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Need support? Together We Can, our COVID-19 community response helpline, is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for people in vital need of food and essential household items. Phone 0300 123 7052. (Please be aware that the Together We Can Helpline and BCP Crisis Payments Helpline are closed on Bank Holidays.)

Help and Kindness 

Help and Kindness (opens in a new window) is a project to bring together information about all kinds of help and support available to people living and working in Dorset.  Their aim is to make it easier to get help, easier to give help, and easier to work together to build projects that make Dorset an even better place to live.  They work with residents, the private sector and community/voluntary sector to help improve everyone's well-being, independence and sense of community across the county.

Love food hate waste - visit the website to find out more about how to manage food, make sure it lasts as long as possible and waste less:

Age Concern North Dorset now offer a doorstep service to pick up shopping and prescriptions - Sturminster Newton and surrounding villages. Call 01258 475582 for more information.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue are offering safety and well-being advice over the phone

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue can provide free information during a 10- to 30-minute phone conversation at a time to suit you. Topics covered include cooking safely, testing smoke alarms, what to do in the event of a fire, keeping children safe, and identifying support you might need. They can also discuss ways to improve your health and well-being. In high-risk situations they may deliver or fit free smoke alarms. To find out more, call 0800 038 23 23 or visit .

Help with laundry

The Ironing Service is offering a free collection and delivery service on orders costing a minimum of £10 for anyone who is struggling to get their laundry done, in particular bedding and towels. Go to or contact 01202 386426 or


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