Here are some links to web sites, where you can find more information, help and advice.

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Citizens Advice - free and confidential help with legal, money and other problems.

Borough of Poole

Borough of Poole - local services

and community.

Bournemouth Borough Council - local services and community.

Bournemouth People First

Bournemouth People First - people in Bournemouth speaking up.

People First Dorset - supporting people to speak up and lead change.

Dorset For You

Dorset For You - information on services

across Dorset.

Mencap - a charity for people with a learning disability and their families.

BILD - the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

GOV.UK - the web site of the UK government providing information and online services.

OUCH - a web site from the BBC about the lives and experiences of disabled people.

Diverse Abilities Plus - a wide range of services for children and adults.

Skills & Learning - courses for people over 16 years old.

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Poole Together Club

A club for people aged 16 and over.

Meets on Friday evenings at Parkstone Baptist Church, Lock Road.

Poole Together Club

Club 21

Club 21

A club for adults.  Meets on Thursday evenings and Saturday during the daytime at East Gate Lodge in Poole Park. Phone  01202 747846 for Thursdays and 01202 380321 for Saturdays.

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Everyone Active Leisure Centre: Poole (Dolphin)- swimming pools, a gym and exercise classes.

Everyone Active Leisure Centre: Rossmore - a swimming pool, gym, sports halls and exercise classes.

Access to Leisure and Learning - help with paying for some leisure and sporting activities.

Refresh Respite Breaks - respite holidays.

DotComUnity - a one-stop-shop for information.

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National Forum of People with

Learning Difficulties - makes sure that the Government hears what we have to say.

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Strictly Vitality

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Strictly Vitality - fitness for adults with learning disabilities - get yourself energised!

Phone Sarah O’Brien on 07931 515 570 or

Phone Ann Patch on  07963 232 887

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Learn My Way - first steps with computers and

the internet.

B Creative - come and enjoy doing Arts & Craft in our small and friendly class. Also have fun with Literacy & Numeracy games.

Every Tuesday 10.00am - 3.00pm. Kinson Community Centre - Sorry no wheelchair access.

Contact Lyn on 07812 112897  or email or Ann on 07963 232887 or email

B Creative!

The Intercom Trust - lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and communities in the south west peninsula.

Just4U - a day club for adults with learning disabilities. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm.

“Discover Dorset”, using buses and trains, local walks, arts and crafts, shopping, cookery, fitness and leisure, painting and decorating, DIY, literacy, numeracy and building confidence.

Phone Robin Woolrych on 07801 314 730 or 01202 594 442.

My life my care - Information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

Access Dorset - enhancing everyday lives in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

Useful links

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Fresh Talent - art - learn new things or improve your skills.  Get your work into exhibitions.

Free taster sessions.

Studio 2 printmaking - printmaking workshops at Holton Lee.


Lets Go Supported Holidays - Providing supported holidays for adults with learning disabilities.

After Dusk

Just4U After Dusk - join in a social activity every other Tuesday evening. Times are from 5.30pm to 11.00pm.

Phone Robin Woolrych on 07801 314 730 or 01202 594 442 for more information on dates and times.



A club for everyone - for children and adults, with and without disabilities.  Meets on Thursday evenings at the Seaview Day Centre.


Meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of the month at Alder Road Baptist Church.

Contact: Christine or Brian on 01202 721871.


Carers Forum

Carers Forum

Meets regularly at the Seaview Day Centre.

Contact: Amanda Wheeler on 01202 261039 or

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust - help with training and work for people with a disability.

Borough of Poole

Borough of Poole - all about Direct Payments.

PRO disability

Poole Rights Organisation on Disability -

help for people in Poole with Direct Payments.

Barclays - Accessible banking services.

Creekmoor Youth Centre Monday

A centre for young people aged 11 to 16.

Meets on a Monday evening.

Creekmoor Youth Centre Monday

Bournemouth Gateway Club

A social and activities club for adults with learning disabilities.

The Friendship Club

Social events open to people with learning difficulties to enjoy friendship and fun.

Men in Sheds

A group of men working on projects at their own pace in a safe, friendly and inclusive place.


Easy Health - for health information which is easy to understand.

Easy Health

Department of Health - for information about health and social care.

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries -

for information about common health problems.

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries Poole Hospital

Poole Hospital - all about Poole Hospital and

its services.

Health and Well-being organisations in Poole - a summary of the services offered in the Poole area.



Poole Housing Partnership - making better homes in Poole.

Poole Housing Partnership

East Boro - housing trust.

Stonewater - affordable housing to rent or buy.

National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries - plan a journey

by train.

Trainline - buy train tickets over

the internet.

National Express

National Express - coach routes, times

and prices.

Getting around - all about travel in the Poole and Bournemouth area.

Bus Pass - all your questions answered about bus passes by the Borough of Poole.



Well 4 Life - keeping fit, being healthy, feeling confident and being independent.

15 Days in Clay - opportunities to develop your pottery skills at Holton Lee.



Citizens Advice - free and confidential help with legal, money and other problems.



more - bus routes and times.

Yellow Buses - bus routes and times.

South Western Railway - train routes and times.


Traveline - plan a journey, by bus, coach

or train.

Eat well, be well - information to help you make more healthy choices about food.

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Care Quality Commission - checking up on health and social care in England.

The Silver Line - FREE 24 hour helpline. Provides information, friendship and advice to older people.
Poole Community Adult Learning Disability Team - a special team that only supports people with learning disabilities.

Everyone Active Leisure Centre: Ashdown - a gym, sports hall and exercise classes.

Active 3 x 30 - ideas for better health, fitness and well-being. Exercise referral scheme.

Poole Lighthouse - theatre, dance, music, film and exhibitions.


Ability Housing Association - housing and support for people with disabilities.

Help & Care - an affordable repair and maintenance service.

Looking for a home - flowchart for housing in Poole.

Borough of Poole

Link Me Up - a new Personal Assistant register for Dorset.


The BIC - shows, music, plays, ballet, opera, ballroom dancing and exhibitions.

Cineworld, Tower Park - find out what films are on and book tickets.

The Cinema Exhibitors' Association -

pay £5.50 for a card and take a carer to the cinema for free for a year !

Visit their web site for full details.

Poole Speedway

Poole Speedway - news and details of races.

Hollywood Bowl - ten pin bowling.

FREE Safe and Well visit - offered by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. A home visit to discuss safety, health and well-being

Easy News - The first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities......... and it is free!