This service is open to anyone living in the area who needs support with employment & training, careers advice, health issues, money & budgeting and in need of general wellbeing guidance. There will be qualified professionals available to talk to residents from
Highcliffe Medical Centre
Ansbury Careers Guidance
Employment & Training Support Sovereign Housing
Christchurch & East Dorset Council
Local Dementia Support Group
BH23 Drop-in will be on the first Wednesday of every month from 9:30am to 12pm.
Health, Wealth & Wellbeing at Somerford ARC, 20 Southey Road, Somerford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2EH
Health Resources Leaflet For Parents
We know that sometimes parents are unsure which health care resources are reliable and available. Please click this link to view a leaflet that was put together by Wessex LMC listing local resources that you may find useful. Health Resources Leaflet for Parents
My Life My Care
Following the creation of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, the My Life My Care website will now cover the BCP area.
My life my care is a free of charge website owned and managed by the BCP Council. The website provides information and advice about adult social care topics and the services provided by the local public, private and charitable organisations.
Improving the health of children and young people
It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!
The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.
Most importantly, the resources are used not only by parents but also by healthcare professionals. This means that your child is likely to receive consistently high quality care, irrespective of which healthcare provider you take them to see. And their advice is likely to mirror that on the Healthier Together website. Reducing unnecessary variation improves the overall quality of care and reduces the parental anxiety that inconsistent advice generates
Please visit their website https://what0-18.nhs.uk/
The Peoples Pantry is based at Somerford Youth and Community, Bingham Rd, Somerford, Christchurch and will run every Friday morning.
The project is aimed at anybody living locally who struggles to manage financially, and would benefit from access to ten items of food per week for a membership of £3.50. You don't have to give any specific personal financial details, but do need to fill in the application form
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process
Macmillan Cancer Support
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.
We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.