Day opportunities and activities

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

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  • 3H Fund

    We are a national charity based in Kent with Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration.

    • 3H Fund: 01892 860207
  • AbilityNet - IT Can Help

    AbilityNet has a network of friendly disclosure checked ITCanHelp volunteers who offer free computer support to disabled people and older people.

    • AbilityNet - IT Can Help: 0800 048 7642
  • Access Dorset - Art Class

    Our inclusive and fun art group aims to inspire older people or people living with disability or long term health issues to discover their creative potential and build self-confidence through art.

    • Access Dorset: 01202 771336
  • Access Dorset - Exercise Sessions

    Our accessible and fun exercise sessions are open to all and aim to boost mood while improving health, maximising independence and providing the chance to socialise with others.

    • Access Dorset: 01202 771336
  • Adult colouring and crafts

    Relax and unwind at one of our sessions at Ferndown library. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Adult colouring and crafts: 01202 874542
  • Age UK Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset - Better Balance Classes

    Exercise classes at various locations

    • Age UK Bournemouth Poole & East Dorset: 01202 530530
  • Age UK North, South & West Dorset - Reach Out Social Support

    Supporting you to get out, meet people and make friends.

    • Age UK North, South & West Dorset - Reach Out Service: 01305 269444
  • Aquability

    Aquability - the fully inclusive swimming club.

    • Aquability: Brenda – 01202 425834 (chair@bhaquability.co.uk )
  • 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
  • Arts 4 Dementia

    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
  • Better Balance Class - Dorchester

    A low-impact exercise class designed to reduce the risk of falls run by Age UK Dorchester.

    • Better Balance Class - Dorchester: 01305 269444
  • Better Balance Class - Weymouth

    A low-impact exercise class designed to reduce the risk of falls run by Age UK Dorchester.

    • Better Balance Class - Weymouth: 01305 269444
  • 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
  • Blandford Men's Shed

    Come along for friendship and woodwork.

    • Blandford Men's Shed:
  • Board Games - Christchurch

    Exercise your mind with Chess, Scrabble and board games. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Board Games - Christchurch: 01202 485938
  • Body Balance - Over 60's Dance

    Gentle and fun exercise class aimed at bettering posture, strength and stability, reducing the risk of falls and improving balance!

    • Jasmine Taylor: 07531 455882
  • Book Chat - Wareham

    A reading group at Wareham library.

    • Book Chat - Wareham: 01929 556146
  • Book Group - Gillingham

    A book group at Gillingham library. We meet once a month on a Saturday, contact us to find out more.

    • Book Group - Gillingham: 01747 822180
  • Books and More - Weymouth

    A reading group at Weymouth library.

    • Books and More - Weymouth: 01305 762410
  • Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper

    We produce free tapes, CDs and memory sticks of local news for the blind and partially sighted every two weeks.

    • Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper: 07587 174297
  • Bournemouth Jewish Support Services

    The aim of Bournemouth Jewish Support Services is to offer appropriate, confidential support and advice to the Jewish Community across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

    • Co-ordinator: Janet Gee: 01202 298817
  • Brendoncare - Blandford Flyers

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £2.50 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Blandford Flyers: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Castle Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £4.50 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Castle Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Christchurch Variety Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £2.50 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Christchurch Variety Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Colehill Kurling Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and enjoy indoor kurling for fun, gentle exercise. The club is staffed by volunteers. Cost: £3 per session.

    • Brendoncare - Colehill Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Juniper Jumpers Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £4.50 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Juniper Jumpers Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Penny's Friendship Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £4 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Penny's Friendship Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Radipole Companions

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £4 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Radipole Companions: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Riverside Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers and entertainers, and enjoy club outings. Friendship club staffed by volunteers. Cost: £4 per meeting.

    • Brendoncare - Riverside Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Verwood Kurling Club

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and enjoy indoor kurling for fun, gentle exercise. The club is staffed by volunteers. Cost: £3 per session.

    • Brendoncare - Verwood Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • Brendoncare - Wimborne Kurling

    An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and enjoy indoor kurling for fun, gentle exercise. The club is staffed by volunteers. Cost: £3 per session.

    • Brendoncare - Wimborne Kurling: 01962 852133
  • Briantspuddle Keep Fit Group

    The Keep Fit Group, more properly known as "Exercise for the over 50's" is open to men and women and meets at 9.30am on Thursdays at the Village Hall for a one hour session. Our aim is to help members of any age and physical condition to reach and maintain their fitness potential. Under our excellent qualified instructress, Elaine South, we undertake a carefully structured programme of warming up, circuit exercises and cooling down and have fun on the way.

