Help & support

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Citizens Advice Bureau

03444 111 444
http://westdorsetca.org.uk/contact-dorchester
1 Acland Road, Dorchester DT1 1JW
Premises open:
Offering delivery/remote services:

  • All face-to-face appointments and home visits currently suspended
  • Contact by phone on 013444 111 444 or click here to email.
  • During the current crisis the telephone advice line will also be supported at the weekends from 10am–1pm.

Dorchester Community Kitchen


https://dorchestercommunitykitchen.org/
Storehouse Church, Cambridge Road, Dorchester DT1 2LR
Premises open:
Offering delivery/remote services:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • No referral necessary. This service is aimed primarily at carers & people in acute need. Please complete a form to sign up for support – which can be found on their website. They will then schedule a delivery to you.
  • Information and updates from the group can also be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DorchesterCommunityKitchen

Food Share

Liz Meech: 07798 586116
http://www.dorchestercommunitychurch.org.uk/ministries/food-share/
Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3DF
Premises open:
Offering delivery/remote services:

  • Professional referral only – via health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice and other local organisations. Referrals can be made over the phone to Liz on 01305 267171 or to her mobile.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Food will be delivered to recipients

Dorchester Food Bank

Tracy Hughes: 07554 983978
http://dorchesterbc.org.uk/food-bank
Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorcheseter DT1 1RR
Premises open:
Offering delivery/remote services:

  • Professional referral only – via health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice and other local organisations. If you were a previous voucher holder and have not been contacted by the Foodbank, please let them know.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Opening times for the Foodbank are Mon 12pm–2pm, Weds 10.30am–12.30pm, Fri 10.30am–12.30pm.
  • Food may be collected from the centre by the recipient or on their behalf. Delivery available as a last resort.

Dorchester Community Support Group

07562 389519
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dorchestersupport

Premises open:
Offering delivery/remote services:

Dorchester Community Support Group volunteers can help you with
  • Putting you in contact with useful Dorchester support groups
  • Shopping
  • Collecting of prescriptions
If you are lonely and would like to speak to someone there are volunteers who can call you for a chat. The Dorchester community is strong and there are lots of support groups and volunteers who would like you to know that you are not dealing with this alone. How to contact us: Call 07562 389519 or email us [email protected]