Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Support Groups

Autism Wessex, 22A Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QL, Tel: 01202 483360, Email: enquiries@autismwessex.org.uk https://www.autismwessex.org.uk/pages/4

Support for people affected by Autism, their families and carers.


Carers’ Forums – A chance for carers of people with a learning disability in the Bournemouth and Poole areas to discuss their issues and raise awareness in the community. For further information contact Dorset Advocacy on 01305 251033 or contact Sam on 07854 154948, email: sam@dorsetadvocacy.co.uk  or go online at



Dorset Adult Asperger’s Support Group

Support for people affected by Asperger’s, families and carers. Services include:

  • Information, advice, training and advocacy
  • Identification of gaps in service provision
  • Co-operation with other agencies to promote understanding and support

Meetings are held at RM K103, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Wallisdown, BH12 5BB on the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 7.30pm. For further information contact the volunteer helpers on 07818 173390 or 07789521758.


Mencap – advice, information and support for the parents and carers of someone with learning disabilities. Local support and activity groups available.


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