    • Elaine South: 01929 462916
  • Bridport Community Orchard and Allotment

    A community orchard and allotment in Bridport.

    • Jenn Baker:
  • 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
  • Bridport Knit and Natter

    A knitting and craft group at Bridport library.

    • Bridport Knit and Natter: 01308 422778
  • Bus Stop Club

    We are a charitable company offering advice and support to families in crisis in East Dorset. We run activities to give families quality time together.

    • Susan Sutherland: 07866 692528
  • Calibre Audio Library

    Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.

    • Calibre Audio Library: 01296 432339
  • Castle Hill House Day Care

    The garden room at Castle Hill House runs a day care service for people to come and visit our lovely home. We offer morning or afternoon sessions or whole day sessions that run from 10am to 4.30pm. All sessions include refreshments and a freshly prepared home cooked meal. Please contact us for details.

    • Castle Hill House Day Care: 01747 854699
  • Chair Based Exercise Martinstown

    Everybody welcome to our chair based exercise sessions. All abilities welcome.

    • Suzie: 01308 281882, 07900 864886
  • Chesil Sailability

    We are a local group who are passionate about going sailing, regardless of disabilities.

    • Chesil Sailability: 07543 656390
  • Christchurch - Drop-in Craft Group

    A drop-in craft group at Christchurch library.

    • Christchurch - Drop-in Craft Group: 01202 485938
  • 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
  • Christchurch Men's Shed

    We have a well-equipped workshop to enable you to carry out projects and meet regularly to have interesting discussions and learn new techniques. We share a wide range of skills and expertise with one another and organise social gatherings to have a good chat and a few laughs.

    • Christchurch Men's Shed: 07547 922246
  • Church Knowle Monday Drop-in

    A friendly drop-in at Church Knowle for tea, biscuits and a chat. Everybody welcome.

    • Colin Page: 01929 480315
  • 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
  • Company and Coffee - Portland

    All are welcome to join us for coffee and a chat.

    • Company and Coffee - Portland: 01305 820171
  • Computer Classes - East Dorset Heritage Trust, Wimborne

    We offer a varied mix of courses for adults of all ages here at Allendale House. All of our courses are practical and sociable with no exams. We have computer courses for the complete beginner and also more advanced courses.

    • Computer Classes - East Dorset Heritage Trust: 01202 888992
  • Computer Help - Age UK Dorchester

    Whether you are completely new to computers or want to learn more about the internet, emailing or using Microsoft Office programs, we can offer a personalised one to one course that suits you.

    • Computer Help - Age UK Dorchester: 01305 269444
  • Computer Help - Beaminster (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at the Yarn Barton Community Centre in Beaminster.

    • Robin Amswych: 01308 805060
  • Computer Help - Blandford Library

    General computer help sessions at Blandford library. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Blandford Library: 01258 452075
  • Computer Help - Bridport Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help and Universal Credit Club at Bridport library. Drop in or call to book your place.

    • Claire Leech: 01308 422778
  • Computer Help - Charlton Marshall

    Book use of a Windows or Apple machine and/or technical support for your own devices.

    • Paul Hutchings: 07752 138300
  • Computer Help - Christchurch Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Christchurch library. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Christchurch Library:
  • Computer Help - Corfe Mullen (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Corfe Mullen library every Monday. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Corfe Mullen: 01202 659755
  • Computer Help - Crossways (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Crossways library.

    • Computer Help - Crossways: 01305 854080
  • Computer Help - Dorchester Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Dorchester library. Please contact us to find out the times and to book your place where required.

    • Computer Help - Dorchester Library: 01305 762417
  • Computer Help - Ferndown Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Ferndown library.

    • Computer Help - Ferndown Library: 01202 874542
  • Computer Help - Gillingham Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Gillingham library. Drop in or call to check for available slots.

    • Computer Help - Gillingham Library: 01747 822180
  • Computer Help - Highcliffe Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Highcliffe library. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Highcliffe Library: 01425 272202
  • Computer Help - Littlemoor Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Littlemoor library in Weymouth. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Littlemoor Library: 01305 812350
  • Computer Help - Milton Abbas

    Learn how to use a computer whilst having coffee and cake.

