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Find Services and Support Online
Support directory - the Patient directory indexes a huge range of websites, services and information for patients and carers: www.patient.co.uk/directory
Use the Health A-Z to find the condition you are interested in; you will find links to charities and support groups: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx
Use the Services near you link to find services: www.nhs.uk/service-search
The social network for health - Ask questions. Get answers. Connect with others like you: https://healthunlocked.com/
Useful links - A-Z directory: www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/links/
Local - Services/Support in Bridport/West Dorset
Go to In times of bereavement page
Self-help support group for people who have experienced cancer and for their families/carers. Links to other local support groups on this site.
- New-Man Prostate Cancer Support
01308 458222 - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo O'Farrell 01308 427851
Cancer rehabilitation referral scheme at Bridport Leisure Centre.
Wendy Francis 01308 424435. Alison Green 01308 868472
Care and Support
Go to Carers Page
Information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth Dorset and Poole. "If you find it difficult to live safely and independently in your home, you can find help here. Our solutions offer information and advice to help you make informed choices about living the life you want."
Co-ordinates both Bridport and District Good Neighbours scheme, providing help where needed and Hopeful Hampers, food for those in need.
Good Books, Gundry Lane, Bridport
Children and Young People
- Wessex Healthier Together
Improving the health of children and young people
Day care places available: referrals not necessary. Trained carers in Dementia Care.
Chancery Lane, Bridport, DT6 3JT
For people with dementia and their carers 01305 259740
Venue Address: St Swithuns Chruch Hall, North Allington, Bridport. DT6 5DU
Café times of opening: 11.00am - 12.30pm. Monday fortnightly
Name of Co-ordinator: Melanie Gale Telephone: 01202 764352. email: email@example.com
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Where to get help for victims: www.dorsetforyou.com/dvahelp
Social group meeting first Monday of each month 2pm - 4pm.
Venue: Good Books, Gundry Lane, Bridport
- Bridport Heart Support Group - The Hearties
Roger Lewis 01308 456706
Living with a Health Condition
Personalised support: www.myhealthdorset.org.uk/
A social club for people who have suffered from mental illness.
Centre for mental health and wellbeing. 10am - 2.00pm. Monday Wednesday, Friday.
Bridport Youth Centre.
Joanne Seward, facilitator: 07597 379290
- Hughes Unit Support Group - HUGS
For people with mental illness and their carers
Simon Williams: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free talking therapies service for people experiencing low mood and anxiety - for aged 18+. Self referral - 01305 367051: www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/about_us
- British Red Cross. Mobility Aids Loan & Sales
01305 214430. British Red Cross, Unit 5, Parkway Farm, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3AR
- Bridport and District Support Group
Sexual Health and Contraception
(Contraception and sexual health) 0300 303 1948 - clinic on Thursday afternoons in Bridport.
Young people friendly service: Keep Love Sweet.co.uk
(Department of Genitourinary Medicine) - held on Wednesday afternoons in Bridport. 01305 762682
- Bridport & Area Blind Club
A social club for the visually impaired - meets twice a month at the United Church at 2.30pm.
Local organiser: Ian Ibbotson. 01308 898484. email: email@example.com
or Ann Cook: 01308 427915
Weekly meetings: Full details on web link below:
- Bridport and District Good Neighbours (Pathways to Care)
Help with collecting prescriptions and getting to medical appointments. 01308 420483
- Hospital Transport - Patient Transport Services
Patient transport services (PTS) supports those people registered with a GP practice in Dorset who need assistance when attending a pre-booked appointment with a clinic or hospital. Find out more about the service by visiting: www.dorsetptb.co.uk . If you are eligible for patient transport please call direct: Telephone 0300 777 5555