Day opportunities and activities

Day services and other activities to provide support, rehabilitation and develop your skills

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  • Art Workshop - Swanage

    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
  • Bikes for All

    An indoor bike club for adults with autism and learning disabilities. Come along to try bicycles, skates, go-carts and tricycles. We are based in Swanage but everyone across Dorset is welcome to come.

    • Hayley and Sean Hughes: 01929 551378, 07585 221554
  • Blandford Connect

    We provide a range of quality day services and work opportunities for older people and adults with a learning disability, including those who have a physical disability.

    • Blandford Connect: 01258 480762
  • Bridport Connect

    Bridport Connect is a day service that provides a wide range of activities and opportunities designed to promote independence and improve the lives of people with varying support needs, including older people; adults with learning disabilities; adults with physical disabilities and those who have support needs relating to their mental health. Some of our clients also have complex health needs.

    • Bridport Connect: 01308 422666
  • Christchurch Connect

    At Christchurch Connect we pride ourselves by enabling adults with a range of cognitive, learning disabilities and physical abilities to take part in meaningful day time activities and support them to meet their outcomes and improve their wellbeing. We aim to be empowering, welcoming, trustworthy, inclusive and innovative.

    • Christchurch Connect: 01202 486114
  • Coda Music Trust

    A unique resource on the Dorset/Hampshire border providing music tuition, creative music workshops and music for health and wellbeing for people of all ages and all abilities.

    • Coda Music Trust: 01425 276161
  • Disability Cricket - Ferndown

    Fun and enjoyable indoor cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome. £3.75 per session.

    • Andy Sill: 01202 877468
  • Dorchester Connect

    Dorchester Connect offers services to older people, as well as people with physical and learning disabilities.

    • Elaine Grant: 01305 269073
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Arts and Crafts

    At Dorset Abilities Group we believe in giving people the opportunity to express themselves and show off their creative skills. From drawing, canvas painting and patchwork to card making, crafts and needlework, there is something for everyone.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Cinema Club

    Our aim is to help enable adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs from Dorset to have access to the enjoyment of going to the movies and meeting new friends.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Football Club

    Our aim is to help enable adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs from Dorset to have access to the enjoyment and benefits of being involved in football.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Social and Horticulture

    Group members will take part in lots of tasks which include planting, growing and selling plants, fruit and vegetables, as well as general maintenance around the allotment.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Tuck by Truck

    A social enterprise that provides real work experience and paid work opportunities to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Double Act Disability Theatre

    Double Act Disability Theatre is a user led organisation offering workshops to disabled people and those with learning disabilities.

    • Double Act Disability Theatre: 07850 308789
  • Endeavour 2 Achieve

    Endeavour is a furnished 4 bedroom holiday let property in Somerset, especially for people with autism and learning disabilities.

    • Endeavour 2 Achieve: 07811 491153
  • Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy offer people with special needs the chance to learn through horses.

    • Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy: 01425 673297
  • Friends of M.V. Freedom

    We provide an opportunity for people with disabilities, the elderly and young people to experience a trip to sea in our boat, the MV Freedom. The MV Freedom is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

    • Friends of M.V. Freedom: 07974 266867
  • Future Roots

    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
  • Green Island Holiday Trust

    The Green Island Holiday Trust provides supported holidays for local people living with a disability.

    • Wendy Aubrey: 01202 375006
  • Health and Well-being Programme - Ferndown

    We have various fitness and disabled swim sessions held throughout the week which are also open to people with dementia. Please check our website for a timetable. Please note that for some sessions you will need to be referred by your GP or health professional.

    • Health and Well-being Programme - Ferndown: 01202 877468
  • Helix

    Located in Verwood, we offer day opportunities for people who have a learning disability.

    • Helix: 01202 826099
  • Herons View Care Farm

    Set on a 10 acre smallholding, Herons View Care Farm is a day care and respite facility for adults with a learning disability, offering a small scale service to those looking for a predominantly outdoor environment.

    • Herons View Care Farm: 01929 471662, 07786 557618
  • High Mead Farm

    High Mead is a Therapeutic Farm, located in Ham Lane, Wimborne offering a range of activities for those with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and for disengaged youngsters. We're also a volunteering hub for all generations.

    • High Mead Farm: 0330 606 0160, 07517 328094
  • Holtwood Community Farm

    Holtwood is a smallholding of 15 acres near Wimborne. The farm provides an opportunity for young people, and adults with disabilities to gain first hand experience of farming, food production, and countryside skills. Please contact for full details of charges.

    • Holtwood Community Farm: 07596 205226
  • Just Sing for All

    A choir for adults with learning disabilities, with singing and Makaton.

    • Kelly Perry: 07738907782
  • Learning Disability Tennis Coaching

    A tennis session for people with learning disabilities.

    • Dave Sanger: 07812 676761
  • Let's Go - Supported Holidays

    Let's Go Supported Holidays provide fantastic holidays for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities. We organise supported holidays throughout the year to both UK and worldwide destinations.