    • Jennifer Harrison: 01258 881609
  • Computer Help - Somerford ARC (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Somerford ARC, Christchurch. Please drop in or call to get more information.

    • Computer Help - Somerford ARC: 01202 470770
  • Computer Help - Sturminster Newton

    All welcome for advice, problems and learning on PCs, Tablets, Smartphones and all smart devices. Complete beginners to advanced. Use of our computers, printing, photocopying, media conversion all available. If you are coming any distance or have lot to do, it may be best to book a slot by calling or Emailing us first.

    • Computer Help - Sturminster Newton: 01258 475582
  • Computer Help - Sturminster Newton Community Learning Centre (Digital Champion)

    We offer computer courses on various topics, from taster sessions for the complete beginner, to more advanced ways you can use your computer, such as emails, word processing spreadsheets and editing photos.

    • Computer Help - Sturminster Newton Community Learning Centre: 01258 475272 (when open)
  • Computer Help - Swanage Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Swanage library. Please call in advance to check for available slots.

    • Peter McCarthy: 01929 423485
  • Computer Help - Verwood Library (Digital Champions)

    General computer help at Verwood library. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Verwood Library: 01202 822972
  • Computer Help - West Moors Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at West Moors library.

    • Computer Help - West Moors Library: 01202 873272
  • Computer Help - Weymouth Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Weymouth library.

    • Computer Help - Weymouth Library: 01305 762410
  • Computer Help - Wimborne Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Wimborne library. Drop in or call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Wimborne Library: 01202 882770
  • Computer Help - Wool Library

    General computer help at Wool library. We don't meet on regular days, please contact us to find out future dates.

    • Petra Peters: 01929 405259
  • Computer Help - Wyke Regis Library (Digital Champion)

    General computer help at Wyke Regis library, Weymouth. Please call to book in advance.

    • Computer Help - Wyke Regis Library: 01305 760191
  • Connect Cafe - Blandford

    A Community Café in Blandford open to everyone is fully accessible with wi-fi available. A safe, comfortable space for anyone to use, sit with a book, a hot drink and meet with others. Two course meal £6.50. Please ring to book for 4 or more people. We also provide a midweek 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon and once more ring us for menus, bookings and details. Tel: 01258 480762. Monday - Fridays 10.00am to 2.00pm

    • Connect Cafe - Blandford: 01258 480762
  • Countrymen's Club

    Countrymen's Club is a group that meets at a working farm near Sherborne. It is for older men (50 and over) who want to remain active and involved in the countryside.

    • Countrymen's Club: 01963 210703
  • Craft and Chat Group - Dorchester

    A craft and chat group at Dorchester library.

    • Craft and Chat Group - Dorchester: 01305 224440
  • Craft, Knit and Natter - Corfe Mullen

    Bring your craft projects to do in the library! We knit, crochet, craft, colour and paint. Come along for a chat and support in your crafting, refreshments are available.

  • Creative Writing Group - Crossways

    A creative writing group at Crossways library.

    • Creative Writing Group - Crossways: 01305 854080
  • Creative Writing Group - Gillingham

    A creative writing group at Gillingham library.

    • Creative Writing Group - Gillingham: 01747 822180
  • Creative Writing Group - Shaftesbury

    A creative writing group at Shaftesbury library.

    • Creative Writing Group - Shaftesbury: 01747 852256
  • Crossways Knit and Natter

    A knitting and craft group at Crossways library.

    • Crossways Knit and Natter: 01305 854080
  • Dementia Adventure

    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
  • Disability Cricket - Ferndown

    Fun and enjoyable indoor cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome. £4 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
  • Dorchester Men's Shed

    Our shed is open to both men and women and we are based in Dorchester. We are a 'not for profit' organisation run by the members for the members to further friendships while working with wood.

    • Graeme Trinder: 01305 267722
  • 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
  • Dorset Blind Association - Blandford Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Blandford. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Bridport Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Bridport. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Ian Ibbotson: 01308 898484
  • Dorset Blind Association - Christchurch Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Christchurch. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Meg Loder: 07708 617231
  • Dorset Blind Association - Dorchester Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Dorchester. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Ferndown Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Ferndown. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Meg Loder: 07708 617231
  • Dorset Blind Association - Shaftesbury Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Shaftesbury. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Sherborne Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Sherborne. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Swanage Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Swanage. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 01929 421785, 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Wareham Social Club

    A social club for people with a visual impairment in Wareham. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Weymouth Social Eyes 18-65 Club

    A social club for people aged 18-65 with a visual impairment in Weymouth. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends.

