Information and support to help you manage your condition.
NHS choices (opens in a new window) has information about specific long-term health conditions.
We have information about health condition support groups in our directory.
Livewell Dorset (opens in a new window) is a free service for adults who would like support to change their lifestyle. They have information to help you to stop smoking, increase your physical activity, manage your weight and reduce your alcohol intake.
Turn 2 Us (opens in a new window) can offer grants to help you towards the costs of essential household items, equipment or training courses.
A personal health budget (opens in a new window) is an agreed amount of money to pay for your NHS healthcare and support needs. You can use a personal health budget to pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment.
If you use NHS continuing healthcare you could be offered a personal health budget. Speak to your GP or healthcare team if you think a personal health budget might help you.
Books on prescription
Reading Well Books on Prescription (opens in a new window) can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are available to borrow from your local library.
Memory loss and dementia
We have more information about memory loss and dementia.
We have information and advice about mental health problems.
Information for carers is available if you are caring for someone with a long term health condition.
Future care planning
Even if you don't need support at the moment, start planning for your future care now.
We have information on financial care planning.
End of life care
We have information if you are approaching the end of your life.
You may also like to look at these related pages:
Eligibility criteria You may be eligible to receive financial support from the council if you have savings or investments (available capital) of less than £23,250.
Advocacy An independent advocate helps you to express your views and concerns, access information and services, explore choices and options and defend and promote your rights and responsibilities.