Links to local networks and organisations

Poundbury Patients is in touch with many organisations in and around Dorchester that may be able to offer you help and support in a variety of ways. Some are voluntary groups or charities. Some are self-help groups. Others are linked directly to local NHS services.

We will be highlighting the work of these groups as our website and newsletters develop but, in the meantime, you might like to consider the organisations below as a starting point

Please remember that we are unable to endorse any of the organisations listed. You need to make your own decisions about how appropriate they are to you and your family and we would recommend that you speak with your GP before moving forward.

Help and Kindness

Help and Kindness was launched in November 2019 after 18 months of consultation and research.

The project brings together information about all kinds of help and support that are available to people living and working in Dorset. Other organisations can upload their details onto the Help and Kindness website.

Dorset Pain Management Service

01305 363019

Group programs covering a number of topics are delivered by an interdisciplinary team of experienced health care professionals including Psychologists, Physiotherapists, OTs, Pain Nurse and Peer support.

Dorchester Carers Group

01305 269073

Covering West Dorset, this is a support group for carers in Dorchester.

It also offers informal signposting and advice on request. The service offers daily respite attendance to support carers.

If you would like to see other organisations included on the Poundbury Patients list, please send your suggestions to us at

[email protected]

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