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  • Active Inclusion is the community participation team of Collaborate 4 Change. We support adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.

    • Andrew Lindup or Matt Taylor: 07501 456308 or 07875 401952
  • We are a small creative, innovative and friendly activity group for adults with learning disabilities (age 17+) in Christchurch and Bournemouth.

    • Sharon: 07981 032619
  • This group provides an opportunity for people to meet others with Asperger's to socialise and share ideas in a supportive and friendly environment. People do not have to have had a diagnosis to attend.

    • Autism Wessex - Bournemouth Drop-in Group: 01202 483360
  • The Barnabas Day Opportunities Service in Poole is a lively, well-equipped and social hub for adults with disabilities run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset's disability charity.

    • Barnabas Centre: 01202 739560
  • A low-impact exercise class designed to reduce the risk of falls run by Age UK Dorchester.

    • Better Balance Class - Dorchester: 01305 269444
  • A low-impact exercise class designed to reduce the risk of falls run by Age UK Dorchester.

    • Better Balance Class - Weymouth: 01305 269444
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bournemouth Blind Society offers a programme of social events. Each Monday and Thursday members enjoy chatting over a cup of tea or coffee during the morning, followed by a cooked lunch and popular afternoon activities.

    • Bournemouth Blind Society - Social Groups: 01202 546644
  • Bournemouth Blind Society run sports clubs for people with visual impairments.

    • Bournemouth Blind Society - Social Groups: 01202 546644
  • The Bournemouth Gateway Club is a social and activities club for adults 18+ with learning or related disabilities located in Winton, Bournemouth. We have a busy timetable, check our website or phone to see what's on.

    • Anna Reeves: 07872 627301
  • 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
  • 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 - Moordown Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • Enjoy gentle circuits and exercise with a qualified coach, followed by refreshments and a swim. Cost is £4 weekly subscription. The club is run by volunteers.

    • Brendoncare - Pelhams Energisers: 01962 852133
  • 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 - Poole Saturday Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • 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 - Strouden Park Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • An opportunity for older people to meet new friends and enjoy indoor kurling for fun, gentle exercise. The club is staffed by volunteers. Cost: £2.50 per session.

    • Brendoncare - Westbourne Weekend Kurling Club: 01962 852133
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Everybody welcome to our chair based exercise sessions. All abilities welcome.

    • Suzie: 01308 426390, 07900 864886
  • 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
  • Come along and try our dementia friendly fitness sessions at Ferndown Leisure Centre.

    • Dementia Friendly Fitness - Ferndown: 01202 877468
  • Fun and enjoyable cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome. Our club runs outdoor sessions April to September.

    • Joshua Courtenay: 07772 334072
  • Fun and enjoyable cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome.

    • Abbie Taylor: 01202 877468
  • 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.

    • Luke Tomlin: 01305 457007, 07763 280268
  • An indoor bowling group for people with a visual impairment in Bournemouth and Poole.

    • Judy Bannon: 07748 821009
  • Our team, the Dorset Demons meets twice every month to play goalball. Both visually impaired and fully sighted people are welcome to come along and play.

    • Judy Bannon: 07748 212009
  • We hold various dementia friendly events at Durlston Country Park. All these events are free but donations are welcome. Please check our website for details of dates of when the events are taking place.

    • Durlston Country Park - Dementia Friendly Events: 01929 424443
  • Day services and luxury first class accommodation for people with a learning disability in the New Forest. As well as day services, we also offer respite and residential stays.

    • Embley Care at The Laundry House: 02380 866544
  • Ferndown Plus is a purpose built facility for older people. Set in the heart of Ferndown we are very close to local shops and public transport. We offer a high standard of care and activities from our friendly, well trained and experienced team.

    • Ferndown Plus: 01202 894426
  • First Point 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 First Point Plus and in the community.

    • First Point Plus: 01202 451500
  • 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
  • A gentle class especially for people over 50 to improve your fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls.

    • Get Together Club Seated Exercise Class: 01305 823789
  • These gentle strolls look at the landscape using senses such as touch, sound and smells to enable those involved to discover the reserve. There are a couple of different style walks through the woodland, some are poetry focused whilst others are based more around the sensory experience.

    • Hardy's Birthplace - Dementia Friendly Walks: 01305 251228
  • A tennis session for people with learning disabilities.

    • Dave Sanger: 07812 676761
  • We support adults with additional needs in our activity day care. We provide a stimulating day service environment, for active adults, who are keen to be involved in indoor and outdoor activities. Cost: £50.00 per day, which includes lunch and refreshments.

