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Clubs and community groups

Clubs and community groups can help you to:

  • order food
  • make friends
  • get out and about
  • get help at home
  • find carers
  • apply for benefits

You can also call our adult access team. We can help to stop a situation from getting worse.

Phone: 01305 221016

Email: adultaccess@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Lunch clubs

Lunch clubs can be a great place to meet people.

To find lunch clubs near you, go to the Our Dorset Community Directory

Select:

  1. the place where you live
  2. staying well and healthy
  3. social clubs and groups

Meal delivery

You can order hot, frozen and chilled meals from local companies. 

To find a food delivery service near you, go to the Our Dorset Community Directory.  

Select:

  1. the place where you live
  2. help, care and support in the home
  3. mobile meals

Social clubs and activities

To find social clubs, hobbies and activities near you, go to the Our Dorset Community Directory.

Select:

  1. the place where you live
  2. community support and activities

Volunteer Centre Dorset

You can ask for a volunteer to keep in touch with you. It could be in person or over the phone.

Phone: 01305 269214

You can also request good neighbour services, such as collecting prescriptions or shopping.  

Silverline is a free helpline for older people. Call them on 0800 470 80 90.

Getting out and about

Some clubs provide community transport to their events. Find contact details for community transport in your area using Our Dorset Community Directory

Benefits

You may be entitled to money to help you to live independently in your home.

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) can help you to check that you are getting the right financial support.

Phone CAB Dorset: 0344 411 1444 

Alternative formats

We are committed to making our information and services accessible to all.  

If you would like this information in an alternative format, please contact us. 

Email: customerservices@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Phone: 01305 221000