    • Leah Cross: 07789 997620
  • Dorset Blind Association - Weymouth Social Group

    A social group for people with a visual impairment in Weymouth. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings. However, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share a joke and a coffee and feel safe in the knowledge that they are among friends. Meets on the third Tuesday of the month 2-4pm.

    • Bev Jones: 07801 654079
  • Dorset History Centre

    Looking for a heritage activity, talk or visit for your group or residents?

    • Dorset History Centre: 01305 250550
  • Dorset Lavender Farm Project

    The Dorset Lavender Farm Project started in 2011 as an empty field and barnyard at Fiddleford, which we've since built up into a care farm.

    • Jo O'Connell: 01258 471194, 07786 896135
  • 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
  • Durlston Country Park and Durlston Shed

    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
  • 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
  • Feel Better with a Book - Sherborne

    A reading group at Sherborne library.

    • Feel Better with a Book - Sherborne: 01935 812683
  • Ferndown Knit and Natter

    A knitting and craft group in Ferndown Library.

    • Ferndown Knit and Natter: 01202 874542
  • Ferndown Plus

    Ferndown Plus is a specialist dementia day opportunities centre providing a caring and supportive service to people with dementia. We also offer a range of activities and services to the wider community. These include professional entertainment (free of charge), hairdressing, a monthly carers group and a 'sitting service'. Please contact the centre for more details.

    • Ferndown Plus: 01202 894426
  • Fernhill Day Care

    Day care for people with dementia at the Fernhill Care Home in Ferndown.

    • Fernhill Day Care: 01202 651800
  • Fordingbridge Activity Group

    An activity group hosted by Avon Valley Dementia Support for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Our activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

    • Nicki Gordon or Gilda Newsham: 07900 006 988 or 01425 473 777
  • Fordingbridge Music Group

    A music group for people with dementia hosted by Avon Valley Dementia Support. Our activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

    • Nicki Gordon or Gilda Newsham: 07900 006 988 or 01425 473 777
  • 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
  • Friday Friends

    This is a fun and welcoming social group which is open to any age but attendees tend to be over 50. We have various activities, speakers and events - check our website for what is coming up.

    • Friday Friends: 01305 786043
  • 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
  • Friendship Clubs - Age Concern Christchurch

    Age Concern Christchurch operates a number of Friendship Clubs throughout the borough. The Friendship Clubs run from 2pm until 4pm.

    • Friendship Clubs - Age Concern Christchurch: 01202 488311
  • 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
  • Greenwood Club - Dorchester

    If you have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia you are welcome at our Greenwood Club. The group is supportive and friendly. We learn greenwood working skills, rural crafts and cook over open fires.

    • Jill: 07813 814875
  • H&H Care (Dorset) Ltd

    'Stepping into Adulthood with You'. H&H Hub is based in Wareham, but our community activities can be anywhere in Dorset.

    • Hannah and Hannah: 07894 008162
  • Harmonics

    An open-access harmony singing group in Weymouth.

    • Harmonics: 01305 776106
  • 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: 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
  • Highcliffe Dementia Social Group

    A social group for those affected by memory loss and their carers in the Highcliffe area.

    • Sally Palmer: 07541 331881
  • Highcliffe Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Highcliffe library.

    • Highcliffe Knit and Natter: 01425 272202
  • Highcliffe Plus

    Highcliffe Plus is open Monday to Friday offering day opportunities to people with dementia. We deliver a variety of activities that are interesting and fun as well as providing an opportunity to meet new people.

    • Karena Welham: 01425 278644
  • 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
  • Hope2Bake

    The aim of the Hope2Bake Project is to encourage people to explore and enjoy cooking and creating culinary delights, while also giving them a fun reason to get out of the house.

    • Hope2Bake: 01747 851397
  • Hope2Cycle

    Hope2Cycle is a charitable community partnership promoting cycling, recycling, health and wellbeing in the beautiful area of North Dorset and beyond.

    • Hope2Cycle - Shaftesbury Workshop: 01747 851397
    • Hope2Cycle - Sherborne Workshop:
    • Hope2Cycle - Bournemouth Shop: 07530 968506
  • Hope2Grow

    Hope2Grow is a social enterprise, a not for profit making business with a social conscience. We are a group of people in health and wellbeing recovery and have set up this enterprise to support our wish to work. Our aim is to help other people in the community by tending to and managing gardens that people are unable to manage themselves, and in doing so help ourselves.

