SCHOOLS  PRIMARY Thorner’s C.E. V.A. Primary School, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410   Email:  Web site: Head Teacher: Jyotsna Chaffey SECONDARY The Sir John Colfox School, The Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT Tel: 01308 422291   Email:  Web site:  Head Teacher: Mrs Kay Taylor
POLITICAL SERVICES PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY FOR WEST DORSET Local Member: Dr Oliver Letwin Secretary: Mrs Angela Charles Email:; Tel: 01308 456891 DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL Local Member: Mr R Coatsworth, 2 Beaumont Avenue, Bridport Email:; Tel: 01308 422923 WEST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL Local Member: Mr T Bartlett, East Shilvinghampton Farm, Portesham, DT3 4HN Email:; Tel: 01305 871491
HEALTHCARE  DOCTORS Doctors N.H. Fowler, L Beale and D Smithers The Portesham Practice, Malthouse Meadows, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4NS Tel: Surgery: 01305 871468;  Dispensary: 01305 871988;  Website: 
The University of the Third Age is an independent national institution with local branches throughout the country. It aims to provide opportunities for those who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in regular employment to pursue and share skills, interests, knowledge and hobbies with each other. Bridport & District U3A offers a variety of educational, creative and leisure activities, with more than 50 groups including English Literature, Maths for Fun, Bird Watching, Poetry for Pleasure, Bridge, Italian, Music-making, Singing, Needlecraft, Book Groups and more.  In addition we hold Main Meetings on the fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month in the Bridport United Church Hall, featuring a guest speaker.  We have over 350 individual members, and new members are always very welcome. For more information, please visit 
The new LiveWell Dorset Service launched on 1 St  April 2015, providing information, support and onward referrals for weight management, smoking cessation, physical activity and alcohol. The service is open to anyone living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset over the age of 18. A team of specially trained wellness advisors will assess each person over the phone and provide brief interventions designed to support healthy behaviour choices. Where required, a programme of support will be offered to help people make and sustain changes to their lifestyle and signpost them to other services. How to signpost people to LiveWell Dorset  Give the patient (over 18 years old) an information card with details of LiveWell Dorset or simply tell them about the service Verbally advise that they call using the customer number: 0800 8401628 (Freephone) or local number 01305 233105, to find out more. Request a call back from LiveWell Dorset to someone that you are working with (with their consent), to access this support - call the dedicated provider phone line: 01305 233106 – and provide the name, contact details and reason for referral. If you would like some information cards to provide people with an ‘informal referral’ call on 01305 233106  or email Paula Bennetts at; Further information will be available in the coming months via @LWDorset and LiveWell Dorset on Facebook and (due to be launched over the next few weeks).  This will include more details about the services offered, training and the different ways you can engage with the service. LiveWell Dorset hope to signpost groups like yourselves, from the community and voluntary sector to people who are referred into the LiveWell service.  Therefore if you would like to have your information on our database so we can share your service / club / organisation with our customers then please let Paula Bennetts at Dorset Community Action know. Further information about LiveWell Dorset will be given at up-coming Community Lunches in your area.  There will also be the opportunity to find out more at the North Dorset Health Focused Lunch, details of which can be found on our website via
HOME SUPPORT Do you need a little bit of support to stay independent in your own home? Age UK Dorchester recognises that a little bit of help with day to day tasks can go a long way towards helping older people remain in their own homes for longer.  Some of the help our Home Support service can offer: Domestic support: Kitchen & bathroom cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, clothes washing, ironing, changing bed clothes. Gardening: Moderate pruning of trees, hedges and shrubs, planting and weeding, sweeping up leaves, mowing lawns, boarder edging. Other Support: Shopping, dog walking, de cluttering, assisting you with paperwork, filing, paying bills We do not provide: Personal care The service is currently available in Dorchester, Weymouth and surrounding areas and we are trying to expand to include the Bridport area. All staff are fully DBS (formerly CBS)  checked. The cost per hour for the service is £12.75 regardless of the tasks undertaken. Mileage for errands like shopping will be charged at 40p per mile. The minimum length of time we can provide is one hour. For more information or a chat about what sort of support you would like please contact Lucy or Carol on 01305 269444. Age UK Dorchester Reg. Charity No. 1142519
HOSPITALS DORSET COUNTY Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2JY Web site: Main Switchboard - 01305 251150 Other numbers and visiting hours depend on the ward or service unit concerned see:  Emails: Headquarters (Enquiries, Comments, Complaints, FOI)  /  PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) BRIDPORT COMMUNITY Bridport Community Hospital , Hospital Lane, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5DR Tel: 01308 422371 JOSEPH WELD HOSPICE Joseph Weld Hospice, Herringston Road, Dorchester, DT1 2SL Tel: 01305 215300 Web site:
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Dispensary Hours are from 8.30am until 6.30pm, closed between 1 and 2 pm.
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley