Other sources of benefit information and advice
Other local and national sources of benefit information and advice
Dorset Welfare Benefits Partnership, Age UK Dorchester and Dorset County Council’s Welfare Benefits Team are working together to provide benefits advice and help to older people in rural Dorset. Age Uk Dorchester challenge benefit authorities by helping older people appeal or seek a review of decisions by referring on to independent advice agencies.
Adult Access Team (whole of Dorset)
PO Box 7184
Tel: 01305 221016
Fax: 01305 264607
The Adult Access Team will be able to advise you about your entitlement to Social Care, benefits for older people and carers, and health benefits and services, and signpost you to other organisations that may also be able to help you.
Age UK – Dorchester
4 Prince of Wales
Tel: 01305 269444
Surgeries operate on the 4th Thursday of the month, 9am – 12.30pm and are by appointment only. Please book an appointment via office.
Age Concern Bridport
Surgeries operate on the 2ND Wednesday of the month, 9.30am – 12 noon and are by appointment only. Please book appointment via Age UK Dorchester office.
Bridport Disabled Carers and Friends Club
East Street Car Park
Drop-in surgeries operate on the 2nd Tuesday of the month between 9am – 12 noon, contact Peter Bowditch on 01308 897364 for further information.
Under Cheap Street
Drop-in sessions run on 1st Tuesday of the month 10am – 12 noon.
20 Great Dover Street
Tel: 020 7378 4999
Carers UK Advice Line: 0808 808 7777
Opening hours: Wed and Thurs 10am – 12 noon and 2pm – 4pm.
Carers UK is a membership organisation of carers that campaigns to improve services and support for carers. They have produced a range of information sheets and leaflets about benefits and money matters.
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Friday: 10am – 1pm (appointments and drop-in service).
Weymouth & Portland CAB
2 Mulberry Terrace
Great George Street
Telephone: 01305 782798
Advice Sessions: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4pm) appointments only in the afternoon). Wednesday 10am – 1pm.
Telephone Advice Sessions: Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday 10am – 1pm. Thursday 10am – 4pm.