    • Let's Go - Supported Holidays: 01202 760311, 07436 266073
  • Livability Holton Lee

    Holton Lee is a unique, secluded part of Dorset where visitors can get away from the stresses of life and find time and space for personal growth through access to the arts and the natural environment. All the facilities at Holton Lee have been designed and built to ensure that they are accessible to everyone.

    • Livability Holton Lee: 01202 625562
  • Magdalen Farm

    Environmental Education centre and Care Farm based on 132 acres of organic west country farmland. We have a residential centre, and a range of facilities accessible for disabled people. We offer school day-trips and residential education programmes for primary and secondary schools and care farming experiences for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or challenging social backgrounds.

    • Magdalen Farm: 01460 30144
  • Muntsy's Community Care Activities Ltd - Dorchester

    A Day Service for adults with learning disabilities who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 459598, 07791 064475
  • Muntsy's Community Care Activities Ltd - Portland

    A Day Service for adults with learning difficulties who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 826011, 07791 064475
  • Muntsy's Community Care Activities Ltd - Weymouth

    A Day Service for adults with learning difficulties who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 459598, 07791 064475
  • My Place Dorset

    My Place Dorset is a day service for young adults with Autism and additional needs. We are based in Weymouth.

    • Clare and Michelle: 07866 853085 (Clare) or 07920 428039 (Michelle)
  • Positive Path Foundation

    Positive Path Foundation helps develop social and life skills which will allow members to socially thrive and connect with others. People with physical and learning challenges benefit from extra support in mastering these skills. The Positive Path Foundation provides a safe environment in which these skills can be developed with the help of our highly qualified team.

    • Positive Path Foundation : 01590 636200
  • Purbeck Connect

    Purbeck Connect caters for adults with learning and physical disabilities including early onset dementia.

    • Purbeck Connect: 01929 557746
  • Ridgeway Plus

    We provide a range of quality day services and work opportunities for adults with a learning disability, including those who have a physical disability.

    • Ridgeway Plus: 01305 760917
  • Royal Voluntary Service

    Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support and companionship to help people get the best out of life.

  • Say So Drama

    Creative workshops for children and adults with learning disabilities across Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset.

    • Say So Drama:
  • Spiral Blue

    Spiral Blue is part of Windward Day Services and provide day opportunities for people who have a learning disability. We support people to access many activities both inside and throughout our community including sports, performing arts and social outings.

    • Spiral Blue: 01425 482774
  • stAbilty4U

    Day care provision for young people and adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties.

    • stAbility4U:
  • Stour Connect

    The Stour Connect Complex is a community day service run by Tricuro Ltd. It provides person centred day care for older people, adults with physical or learning disabilities and respite for their carers.

    • Stour Connect: 01258 472957
  • Sturts Farm

    Sturts Farm Community is an adult community working to support adults with Learning Disabilities.

    • Sturts Farm: 01202 854762
  • Suppawted Dorset

    Suppawted Dorset gives adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs the opportunity to access the community in a work experience-based role.

    • Suppawted Dorset: 01202 011296, 07986 856121
  • The Chatterboxes

    The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and other parts of Dorset.

    • The Chatterboxes: 07827 848479
  • The Creative Skills Hub

    The creative Skills Hub provides a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities in the village of Sixpenny Handley in North Dorset.

    • The Creative Skills Hub: 07769 853794
  • The Friendship Club

    Friendship Club is where people with learning disabilities can make and meet friends. Members choose where we meet and what we do. We meet in Weymouth, Dorchester and North Dorset but in our newsletter we share information about other activities going on in the rest of Dorset.

    • Laura:
  • The Green Shed

    The Green Shed is an award-winning workshop, assisting adults with learning disabilities. We offer a range of work based activities and are situated at Castle Gardens, Sherborne.

    • The Green Shed: 01935 814548
  • The Lantern Community

    The Lantern Workshops offers meaningful day opportunities for adults with a learning difficulty.

    • The Lantern Community: 01425 460201
  • The Stable Family Home Trust

    The Stable Family Home Trust provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives.

    • The Stable Family Home Trust: 01425 478043
  • Valley View Community Care Farm

    A community care farm, open to all, in Lytchett Matravers.

    • Emily Hibbs: 01202 801808
  • Verwood Connect

    Community Resource Service for adults with a physical/learning disability.

    • Verwood Connect: 01202 828345
  • Weekend Friends Social Group

    Our Weekend Friends groups is an excellent opportunity for people with learning disabilities to get together, enjoy creative activities, socialise as well as prepare and eat lunch together.

  • Weymouth Connect

    Weymouth Connect, at the Acorns, is a purpose built centre which provides day services for a range of people with support needs, including older people, adults with learning disabilities, adults with physical disabilities and those people who have support needs relating to their mental health. We also support adults with learning disabilities, aged 19 and over, to take part in voluntary or paid work to help them to succeed in becoming more independent and fulfilled in all aspects of their lives.

    • Weymouth Connect: 01305 760583
  • Wimborne Wagtails Swimming Club for the Disabled

    Wimborne Wagtails Swimming Club for the Disabled is a local club offering swimming, water therapy and social activities to anyone with a physical or mental disability. We are open to members of all ages and also welcome their family and friends.

    • David Allen and Ros Barton: 01258 858675 (David) or 01202 883548 (Ros)