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

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  • 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
  • Explore a range of art mediums and techniques in these relaxed, friendly art sessions with professional Arts and Health Practitioner Pauline Stanley.

    • Pauline Stanley: 07729 829209
  • Boscombe Connect is a service for people of all ages and varying needs; people with learning disability, mental health issues, physical disabilities and older people. We promote independence and support people to work towards their individual goals and outcomes.

    • Boscombe Connect: 01202 452755
  • 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.

    • Mark Budden: 01308 422666
  • A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness. Volunteers benefit greatly from having purpose, meaning and structure in their lives, a crucial step in restoring self-esteem and dignity.

    • Cherry Tree Nursery: 01202 593537
  • A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.

    • Chestnut Nursery: 01202 685999
  • 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
  • A creative art group in Winterborne Whitechurch for people with physical or mental health challenges. Our group is a safe place where people are encouraged to be engaged in the arts and learn new skills.

    • Victoria: 07763 988508
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Green Island Holiday Trust provides supported holidays for people with disabilities.

    • Wendy Aubrey: 01202 375006
  • 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 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.

    • Nigel Pritchard: 01258 881233, 07500 417881
  • On the first Monday of each month we will be enjoying pictures, maps, documents or recordings and learning something new about the natural world and local artists.

    • Maria Gayton: 01305 228947
  • Learn new skills and prepare for work by growing fruit and vegetables for the local community.

    • King's Park Allotment Project: 01202 452755
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 01747 852153 (Sally), 07971 338339 (Barbara)
  • A Day Service for adults with learning disabilities who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 459598, 07791 064475
  • A Day Service for adults with learning difficulties who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 826011, 07791 064475
  • A Day Service for adults with learning difficulties who are working towards independence.

    • Sue Munts: 01305 459598, 07791 064475
  • 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 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
  • 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, 07788 312844
  • Shaftesbury Plus is run by Tricuro in the Trinity Centre. Its role is to support and enable older people to continue to live within the local community. We also provide a respite service for carers and their families.

    • Shaftesbury Plus: 01747 854959
  • Growing confidence and skills as well as flowers in Swanage - Greengage is run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

    • Katie Wilkinson: 01202 692033
  • The Man Shed is a workshop for local men to meet sharing skills, memories and general camaraderie in an informal, welcoming atmosphere.

    • Colin Stott: 01305 823789 (Island Community Action office), 07736 204451
  • Town Farm Workshop is an innovative project from Regard, we provide care and support to adults, young people and children with Learning Difficulties, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injury.

    • Town Farm Workshop: 01725 552992 or 0800 840 0313
  • A community care farm, open to all, in Lytchett Matravers.

    • Emily Hibbs: 01202 801808
  • 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: 01305 778313
  • Westbourne Plus offers a range of day opportunities to people with significant support needs related to their mental health. We give you the chance to do things you enjoy, mix with other people and get the support you need. This helps you keep well and live a fulfilling life. Activities take place at Westbourne Plus and in the community.

    • Westbourne Plus: 01202 451500
  • 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 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)
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