  • Making a positive contribution
  • Having choice and control
  • Staying fit and healthy
  • Considering your housing options

This service is available to people across Dorset, excluding Bournemouth and Poole.

To find out more, contact us on: 0300 111 3303 or email: Dorsetwfadmin@helpandcare.org.uk



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