See the list of organisations below who can help at this time.
St. Mary's Parish Church: Community Support Team
As during the 'first lockdown' St. Mary's church have organised their 'Community Support Team' to help with such as shopping, getting vital prescriptions etc., if you are unable to get out and about. Telephone John Reid on 01202 861 533, who is the Team Co-ordinator, to request assistance: for more detail as to how to contact this and other Churches, see our dedicated web page on this site.
AgeUK have been playing a coordinating role across Dorset:
from late summer, the main contact point for our area is now the "
Bournemouth, Poole & East Dorset ( BPED ) " section: contact them
01202 530 530 ( main telephone number ),
01202 523 300 ( Information & Advice Line)
[ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday - Friday ]
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorset Council's COVID-19 Response Hub is there if you don't
have family, friends or other support network that you can call upon -
there is a dedicated help line which can be reached at 01305 221 000 (
8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday - Friday ), contact them via the on-line Contact Form on their 'Emergency Response' page or you can email email@example.com
Citizens Advice are still active, but obviously with the
current distancing restrictions, they are not able to offer
'face-to-face' advice / guidance & will be very busy. Call or email
them as follows:
Dorset AdviceLine on 0800 144 8848 ( free call ) or as a back-up, 0344 411 1444 ( local call rates )
or ( for East Dorset ) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Voluntary Service are
providing support from the large pool of volunteers across the country. If you feel you need support ( e.g., with shopping, collecting medication or other essential supplies ), then call 0808 196 3646 ( 8.00 am - 8.00 pm ) or contact them via their NHS Volunteer Responders web page. [ entry updated 20/02/2021 ]