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Local Directory

Advisory Services / Helplines

Advisory Services

Age UK Rowan Cottage Day Centre, Dorchester 01305 269444 / 0800 169 6565.

Surgeries operate on the first Tuesday in each month, between 10.00 am and

12.00 noon at The RendezVous (under Cheap Street Church, Sherborne).

Citizens Advice Bureau Dorchester Branch 01305 262220; Sherborne Branch

01935 815681. Monday mornings by appointment at Cerne Abbas Surgery 01300

341666 (Help with form filling etc).

Healthwatch New watchdog for health and social care services 03001 110102

Memory Advisory Service 01305 269444

Social Services General Health & Advice Adult Social Care 01305 221016

Gateway Helpline 03003 437000. Providing signposting and support for older

people who may require information or activities to support health promotion and


Help and Care Helpline 03001 113303

Fire Safety Checks

You can sign up for a FREE Home Fire Safety check from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, online NOW! As part of our commitment to reduce deaths and injuries caused by accidental fires in the home, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service provide free Home Safety Checks. These involve a member of DFRS staff visiting your home and providing you with bespoke home safety advice on the use of candles, unattended cooking, electric blankets, overloading sockets, chimneys, low energy light bulbs and much more. We even fit or replace smoke alarms, if appropriate This is all free of charge with the aim of encouraging you to think about fire safety in the home. The new online form for requesting one of these Home Safety Checks can be found at www.dorsetfire.gov.uk. All you need to do is fill out the form with your name and address details and click ‘submit’. Our new PinPoint technology will analyse whether or not we can make your home safer and you will either receive a FREE Home Safety Check or Home Safety Information Pack, containing a leaflet on safety and an checklist for the home. In 2012, we attended 483 accidental dwelling fires or fires in the home. These could have been avoided if people were more aware of basic fire safety in their homes. Being aware of the dangers of fire and taking preventative measures could help save the lives of you and your family. Your home is full of potential fire risks; if you are aware of these risks you can ensure that you GET SMART and reduce the chances of a fire starting in your home. You can sign up now at www.dorsetfire.gov.uk or call 01305 252600.


Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555

Alzheimer’s Society 01305 259713

Childline 0800 1111

Community Alcohol & Drugs Advisory 01305 265635

Domestic Violence Helpline 01305 768999

Dorset Blind Association 01202 712860

Farm Crisis Network 01305 250977

Macmillan Cancer Support 0808 808 0000

Parkinsons UK 0808 800 0303

Rape Crisis 01202 547445

Relate 01305 268686

Samaritans 0845 7909090 and 01305 771777

Stroke Association 0303 3033 100 and 01308 898450

Victim Support Dorset 01258 453100

West Dorset Refuge 01305 262444

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