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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

We are now taking bookings for our Christmas Tree collection service!                        For a suggested donation of £10, our team will collect your Christmas tree between the 3rd and 7th of January, and dispose of it responsibly on your behalf.  Call our friendly team on 01305 269 444 for more information on the areas covered, and to book your slot.

Tree Collecting

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.
    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 your free assessment.

  • 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. We offer a free information and advice service to those over 55, their carers and family members.

  • I need some help at home.

    Finding it hard to do the things you always used to do around the home?
    Our team can provide a range of services such as shopping, light domestic cleaning, changing bed linen, laundry and ironing, basic IT support, help with making appointments or phone calls along with some social interaction and companionship.

  • Shop with us

    We have stores in Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport, alongside online retail through Facebook marketplace and our very own eBay shop. We pride ourselves in bringing quality new, and pre-loved items, and sustainable fashion 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

    We have team of dedicated volunteers throughout North, South and West Dorset. Contact us, as there may be a member of the team in your community able to assist with those 'odd jobs'.

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

  • Our Social Activities

    We're thrilled to be back meeting face-to-face again and have a range of social activities for you to get involved with.

    What's more, owing to their popularity through the pandemic, we are also still offering virtual gatherings.

    From art classes to coffee mornings, there's lots going on.

  • I want some help to keep active

    Our better balance classes are fun and enjoyable. They are designed to improve confidence, increase stability, improve mobility, posture and balance, strengthen muscles, and most importantly help prevent falls and lessen the impact a fall can have on the body. 

    Virtual classes are also still available

  • I need some support with my memory loss

    Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a proven and recognised programme of group activity and stimulation used to treat memory loss.

    We offer therapy to those with a diagnosis of Dementia, and those with a mild cognitive impairment or other memory loss.
    Sessions are available across North, South and West Dorset and virtually.

  • 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, marathons, motoring events, coastal hikes and much more!

    For more information on how you can get involved please contact us on 01305 269 444 
    or email

  • I want to talk to someone at Age UK NSWD

    Our Client Liaison Team are 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 at or 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.
    Contact us for a printed copy, or click on the link to download a copy (opens in a new window)

  • New Footcare Clinic Opening in Swanage


    We're opening a new Footcare Clinic in Swanage (within Swanage Hospital), and are able to take on new clients. Call us today to register at the new clinic and to book your FREE footcare assessment.

    Call 01305 269444 


  • Christmas Tree Collections

    Christmas treeBetween January 3rd and 7th, our team of elves will be driving around Dorchester&Poundbury, Weymouth&Portland, Sherborne, and Bridport, collecting and responsibly disposing of your pre-loved Christmas Trees. Bookings are now being taken for this service.

  • New Handyman Service

    Our Handyperson Service is now running in Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport. We can't do jobs that require a qualified tradesman such as electrical, plumbing or central heating, but we can help with small practical tasks in your home, to keep you safe and secure.

    Call us on 01305 269 444 for more information.

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 persons life. You can donate online by clicking the link, or for more information please Email our fundraising officer Holly: Tel: 01305 269 444

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