Would you like a free entry in a new recycling directory for Dorset?

Does your charity or not-for-profit organisation need anything that people may be throwing away? For example for your fundraising (mobile phones, printer ink cartridges) or service delivery (craft items like corks or yoghurt pots)? If so you may like a free entry in a new recycling directory being produced by charity Ideas2Action on behalf of Dorset Waste Partnership called We Need That - DorsetRead more

Mental Health First Aid course - 29th Sept & 6th Oct

This course will help you recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues; provide help on a first aid basis; effectively guide others in the right direction towards support and improve self-awareness and understanding of own wellbeing.Read more

The Value of Small

The Value of Small is a new research report commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation that looked at the value and role of small and local charities. They found they offer a range of economic and social benefits and play a vital role in their communities and are calling for national and local action to protect, promote and develop smaller charities to sustain their distinctiveness.Read more

Voluntary Sector leader training workshop

Dorset Workforce Action Board are offering a dedicated workshop to help develop the skills of ten voluntary sector leaders. Most leadership workshops focus on changing behaviour. This is a unique opportunity to attend a local workshop which is based on changing and developing leadership mindset.Read more

Invitation - Integrated Transport Programme (ITP) Stakeholder Workshop, 17 July 2018

Feedback from extensive public engagement has highlighted that transport and healthcare accessibility is a significant challenge for some members of the community, especially those in rural areas. We are inviting key stakeholders to be involved in a full-day workshop on 17 July 2018 to explore what these services might look like and how they could work.Read more

Free Everyday First Aid training

Do you support older people in Dorset? Simple first aid action can make a crucial difference! The British Red Cross are committed to refusing to ignoring people in crisis and want you to learn simple Everyday first aid skills that could make a difference to a family member, friend or the communities you support.Read more

Small Charity Week 2018

Small Charity Week from 18th to the 23rd 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

Stepping into nature with Wellbeing Walks

Stepping into Nature provide sensory activities in the Dorset landscape for older people, those living with dementia, and their partners or carers. Wellbeing walks are held at Knoll Beach every Wednesday. Click to find out more details.Read more

Psychiatric liaison services review in Dorset

The NHS need your views and experiences of using and providing psychiatric liaison services in Dorset and are asking people to complete their short survey.Read more

ICO's GDPR update

The creation of the DPA 2018 is not an end point, it’s just the beginning, in the same way that preparations for the GDPR didn’t end on 25 May. Read more from the ICO's latest newsletter.Read more

Become a Dementia Friend Champion

Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage others to learn a little bit about dementia. Champions run Dementia Friends Information Sessions in their community and inspire others to help those living with dementia live well.Read more

Find out about carer support in Dorset

Carers Week looks at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own (www.carersweek.org).Read more

Different Strokes - meet others who have been affected by stroke

There are 100000 strokes in the UK each year with 1 in 4 happening to somebody of working age or younger. Different Strokes aims to promote independent stroke recovery and help these younger stroke victims reclaim their lives.Read more

Living well with memory loss and dementia in Dorset

The Living Well with Memory Loss in Dorset directory is now available from the NHS Dorset CCG website.Read more

Make Music Day - 21st June 2018

Make Music Day is an annual set of free music events taking place in venues and public spaces around the UK - from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres. NYMAZ is working with Make Music Day to take music to the countryside – we are encouraging music groups and individuals to take their music to the hills, mountains and beaches.Read more

Are you ready for GDPR?

Friday 25 May is the first day of a new era for data protection, as the General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, takes effect.Read more

Complete our survey here

Help us ensure Dorset's VCSE sector is not forgotten during the Local Government Reorganisation.We ask that as many organisations as possible complete this short survey before Friday 6th July so we can best represent your needs and views.Read more

ICO's May 2018 Newsletter

Friday 25 May is the first day of a new era for data protection, as the General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, takes effect. Find out the latest news from the Information Commissioner's Office.Read more

Be heard and have your say!

NHS Dorset CCG is reviewing physical health services for children and young people provided in the community. They're asking young people aged 16-25 and parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25 to have their say in an online survey. Feedback from other local stakeholders with an interest in the provision of health services for children/young people is welcomed too. Deadline is the 18th May.Read more

Could you be a Stroke Ambassador?

Stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable. Are you proactive and passionate about beating stroke? After training, could you give talks/ tell people about stroke at events and/or run/participate in Know Your Blood Pressure events?Read more

Stop Loan Sharks - funding available

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.Read more

Livewell Dorset latest news

LiveWell Dorset has flourished over the past three years as Public Health Dorset have partnered with Optum to pioneer this essential service.Read more

Discover Wimborne's Community Learning and Resource Centre

Discover Wimborne this April, join in the month long celebration of our wonderful town and all that happens within it and find out more about Wimborne's Community Learning and Resource Centre.Read more

Community-led Housing Training in the South West

Devon Communities Together as part of the Devon Rural Housing Partnership is providing Community Led Housing training in the South West, intended for people who can help champion and facilitate Community Led Housing (enablers, land agents, architects, planners, developers etc.).Read more