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Dorset is a great place for people over 55, where they feel valued and can live with dignity and choice. Where all service providers and statutory agencies are seen as helpful, supportive and caring. Age UK North, South and West Dorset are actively working in partnership with other organisations to create a society that inspires, supports and enables older people to live the lives they want. From Information and Advice to help around the home, we have a full range of support services and we are ready to take your call on 01305 269444

How may we assist you today?

Below is our range of services brought to you by our dedicated and caring team of advisors, support workers,volunteers and supporters.

  • I need my toenails clipping

    Good nail care can help to keep feet feeling comfortable. Nails that are too long can press against the end of the shoe and the constant pressure can cause soreness and poorly cut toenails can also become ingrown.
    If you’re struggling to cut your own nails we offer a toenail-cutting service.

    This service operates from a number of clinics across North, South and West Dorset. Contact the team for more information or to book an appointment on 01305 269444. 

  • I need some Information & advice

    Growing older can bring about many changes in our lives, with decisions needing to be made and questions raised that we have never considered before. Just because things may be different, they should not become a barrier to you getting the most out of life. In addition, as we age new opportunities also become available. Knowing what they are and how to access them is where our Information and Advice Service can help.This is a free service to those over 55, their carers and family members.

  • I need some help around the home.

    Finding it hard to do the things you always used to do around the home? We can assist you with an extra pair of hands from general domestic cleaning, ironing, helping with paperwork or even doing your shopping for you. 

    We have appointments available across North, South and West Dorset. Call the Home support team on 
    01305 269444 for more details.

  • Shop and Support Us

    In addition to Facebook market place and our eBay Store, we have stores in Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport.

    We receive quality donated new and pre-loved items every day which are carefully inspected and cleaned ready for resale. We pride ourselves in bringing quality items to your High Street.

    Grab yourself a bargain, and help us continue our work in the community.

  • I need help with just one small task

    Contact us, we have team of dedicated volunteers who may live close to you and may be able to assist. 

    Call us on 01305 269444 and let us know what help you need, if we can help, we will. 

  • Our Social Activities

    Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have temporarily suspended our face to face social activities. We are as keen as you are to get out and about again and as soon as we can, and it is safe to do so we will be getting our social lives back again. In the meantime, contact the team on 12305 269444 and ask about our virtual activity programme.

  • I want some help to keep mobile and active

    As we get older we sometimes can feel a little unsteady on our feet. 
    If you have previously suffered a fall, you may lack the confidence to move around. Our better balance classes are fun and enjoyable, designed to improve confidence, increase stability, improve mobility and balance, strengthen muscles, improve posture, and most importantly help prevent falls and lessen the impact a fall can have on the body. 

    Call 01305 269444 to find out more about our classes.

  • I need some support with my memory loss

    Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a proven program of group activity and stimulation suitable for use with many people with early to mid-stage dementia or memory loss.
    If you have a diagnosis of Dementia, you can join our CST program, whilst those with a mild cognitive impairment or other memory loss may be able to join our CST maintenance program. We run sessions across the whole of North, South and West Dorset.

    Call 01305 269444 or email cst@ageuknswd.org.uk

  • I need help getting online

    We are living in a digital age, more and more people are staying in contact with familiy and friends through social media platforms such Facebook. Learn about computers, tablets, and smart phones with our friendly tutors.

  • I want to donate items for your Charity Shops

    We are grateful for the support and donations of household items, clothing, games and other items to our charity shops. You can bring items to one of our shops and we will collect them and take them to our warehouse ready for resale. Unfortunately, we cannot accept electrical items. Call us for more information.

  • I want to fundraise for you

    You can set up your own fundraising event, or join one of our many planned events including sky-dives, wing walking, coastal hikes and much more!

    For more information on how you can get involved please contact us on 01305 269444 or email Holly hparkin@ageuknswd.org.uk.

  • I want to talk to someone at Age UK NSWD

    Our Client Liaison Team is waiting for your call. They can assist with any questions or concerns you may have and provide information on all of our services. Give them a call on 
    01305 269444 
    Alternatively, you can email the team by following this link>> 

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What's happening at AgeUK NSWD

  • New Guide to Wellbeing Available

    Our aim with this guide is to bring information together, so you and your family can have a useful reference booklet that you can pick up as and when you need to.
    This directory features information about the services that Age UK North, South & West Dorset provides, and how we are working to achieve our aims. This directory has been designed to take you through some common considerations and can be kept as a useful reference guide.

    Contact us for a printed copy, or click on the link to download a copy (opens in a new window)

  • Home Support Available

    With our increased capacity, we are pleased to announce that we can take on new Home Support customers from Central Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport, Swanage and Corfe, Sherborne, and Blandford.

    Call 01305 269444 today to book your appointment with one of our footcare professionals.

  • Working in Partnership

    We have entered a formal partnership with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to provide additional support to elderly and vulnerable residents in the community.
    At Age UK NSWD we believe that Dorset is a great place for older people to live. We are therefore proud to be working alongside Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service as they, like us, value older people and want them to live safely in their homes. We look forward to working with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to make a noticeable difference to the safety of the people we are here to support.

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  • Tickets now on Sale!

    Given the past 12 months, you'll hopefully forgive us for wanting to plan this early...

    Tickets are now on sale for this year's Black Tie event. The event will take place at the Weymouth Pavilion on Friday, November 26th.

    Tables of 10 are priced at £550 (individual tickets are available at £55 each). This includes drinks on arrival, 3 course meal, and entertainment throughout.

    Contact Holly - hparkin@ageuknswd.org.uk for more information or to buy your tickets.

     

     

Donate to help us reach out to lonely older people

At Age UK North, South & West Dorset, we are working all year round to reach out to isolated older people. Your support will help us to continue tackling loneliness with our befriending scheme. Make a difference to a a persons life. You can donate online by clicking the link or by Post: Age UK North, South & West Dorset | Rowan Cottage | 4 Prince of Wales Road | Dorchester | Dorset | DT1 1PW Email: hparkin@ageuknswd.org.uk Tel: 01305 269444

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