Day opportunities and activities

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

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  • 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
  • Art for All

    A friendly, all-inclusive art group for all adults.

    • Sharon: 07981 032619
  • 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
  • At Your Leisure Flower Arranging & Arts and Crafts

    A creative, personalised day provision for adults with learning disabilities.

    • Sandra Goodwin: 07875 349022
  • Boscombe Connect

    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 228500
  • Bournemouth Blind Society - Social Groups

    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 Gateway Club

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Crossways Knit and Natter

    A knitting and craft group at Crossways library.

    • Crossways Knit and Natter: 01305 854080
  • Dorchester Connect

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

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

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

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • 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
  • Fresh Talent

    Fresh Talent works with artists with learning disabilities to nurture their talent and put their work on show alongside other artists.

    • Fresh Talent: 01202 666428, 07973 858359
  • 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
  • Greenwood Club - Holton Heath

    Do you enjoy being outdoors and learning new skills? If you have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia you are welcome at our Greenwood Club. Come along to learn about conservation, 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
  • 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 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
  • Knit and Natter Club - Blandford

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

  • 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
  • Lyme Regis Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Lyme Regis library.

    • Lyme Regis Knit and Natter: 01297 443151
  • Lytchett Matravers Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Lytchett Matravers library.

    • Lytchett Matravers Knit and Natter: 01202 621281
  • 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
  • Moordown Plus - Specialist Dementia Service

    Moordown Plus is a specialist service, supporting people with medium to high level dementia, helping them to live well with dementia in a safe, secure, stimulating and supportive environment.

    • Moordown Plus - Specialist Dementia Service: 01202 228540
  • Muntsy's Community Care Activities Ltd - Dorchester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Clare and Michelle: 07866 853085 (Clare) or 07920 428039 (Michelle)
  • Open Doors Training

    Day provision for adults with learning disabilities.

    • Michelle Collier: 01202 466405, 07979 912852
  • Parkstone Connect

    Parkstone Connect in Poole is a busy centre providing leisure and learning opportunities for adults with disabilities.

    • Parkstone Connect: 01202 721590
  • Poole & District Phab Club

    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 Specialist Dementia Service

    Poole Plus supports clients with medium to high level dementia in a safe and secure environment.

    • Poole Plus Specialist Dementia Service: 01202 721722
  • Portland Connect

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

    • Portland Connect: 01305 821337
  • 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
  • Say So Create

    A creative day club for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. At Say So Create, we aim to provide an assortment of fun and engaging workshops where everyone can try new things, feel listened to and empowered to unleash their creative talents.

    • Say So Create: 07725 942609
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sturts Farm

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

    • Sturts Farm: 01202 854762
  • The Beehive Activity and Therapy Centre

    The Beehive Activity and Therapy Centre in Poole is a lively, well-equipped and social hub for adults with disabilities run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset's disability charity.

    • The Beehive Activity and Therapy Centre: 01202 739560
  • The Lantern Community

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

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

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

    • The Stable Family Home Trust: 01425 478043
  • Verwood Connect

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

    • Verwood Connect: 01202 828345
  • Verwood Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at Verwood library.

    • Verwood Knit and Natter: 01202 822972
  • Victoria Horticulture

    This dedicated Horticultural service in Branksome, Poole is aimed at adults with disabilities - we will provide unique learning experiences within our beautiful landscaped grounds.

    • Victoria Horticulture: 01202 763697
  • Wallisdown Plus

    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 228555
  • Wareham Craft and Chat

    A craft and chat group at Wareham library.

    • Wareham Craft and Chat: 01929 556146
  • 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.

  • West Moors Knit and Natter

    A knit and natter group at West Moors library.

    • West Moors Knit and Natter: 01202 873272
  • Westbourne Plus

    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 228560
  • 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