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Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties carer support groups in North Dorset

Dorset Adult Aspergers Support Group

Contact: Pat Cave Tel: 07765484270 (Bournemouth and Poole Area)

Support for people with Aspergers syndrome and their carers through the provision of:

• Information, advice, training and advocacy

• The identification of gaps in service provision

• Co-operation with other agencies to promote understanding and support

Carers meetings are held locally once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in:
Members meetings also held once a month on a Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm:

The Retreat
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
BH12 5BB

Carers meetings are also held locally on the 4th Tuesday of the month at:

Dorchester Community Church
Acland Road

Contact for Dorchester meetings is Brian Cox on 07789521758.

North Dorset day services for adults with Learning Disabilities

Stour Castle Centre
Stourview Close (off Bath Road)
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1JF
A range of services includes support groups for carers of adults with learning disabilities. This group meets approximately four times a year, and there is no set programme of
meetings. For further information about the next meeting contact: Frances Musty on 01258 472957.


The Wessex Autistic Society is a voluntary organisation, which aims to ensure that all people with autism and related conditions, and their carers in the Wessex region, have
appropriate education, care, support and development services. The Society’s range of services includes:

• Day and residential education for children aged 2 – 19 at Portfield School

• A variety of social care services including residential care, supported living, community support and short breaks

• Information, advice and advocacy (see below)

• Training and conferences

Information and Advice Service

The Wessex Autistic Society
South Grove Cottage
Trinity Street
Tel: 01305 213135 (staffed 10am – 4pm)
Email: advice@twas.org.uk

Mental Health carer support groups

Obsessions Together – Dorset OCD support group

Support Group meetings are held on alternate months on a Wednesday evening between 7pm – 9pm at the following venues:

Eastgate Lodge

Poole Park
104 Parkstone Road

The Hanham Centre

Hanham Road
BH21 1AS

Information, advice and support about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Contact 07837179760 for further information (mobile manned by Action Group Members).

Shaftesbury & District Carers Group

Hope Drop-In Centre
1 Bimport
Toby’s Court

Meets first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. For further details contact 01747 852224.


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