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  • If you are feeling worried, lonely or isolated, our volunteers will bring friendship and laughter. Please contact us for further information.

    • Age Concern North Dorset - Friendship: 01258 475582
  • A Good Neighbour scheme for anyone over 50 who may struggle with a one off task that a volunteer Good Neighbour could help with. The scheme covers the Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland areas.

    • Age UK Dorchester - Good Neighbours: 01305 260289
  • Bournemouth Blind Society offers a befriending service to those with a visual impairment who may feel isolated at home.

    • Geraldine Bradley: 01202 546644
  • Do you ever wonder how you will manage to collect your prescription, do your shopping, change a light bulb, or get to your medical appointment? The Bridport Good Neighbours scheme has been set up just to help with such things, and has volunteers registered who may be able to lend a hand.

    • Bridport Good Neighbours Scheme: 01308 420483
  • We offer support to those who need it within the Cranborne Chase villages.

    • Chase Community Friends: 01258 841321
  • We are an award-winning voluntary befriending service for residents in the Christchurch area who need short-term help in times of difficulty or crisis.

    • Christchurch Angels: 07443 476798
  • Communicare has been providing services to the people of Swanage and District for over 30 years. It provides a range of services through carefully selected volunteers. We provide support to meet many needs.

    • Link Volunteers: 01929 477114 - 01929 423587 - 07531 811375 - 01929 427576 - 01929 423918 - 01929 480932 - 01929 288177
  • Would you like someone to visit you for a chat, perhaps to play cards or even accompany you on a walk? Could you do with a helping hand once in a while? Community Angels could be just what you need.

    • Community Angels Volunteer Support: 01305 834866
  • Our Home Visiting Service provides visits by trained and vetted volunteers to members in their own homes. The service is very flexible and is adapted to each individual member's needs.

    • Dorset Blind Association - Home Visiting: 01202 712865
  • Gillingham Link is a befriending service operating throughout the Blackmore Vale. It is for those who find themselves alone and requiring some additional support and friendship.

    • Gillingham Link: 07437 312166
  • LifeLink is a buddy scheme run by Bournemouth People First. It matches people with a learning disability to volunteer buddies, so that they can do things together in the community.

    • Paul: 01202 303765
  • We are an organisation which was set up in 1976 by the members of the Churches in Marnhull, to welcome all newcomers to the village and to offer help and support to those members of the community who may need it - a sort of 'Good Neighbourhood Watch'!

    • Trevor Vaughan: 01258 821636
  • No two Good Neighbours services are identical but the intention is broadly similar in every case. Namely, to offer the practical help that can make all the difference to older people - whether it's collecting a pension or a repeat prescription, walking the dog or changing a light bulb.

    • Royal Voluntary Service - Good Neighbours: 01305 236666
  • Befriending and home visiting for reading, letter writing and light practical tasks carried out by volunteers in Sherborne and nearby villages.

    • Mike Hatch: 01935 815806
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