    • Kate and Nigel Moore: 01202 242514 (evening), 07974 073591 (daytime)
  • Movers and Shakers offers women over 50 a unique chance to keep fit and be creative in a meaningful way. These creative contemporary dance sessions will improve physical skills and movement memory.

    • Lyn: 01305 263489
  • Sessions offering an opportunity for relaxation and movement whilst socialising and enjoying the company of others.

    • Moving Gently Together: 01258 480762
  • 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
  • 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
  • Northbourne Connect is a specialist Dementia Day Opportunities service based in Bournemouth. The service offers a warm welcome, calm and secure environment. We provide a wide range of activities within the centre and in the community. Our specialist staff enable people to remain active, independent in 'Living well with Dementia'.

    • Northbourne Connect: 01202 454749
  • Day provision for adults with learning disabilities.

    • Michelle Collier: 01202 466405, 07979 912852
  • A mixture of seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work run by Island Community Action. Osteo-cise is ideal for those suffering from joint problems including arthritis and osteoporosis.

    • Osteo-cise Exercise Class: 01305 823789
  • We create opportunities for adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties to increase their independence and social skills in and out of the community in the Poole area.

    • Jaime Hunt: 07961 042432
  • Parkstone Connect in Poole is a busy centre providing leisure and learning opportunities for adults with disabilities.

    • Parkstone Connect: 01202 721590
  • All are welcome to join us - those with disabilities along with non-disabled. Come along and make new friends.

    • Brian Knight: 01202 698896
  • Poole Plus for older people aims to promote independence and enhance the quality of life of those who attend.

    • Poole Plus: 01202 721722
  • Poole Sailability welcomes anyone with a disability to enjoy active sailing in a friendly club environment during the summer months on the beautiful waters of Poole Harbour. Previous sailing experience is not necessary. We aim to accommodate most disabilities, but you should be able to board a boat unaided, or with limited physical assistance.

    • Poole Sailability: 01444 390171
  • Baton twirling for wheelchair bound people of all ages. We meet on Friday evenings at Bradpole near Bridport.

    • Port Bredy Allstars - Wheelchair Baton Twirling: 07851 698835
  • A club for mature gentlemen in the Portland area. Come along and meet old and new friends.

    • Portland Old Boys Club: 01305 823789
  • Project Purple provides community based activities in and around Bournemouth for the over 55's. Courses and activities currently provided are yoga, energetic walking group, basic and intermediate computer courses, excursions and pub trips.

    • Project Purple - Age UK Bournemouth: 01202 530530
  • Purbeck Connect caters for adults with learning and physical disabilities including early onset dementia.

    • Purbeck Connect: 01929 557746
  • 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
  • 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
  • We provide a range of quality day services and work opportunities for adults with a learning disability, including those who have a physical disability.

    • Southill Plus: 01305 760402
  • Day services in Ringwood for adults who have learning disabilities. We support people to access many activities both inside and throughout our community. Come along to try activities and make new friends.

    • Spiral Blue Day Services: 01425 482774
  • 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
  • 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.

    • Caroline Drayson: 01929 422804
  • 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.

    • The Shielings Day Service: 01935 816321
  • The Stable Family Home Trust provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives.

    • The Stables - Family Home Trust: 01425 478043
  • 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
  • Walking Football, a slower version of the beautiful game!

    • Walking Football: 01202 688277
  • A great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people. The Health Walks are led by volunteer Health Walk leaders throughout Christchurch and East Dorset.

    • Marc Thompson: 01425 480811
  • 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)
  • Healthy walks in the Borough of Poole.

    • Chris Dear: 01202 261312
  • Healthy walks for people in Swanage every Tuesday.

    • John Kirwin: 01929 481000
  • 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 surgery. All are welcome.

    • Barbara Evans: 07810 153012
  • 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.

    • Karen Peaty: 07540 126594
  • A website totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for those that use a wheelchair.

    • Walks with Wheelchairs:
  • Wallisdown Plus is a specialist service, offering day opportunities for people with a learning disability. We offer a wide range of activities both on site and in the community providing person centred, goal led support. It is a service that is fun, welcoming, stimulating and safe.

    • Wallisdown Plus: 01202 456100
  • 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.

    • Caroline Drayson: 01929 554618
  • Well 4 Life is a day provision for adults with learning difficulties/disabilities in Parkstone, Poole.

    • Well 4 Life: 07780 876591 or 07939 849271
  • Join us for this free monthly 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • A variety of exercise classes for older people in East Dorset, Purbeck, 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:
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