    • Hope2Grow: 01747 851397
  • Island Community Action - Fit+ Exercise Class

    Features cardio and core muscle strengthening exercises with a 'hint of disco-ball.

    • Island Community Action - Fit+ Exercise Class: 01305 823789
  • Island Community Action - Forget-Me-Not Songsters

    We are a dementia friendly group where you can come along to remember your old favourite songs and learn new ones.

    • Island Community Action: 01305 823789
  • Island Community Action - Get Together Club Seated Exercise Class

    Gentle exercise to improve fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls.

    • Island Community Action - Get Together Club Seated Exercise Class: 01305 823789
  • Island Community Action - Osteocise Exercise Class

    A mixture of seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work run by Island Community Action.

    • Island Community Action - Osteocise Exercise Class: 01305 823789
  • Just Sing for All

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

    • Kelly Perry: 07738907782
  • Knit and Natter Club - Blandford

    For anyone who likes knitting, crocheting, sewing or embroidering, as well as spending quality time with others.

  • 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
  • Longmead Community Farm

    Longmead is a community farm offering day and residential courses/respite for families in crisis, in the form of farm based activities on a 6 acre small holding. Longmead offers a safe supportive rural environment to learn new skills, build relationships and self confidence to help deal with the challenges experienced in everyday life. Please contact for full details of charges.

    • Longmead Community Farm: 01258 837960
  • Love to Move

    A fun age- and dementia-friendly seated movement programme to music.

    • Katie Wilford: 07446 401838
  • Lyme Regis Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Lyme Regis library.

    • Lyme Regis Knit and Natter: 01297 443151
  • 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
  • Melodies for Memories (Age UK) - Beaminster

    Music has proven to be beneficial for retaining memory in later life. When memory is failing a person, they are very likely to be able to recall a familiar melody. Melodies for Memories is an informal and fun music group for anyone who enjoys music and is affected by memory loss.

    • Hilary Foggo: 01305 269444
  • Melodies for Memories (Age UK) - Chickerell Weymouth

    Music has proven to be beneficial for retaining memory in later life. When memory is failing a person, they are very likely to be able to recall a familiar melody. Melodies for Memories is an informal and fun music group for anyone who enjoys music and is affected by memory loss.

    • Hilary Foggo: 01305 269444
  • Memory Cafe - Blandford

    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 - Blandford: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Bridport

    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 - Bridport: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Christchurch

    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 - Christchurch: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Dorchester

    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 - Dorchester: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Ferndown

    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 - Ferndown: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Lyme Regis

    A Memory cafe in Lyme or Uplyme. The group will provide a supportive environment for people suffering memory loss and their carers. There will be activities such as music, singing, games, memory boxes, outings and talks. We would hope to also bring health care professionals in to provide support and advice to carers. If you are interested please contact us. We are also looking for volunteers, so please contact us if you can help.

    • Jane Thomas: 01297 443481
  • Memory Cafe - Shaftesbury

    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 - Shaftesbury: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Sherborne

    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 - Sherborne: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Swanage

    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
  • Memory Cafe - Verwood

    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 - Verwood: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Wareham

    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 - Wareham: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Weymouth

    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 - Weymouth: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Wimborne

    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 - Wimborne: 01202 764352
  • Mindful Cafe - Gillingham

    Mindful is a registered charity created to support local projects for older people (age over 65) with mental health problems and their carers and people of any age who have memory loss or dementia.

    • Barbara Turnbull or Sally Nutbeem: 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07910 663392 (Barbara)
  • Mindful Cafe - Stalbridge

    Mindful is a registered charity created to support local projects for older people (age over 65) with mental health problems and their carers and people of any age who have memory loss or dementia.

    • Barbara Turnbull or Sally Nutbeem: 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07910 663392 (Barbara)
  • Mindful Colouring - Christchurch

    Relax and unwind at one of our colouring sessions at Christchurch library. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and even a few minutes of mindful colouring can be uplifting. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Mindful Colouring - Christchurch: 01202 485938
  • Mindful Colouring - Gillingham

    Relax and unwind at one of our colouring sessions at Gillingham library. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and even a few minutes of mindful colouring can be uplifting. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Mindful Colouring - Gillingham: 01747 822180
  • Mindful Colouring - Sturminster Newton

    Colouring pens, pencils, pictures and puzzle books are available on a quiet table to help you relax and unwind.

