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Our nurse-led service provides support to people across Dorset with bladder and bowel problems. We offer telephone advice and support to parents and carers of children aged 4 to 19 years old with continence problems. Depending on the circumstances, we are able to offer support…
We aim to: help people adjust to living with sight loss; reduce isolation; develop skills and confidence for independence; maintain mental and physical well-being. Our practical services include equipment and advice; a help desk; life skills and employment support, transcribing to audio and braille, sight…
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01202 712865
Fax: 01202 681178
E-mail:
info@dorsetblind.org.uk
Website:
www.dorsetblind.org.uk
Address
17 Bournemouth Road, Lower Parkstone,  Poole,  Dorset,  BH14 0EF
The Community Credit Scheme – supporting adults (over age of 16) with learning disabilities into volunteering. Community Credits are all about building community spirit and empowering individuals to help them share their skills and improve health and wellbeing. The scheme supports people with learning disabilities…
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01305 269214
E-mail:
communitycredits@volunteeringdorset.org.uk
Website:
www.facebook.com/
Address
Volunteer Centre Dorset The Coach House,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1EF
The STEM Bursary Fund has been set up by Superior Seals The Superior STEM Bursary Fund has been set up by Superior to support disadvantaged young people aged between 16 and 25 on STEM courses. Young people applying must be residents of a specific area…
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01202 670815
E-mail:
grants@dorsetcf.org
Website:
www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org/
Address
Dorset Community Foundation The Spire High Street,  Poole,  Dorset,  BH15 1DF
The Alternative Provision and Exclusions team arrange educational provision for those children who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to attend school, including: children who are permanently excluded from school, those at risk of permanent exclusion, children who are unable to attend school…
Area:
Dorset
Website:
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/.../exclusions-and-alternative-provision.aspx
Address
Children's Services County Hall,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1XJ
Find guidance on financial support for students, including: Trust funds, other trusts, funding for able and gifted pupils, grants for expenses and School clothing grants. All helping children and young people to reach their full potential to access education and training.
Area:
Dorset
Website:
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/.../financial-support-for-students.aspx
Address
Dorset Council Children's Services,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1XJ
Local Offer
The Hearing Support Service (HSS) works with children and young people with mild to profound hearing impairments. The Vision Support Service (VSS) works with children and young people with mild to profound vision impairments. Both services have a team of specialist advisory teachers with qualifications…
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01305 228300
E-mail:
cs-servicesupport@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Website:
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/.../hearing-and-vision-support-services.aspx
Address
Schools and Learning The Hanham Centre,  Hanham Road,  Wimborne,  Dorset,  BH21 1AS
Find all information on school transport in Dorset, including: how to apply, renew or appeal school transport, routes and timetables, travel passes, school buses, transport updates and disruptions, SEND transport updates and disruptions, safety route information, personal travel budget eligibility and how to get in…
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01305 224537
E-mail:
dt@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Website:
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/.../school-transport
Address
Environment and the Economy Dorset Council County Hall,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1XJ
Run by parents and carers of deaf children for deaf children and their families. Provides information, support, grants and equipment to schools, hospitals and individuals. Regular meetings, organised events and outings.
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01202 571089
Mobile: 07765 304968
E-mail:
info@dorsetdcs.co.uk
Website:
www.dorsetdcs.co.uk
Address
9 Oakland Walk, West Parley,  Ferndown,  Dorset,  BH22 8PF
Support and information for parents and dyslexic individuals, befrienders and meetings. Ring the National Helpline for dyslexia information and advice surrounding dyslexia issues on 08452 519002.
Area:
Dorset
Telephone:
01305 266492
E-mail:
horne80@btinternet.com
Website:
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
Address
133 Hillside Road, Corfe Mullen,  Wimborne,  Dorset,  BH21 3SE