• BCP Council: Adult Social Care Information – Download this fact sheet

  • BCP Council: Volunteer in Bournemouth – Helping your local community could benefit you too

  • Care Quality Commission : The Commission is the independent regulator of the NHS in England and it publishes a range of information on the quality of services provided by the NHS, including annual performance ratings for all NHS trust.

  • Coeliac Support: 1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease. We work to improve their experience of healthcare, ensure their gluten-free diet is easy to manager and drive research which delivers new solutions to the problems of living with the condition.

    Download this leaflet for more information: Coeliac Support

  • Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch & Pool: Worried? Need Advice? – Get free advice from experts. Have you thought about helping your community in this way? Are you looking to volunteer? We are always looking for volunteers for various roles

  • Department of Health National Health Policies, guidance and campaigns

  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG): Littledown Surgery is part of the Dorset CCG

  • Dorset For You: Veterans Support – Services available for Armed Forces Veterans and their families. As the transition back to civilian life can present real challenges for some people, we have listed the support available in Dorset for ex-service personnel (also known as veterans*), their families and carers.*Veterans are defined as anyone who has served for at least one day in HM Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Navy Seafarers and Fishermen who have served in a vessel at a time when it was operated to facilitate military operations by HM Armed Forces.

  • Dorset MIND: – We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem in Dorset gets support and respect. Due to COVID-19 all of our support groups are now running online via the platform Zoom. Each support group is focused around improving wellbeing and supporting positive mental health. We have created an online group timetavle for you, click on the link below:Dorset Mind Online Groups Timetable

  • F.A.S.T – The Stroke Association has funded research into FAST – the Face Arm Speech Test – used by paramedics to diagnose stroke prior to a person being admitted to hospital. By diagnosing the possibility of stroke before reaching hospital, it is possible for appropriate referral to a stroke unit to be made as quickly as possible

  • Healthier Together: provides useful information and resources for parents and carers of young children, to ensure they receive the ‘right care at the right time from the right person’. Click on the image above to find our more

  • Macmillan Cancer Support:No one should face cancer alone. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. Find out how we are going about it.You can download the following leaflets for further information:

    > Cancer signs and symptoms> The cancer guide> Helping with the cost of cancer> What to do after Cancer Treatment Ends

  • My Health My Way: is a support service to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to tackle symptoms such as immobility, breathlessness, anxiety or daily pain. Download this leaflet for more information and contact details:My health my way

  • My Life My Care: Following the creation of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, the My Life My Care website will now cover the BCP area. My Life My Care is a free of charge website owned and managed by the BCP Council. The website provides information and advice about adult social care topics and the services provided by the local public, private and charitable orgaisations.

  • Med Info: – provides free easy to understand medical information and advice

  • NHS England: – Health Information for England only, including how to find a local service in your area

  • Patient UK:  – The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease.

  • The Steps to Wellbeing Service: this is a free, confidential NHS service for people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset and in Southampton for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP Surgery.

Age UK:

Help the Aged – Age UK provides a wide variety of services in your local area including: Day services/lunch clubs, footcare clinics, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and more, click on the link above to find out more.

Dementia and Memory Loss

Please click below to download this leaflet:

Lasting Power of Attorney

Make, Register or End a Lasting Power of Attorney. Click on the link below for further information:

Victim Support

Victim Support: – In Dorset, there are a number of ways a victim can receive updates on their crime or receive practical or emotional support. If victims do not wish to engage with the police, they do not have to. The services available are free and open to anyone who has been a victim of crime.

Contacting Victim Support:
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
Weekdays – 9:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Bank Holidays – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Contacting Dorset Victims Bureau:
Lines open Monday to Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm.

If calling outside of these hours an answer phone service is available and your message will be picked up the next working day.

Email: [email protected]
Or call Dorset Police on 101 and ask for the “Victims’ Bureau