    • Mindful Colouring - Sturminster Newton: 01258 472669
  • Mindful Colouring - Verwood

    Relax and unwind at one of our colouring sessions at Verwood library. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and even a few minutes of mindful colouring can be uplifting. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Mindful Colouring - Verwood: 01202 822972
  • Mindful Colouring - West Moors

    Relax and unwind at one of our colouring sessions at West Moors library. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and even a few minutes of mindful colouring can be uplifting. Put the day and time in your diary and come every week, or just drop by when you feel the need. Borrow books to take home, chat to our friendly staff and walk away relaxed for the day.

    • Mindful Colouring - West Moors: 01202 873272
  • Mindful Colouring - Wimborne

    Relax and unwind with mindful colouring available during our opening hours in the library foyer.

    • Mindful Colouring - Wimborne: 01202 882770
  • Mindful Marching On

    Mindful Marching On is a social activity group in North Dorset for men with memory problems, using electronic gadgets and gizmo's (e.g. Ten Pin Bowling, Golf, Tennis, Car Racing) to engage in fun and entertaining games and a great chance to socialise. Just come along and watch or join in.

    • Sally or Mike: 01747 852153, 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07504 821558 (Mike)
  • Moving Gently Together

    Sessions offering an opportunity for relaxation and movement whilst socialising and enjoying the company of others.

    • Moving Gently Together: 01258 480762
  • 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
  • Music for Memory

    A music group for people living with any form of memory loss including Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, their carers and friends.

    • Gemma Dixon: 07891 838969
  • 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)
  • Natural Choices Activities

    Natural Choices in Dorset aims to encourage and enable people to improve their physical health and mental well-being through different activities within the natural environment. Natural Choices includes activities such as mindfulness, Park Yoga, gardening, health walks and conservation activities.

    • Maria Clarke: 01305 264620
  • New Milton and Lymington Talking Newspaper

    We send out our free talking newspaper on USB memory sticks every Friday. You can also listen to our talking newspaper and talking magazines online on our website.

    • New Milton and Lymington Talking Newspaper: 01425 616361
  • Over 50s Club - Weymouth

    The club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month except August. Meetings start at 2.30pm and finish around 4pm. We have a raffle and lucky dip ball dip, check our website for details of what we are getting up to.

    • Over 50s Club - Weymouth: 01305 839579
  • Parkinson's Dance Sessions

    Funded by the National Lottery and run by ArtsLink Fizz! our free Parkinson's Dance is for people and their carers living with the challenges caused by Parkinson's and helps to support balance, movement, voice and independence while providing a friendly social weekly class with time for tea, coffee and talking after the dancing.

    • Parkinson's Dance Sessions: 01935 815899
  • Portland Connect

    Portland Connect is a day service for older people and is located in the Fortuneswell area on Portland.

    • Portland Connect: 01305 821337
  • 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
  • Pramalife Clubs and Groups

    Groups include Memory Lane to support people with dementia or memory loss and their carers, Sporting Memories for sports fans and Craft and Chat for those who enjoy crafting and want to make new friends and learn new skills.

    • Pramalife Clubs and Groups:
  • Purbeck Connect

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

    • Purbeck Connect: 01929 557746
  • Purbeck Workshop

    Our team at the Purbeck Workshop in Wool provide activities free of charge to those affected by cancer, their friends and families too.

    • Purbeck Workshop: 07757 776907
  • REACH Sports and Social Activities

    Run by the Dorset Mental Health Forum, REACH aims to encourage people into in a range of sports and social activities which then increase confidence, self esteem and social skills. All the sessions are fun, friendly and enjoyable for all abilities and fitness levels - the groups are all about taking part.

    • REACH Sports and Social Activities: 01305 257172
  • Reading Group - Blandford

    Reading group at Blandford Library.

    • Reading Group - Blandford: 01258 452075
  • Reminiscence Group - Christchurch

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

    • Reminiscence Group - Christchurch: 01202 127200
  • Reminiscence Group - Corfe Mullen

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

  • Reminiscence Group - Wimborne

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

    • Reminiscence Group - Wimborne: 01202 882770
  • Revitalise - respite holidays

    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
  • 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
  • Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind

    We are a social club for blind and visually impaired people living in the Ringwood and Fordingbridge areas.

    • Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind: 07849 794205
  • Rowan Cottage Social Club (Age UK)

    If you, or a friend or family member, feel that you would enjoy or benefit from spending a day or more a week with us in the day centre, give us a call.

    • Jane Carter: 01305 269444
  • 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:
  • Shaftesbury Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Shaftesbury library.

    • Shaftesbury Knit and Natter: 01747 852256
  • Shaftesbury Plus

    The service offers person-centred support to people with dementia to promote individuality and independence and to combat loneliness and isolation.

    • Shaftesbury Plus: 01747 854959
  • Shared Reading Group - Wimborne

    A reading group at Wimborne library.

    • Shared reading Group - Wimborne: 01202 882770
  • Sherborne Connect ('The Shielings')

    Day care is provided for older people who need help and support to continue living at home. This may be support to retain or regain independence or short term care to give carers a break.

    • Sherborne Connect ('The Shielings'): 01935 816321
  • Sherborne Knit and Natter

    A group in Sherborne where you can come along for knitting, sewing, crochet and company.

    • Sherborne Knit and Natter: 01935 508249
  • Singing for the Brain - Blandford

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Blandford: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Christchurch

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Christchurch: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Dorchester

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Dorchester: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Gillingham

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Gillingham: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Sherborne

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Sherborne: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Weymouth

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Weymouth: 0333 150 3456
  • South West Dorset Talking Newspaper

    The South West Dorset Talking Newspaper provides a weekly dose of local news and a talking magazine, free of charge, to people who are either blind or partially sighted. We serve the Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Dorchester, Sherborne and Blandford areas but we have listeners all over Dorset, in neighbouring counties and even further afield.

    • South West Dorset Talking Newspaper: 01305 783628 any Wednesday morning before 09.30. If we're not around, we'll return your call as soon as possible.
  • Southill Plus

    We provide a range of quality day services for clients with dementia with a quiet, calm and relaxing atmosphere.

    • Southill Plus: 01305 760402
  • 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
  • St Mary's Church, Weymouth - activities

    Here at St Mary's Church we have a wide variety of activities.

    • St Mary's Church, Weymouth - activities: Parish office: 01305 786043
  • stAbilty4U

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

    • stAbility4U:
  • Step Outside - Kingston Lacy

    Come and join us at our allotment gardening group for people with dementia and their carers.

    • Sarah Rampton: 01202 764352
  • 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
  • Strictly Fun!

    Performing Arts Day Opportunities for adults with additional support needs.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 826011, 07791 064474
  • Sturts Farm

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

    • Sturts Farm: 01202 854762
  • Sunshine Fitness - Weymouth

    A gentle and fun seated exercise class for those wishing to improve their physical mobility and wellbeing in a welcoming, safe and friendly setting.

    • Sally Hunt: 07738 987280
  • 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
  • Swanage Connect

    Swanage Connect is a day care provider in the centre of Swanage. We provide services for up to 20 people per day to older people and those who have conditions usually associated with aging. Staff are experienced, well trained and committed to providing excellent care to those that attend.

    • Swanage Connect: 01929 422804
  • The Boys Own Zone - Gentleman's Group

    We run excellent sessions for mature gentlemen to get together, discuss life, worlds' affairs, enjoy a game, a quiz or model making, plan a trip and much more.

  • The Brain Ticking Group

    An opportunity to get together with others, enjoy different board games, crosswords and many other options for cognitive stimulation. Making new friendships and keeping the brain ticking!

  • 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 Filo Project

    The Filo Project offers high quality day care in an intimate home setting in the community for small groups of older people. Our service supports individuals who are socially isolated, many experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss. In Dorset, we have services in Lyme Regis and Bridport.

    • The Filo Project: 0333 939 8225
  • 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 Greengage Project

    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
  • The Jolly Dollies

    We are widows of all ages who meet in local groups for social events organised by our members. Our main purpose is to get together, support each other, make new friends, chat and have fun with others who understand.

    • The Jolly Dollies:
  • The Lantern Community

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

    • The Lantern Community: 01425 460201
  • The Man Shed - Portland

    The Man Shed is a workshop for local men to meet sharing skills, memories and general camaraderie in an informal, welcoming atmosphere.

    • Colin Stott: 07736 204451
  • The Osborne Centre - Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The Osborne Centre is a place to meet for people with MS, their carers, volunteer helpers and supporters. Transport is arranged for the less able from and back to the surrounding areas. Lunch, coffee, tea and snacks are available at very reasonable cost. The garden is an ideal place to relax when the weather is kind or the quiet room when it is not.

