Day services and other activities to provide support, rehabilitation and develop your skills
If you are a service provider and would like your organisation to be included on the directory, or if you need to inform us of any changes to your current entry, please contact us with brief details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Workshop is a charity space in central Swanage dedicated to providing accessible art workshops for everyone, regardless of artistic skill or resources. We specialise in easy, low-tech art-making for people who want space to develop confidence or socialise.
- Art Workshop - Swanage: 01929 475883
Arts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. Check our website for details of events throughout Dorset.
- Arts 4 Dementia: 020 3633 9954
Supported holidays for people with dementia and their carers. The Dementia Adventure Trust supports people living with dementia and their carers by underwriting the cost of our holidays and breaks to make them as affordable as possible.
- Dementia Adventure: 01245 237548
We hold various events at Durlston Country Park, including many free events where donations are welcome. Please check our website for details of dates of when the events are taking place. Events marked with the forget-me-not symbol are suitable particularly for those with dementia. There are also sessions at Durlston Shed which are open to all but particularly suitable for people with dementia.
- Durlston Country Park and Durlston Shed: 01929 424443
Day service for adults and older people at a horticulture and rural skills centre. Services offered to adults with mental health problems and to older people with dementia or those that have become isolated.
- Future Roots: 01963 210703
A fun age- and dementia-friendly seated movement programme to music.
- Katie Wilford: 07446 401838
Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.
- Memory Cafe - Swanage: 01202 764352
We provide respite holidays for disabled adults and carers, as well as dedicated breaks for people with Alzheimer's and carers. We currently run three accessible holiday centres in Southampton, Chigwell in Essex and Southport in Merseyside.
- Revitalise - respite holidays: Bookings: 0303 303 0145
Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support and companionship to help people get the best out of life.
Greengage Community Allotment in Swanage is run by a group of volunteers and focuses on fruit and vegetable growing. The emphasis is to provide a relaxed and supportive atmosphere to encourage socialising and boost self-esteem.
- Katie Wilkinson: 01202 692033
A community care farm, open to all, in Lytchett Matravers.
- Emily Hibbs: 01202 801808