Our Community Learning & Resources Centre

It's Community Centre Week 2019. Here is some of what goes on at our Community Learning and Resource Centre (ClaRC) in Wimborne. Read more

Well being is everyone's business - give us your thoughts on priorities in Dorset.

Your local NHS and councils are planning how to improve health and wellbeing in Dorset for the next ten years, and want to hear your views on how best this should be done. Read more

Latest Care Quality Commision newsletter

Monthly update for local public stakeholders interested in health and social care Read more

Re-commissioning of Special Care Adult and Paediatric Dental Services

Feedback from all stakeholders needed for the re-commissioning of Special Care Adult and Paediatric Dentristry Services by NHS England South East. For anyone with an interest in the service please complete the survey - closing date 29th July. Read more

Project Officer Vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity to support the administration and delivery of a community needs led training and drop-in service called the Helping Hands project, being delivered as part of the ‘Big 4 Littlemoor’ Big Local funded Project. Read more

Your Community Space

On the 20th June Dorset Community Action hosted it’s first ‘Your Community Space’ conference. This was a conference for the people and organisations that run the buildings that matter to our communities. Read more


Small Charity Week from 17th to the 22nd June is all about celebrating small charities and all that they do. The week has an inspiring programme of how to big up your small charity and promote the amazing work they do. Read more

The future of the Post Office Network

Stakeholders have outlined the challenges facing post offices in a one-off an oral evidence session to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. Subpostmasters warned that post offices are at risk as operators are facing falling incomes and higher costs. Read more

Age Concern North Dorset

Age Concern North Dorset is an independent charity providing services for the over 50’s. The main office is based in Sturminster Newton and it supports the town and the surrounding villages. Read more

Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund

The Autumn 2018 budget announced that, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls. The grant funding will be managed by ACRE on behalf of Defra with support from the ACRE Network. The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities.... Read more

Find out more about how GP Practices are working in today's NHS

To find out more come along to a patient networking event on 8th & 9th May. Read more

Measuring the quality of our Dorset

Help develop a tool to measure people's experience of health and care services in Dorset. Read more

Age Concern Ferndown & District

Age Concern Ferndown and District helps many elderly people with a vital weekly lunch club. Sadly advancing years can herald a lack of social interaction and regular contact with friends and neighbours. Age Concern Ferndown and District bridges a gap that exists for these often lonely individuals. Read more

Picnic in the Park event

Grab a picnic for the 'Picnic in the Park' event on Sat 4th May, 11am - 3pm at Durlston Country Park Swanage. Get outside and boost your well-being. The free event also includes 'Give it a Go' activities in Nature. Read more

£3 million grant for village halls

On Friday 5 April Nottinghamshire MP Robert Jenrick and Defra Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner launched a £3m grant for the improvement of village halls. Read more

Green Island Holiday Trust

Every summer the Green Island Holiday Trust organises six one-week supported holidays for people with disabilities who live in Dorset and Hampshire. The holidays provide an opportunity to meet new friends, explore new places and have lots of fun whilst enjoying a varied programme of activities and outings. Read more

Standing as a local councillor

In May 2019 residents across Dorset will be electing their councillors for the new Dorset Council. This new unitary council replaces the previous County, District and Borough Councils. Read more

Dorset Life on film

A new celebratory show of old Dorset films from the archive of Windrose Rural Media Trust at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, 6th April 2019 at 7.30pm. Read more

***NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND PRESS RELEASE*** Supporting Dorset's Community owned buildings - Village Halls, Community and Youth Centres

Dorset Community Action is very pleased to announce that they have been successful in securing £9,590 of grant funding to develop needs led, specialist support for volunteer managers and trustees responsible for Dorset’s community owned buildings, which include village halls, community centres and youth clubs. Read more

Dorset Women's Week 2019 - some inspirational women

Two of our member organisations WAND and PIKILILY and also SOUND KITCHEN, a pop-up vegan cafe now based at CLaRC, our community centre in Wimborne are run and supported by some truly inspirational women. Read more

Music for Dementia 2020 - new website launched

This new website is a hub of information promoting the power of music for people living with dementia. It details the benefits, outlines the different musical activities available and gives clear advice on how to make music a part of the daily lives for people living with dementia. Read more

Funding available from Wessex Water Money Matters Fund to support debt prevention

Wessex Water believes in helping people to understand financial matters and take effective decisions regarding money. Wessex Water is working with Quartet Community Foundation to administer Wessex Water Money Matters grants for activities that support financial capability and money management projects for people who face financial difficulties. Read more

The PIER Partnership

Do you use health or social care services or care for someone who does? Your real-life experiences could help our students and researchers. Read more

INVITATION to the next #WeHeard event

INVITATION TO THE #BeHeard #WeHeard CO-DESIGN EVENT ON 22nd February 2019. Read more