    • Multiple Sclerosis Society - Bournemouth Branch: 01202 570300
  • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings

    Everybody welcome at our monthly dementia friendly screenings.

    • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings: 01929 550905
  • 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
  • Under Lanche Community Farm

    A community farm in Poundbury, Dorchester run by Transition Town Dorchester (TTD).

    • Under Lanche Community Farm:
  • 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
  • Verwood Friendship Club

    A social club for older people with guest speakers, entertainment and occasional outings.

    • Lesley Ralph and Anne Best: 01202 814059 (Anne) 01202 827457 (Lesley)
  • Verwood Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Verwood library.

    • Verwood Knit and Natter: 01202 822972
  • Walking Football

    Walking Football, a slower version of the beautiful game!

    • Walking Football: 01202 688277
  • Walking for Health - Christchurch

    A great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people.

    • Wilbert Smith: 01202 795088
  • Walking for Health - Dorchester Strollers

    The Dorchester Strollers is a voluntary led Walking for Health Group which aims to help people get outdoors and reap the benefits of being more active.

    • Maureen Hayward and Moira Pinder: 01300 341255 (Moira), 07771 623973 (Maureen)
  • Walking for Health - East Dorset

    A great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people.

    • Marc Thompson: 01425 479776
  • Walking for Health - Swanage

    Healthy walks for people in Swanage every Tuesday.

    • John Kirwin: 01929 481000
  • Walking for Health - Tollerford Practice Walking Group

    Gentle and free guided walks in Maiden Newton and Beaminster, led by friendly and supportive volunteers. Walking is a great way to improve your health, reduce stress and make friends. Enjoy a short sociable walk followed by tea and coffee at the Tollerford Practice GP surgery. All are welcome.

    • Barbara Evans: 07810 153012
  • Walking Netball - Bridport

    Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supported and friendly environment. A game of walking netball is for all ages and abilities and every session contains a gentle warm up.

    • Walking Netball - Bridport:
  • Walking Netball - Sherborne

    Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supported and friendly environment. A game of walking netball is for all ages and abilities and every session contains a gentle warm up.

    • Gemma:
  • Walking Netball - Weymouth

    Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supported and friendly environment. A game of walking netball is for all ages and abilities and every session contains a gentle warm up.

    • Walking Netball - Weymouth:
  • Walks with Wheelchairs

    A website totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for those that use a wheelchair.

    • Walks with Wheelchairs:
  • Wareham Craft and Chat

    A craft and chat group at Wareham library.

    • Wareham Craft and Chat: 01929 556146
  • Wareham Men's Shed

    Our Men's Shed is a communal workshop, which provides a place for guys to work together, to learn together, and have fun together. A cross between the Cheers Bar, the Generation Game, and DIY SOS.

    • Wareham Men's Shed: 01929 554758
  • Wareham Plus

    Wareham Plus is a day care provider in the centre of Wareham. We provide services for up to 30 people per day to older people and those who have conditions usually associated with aging. Our staff are experienced, well trained and committed to providing excellent care to those that attend.

    • Wareham Plus: 01929 554618
  • 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.

  • Wellbeing Walks - RSPB Weymouth

    Join us for this free fortnightly event at Radipole Lake in Weymouth, a chance to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a gentle stroll experiencing the sights and sounds of our nature reserve. This is a sociable event great for a healthy body and mind. This event is particularly suitable for anyone wanting to lose weight, recovering from illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The walk is also dementia friendly.

    • Wellbeing Walks - RSPB Weymouth: 07398 816490
  • Wessex Warriors Powerchair Football

    Wessex Warriors Powerchair Football Club aims to provide an opportunity for those with severe physical disabilities to play football.

    • Wessex Warriors Powerchair Football: 07880 495389
  • West Moors Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at West Moors library.

    • West Moors Knit and Natter: 01202 873272
  • 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
  • Weymouth Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Weymouth library.

    • Weymouth Knit and Natter: 01305 762410
  • Wimborne Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Wimborne library.

    • Wimborne Knit and Natter: 01202 882770
  • 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)
  • Younger 4 Longer - Exercise Classes for Older People

    A variety of exercise classes for older people in East Dorset, Purbeck, Weymouth, Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. We have classes to suit more able people as well as those with reduced mobility.

    • Younger 4 Longer - Exercise Classes for Older People: