POLITICAL SERVICES PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY FOR WEST DORSET Local Member: Chris Loder Contact at his Westminster address: House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Phone: 0207 219 3912 Email: chris.loder.mp@parliament.uk Website: https://www.chrisloder.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisloder Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisforwestdorset/
HEALTHCARE DOCTORS Doctor: Nevil Fowler, Louise Beale and Debbie Rose The Portesham Practice, Malthouse Meadows, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4NS Tel: Surgery: 01305 871468; Dispensary: 01305 871988; Website: www.porteshamsurgery.co.uk
HOSPITALS DORSET COUNTY Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2JY Web site: http://www.dch.org.uk Main Switchboard - 01305 251150 Other numbers and visiting hours depend on the ward or service unit concerned see: http://www.dch.org.uk/visitors/index.html Emails: Headquarters (Enquiries, Comments, Complaints, FOI) / headquarters@dchft.nhs.uk PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) PALS@dchft.nhs.uk 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: http://www.weld-hospice.org.uk
Dispensary Hours are from 8.30am until 1.00pm and 5.00pm until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Closed between 1 and 2 pm.
SCHOOLS PRIMARY Thorner’s C.E. V.A. Primary School, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410 Email: office@thorners.dorset.sch.uk Web site: www.thorners.dorset.sch.uk Head Teacher: Mike Sitch SECONDARY The Sir John Colfox School, The Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT Tel: 01308 422291 Email: office@colfox.dorset.sch.uk Web site: http://www.colfox.org/ Head Teacher: Mr David Herbert
Local Member: Mr Mark Roberts, Pineapple Cottage, Salway Ash, Bridport, DT6 5HZ Email: lucullas.luccas@virgin.net; Phone: 01308 487866 Mobile: 07850 250860
a village in the Bride Valley Litton Cheney Dorset
A new service to help those caring for people across Dorset launched on Thursday 21 November, 2019, Carers Rights Day. Carer Support Dorset has been established to give information, advice and support to all age, unpaid carers across the county where the person cared for is over 18. In response to feedback from carers over the last few years, Carer Support Dorset will be a central point of contact, whether by phone or through the website. Carer Support Dorset will be able to signpost or refer onto a wide range of existing support available for carers. This could include issuing a carers discount card, local carers’ cafes, funding streams and referring to funded services from the local authority through a carers assessment. Based out of Ferndown, Carer Support Dorset covers the whole of Dorset and offer a Freephone number (0800 368 8349) with a friendly team at the end of the line ready to support you, as well as extensive information on the website www.carersupportdorset.co.uk. Judy Walker, Chief Executive, Carer Support Dorset adds: “Carers play an extremely important role and often don’t receive the recognition or support that they deserve. We are delighted to be launching Carer Support Dorset and are looking forward to working with carers, charities and other organisations which promote better support for carers. We’d urge carers to get in touch with our service from 21 November onwards.” If you think that you are a carer, contact Carer Support Dorset from 21 November on 0800 368 8349 or visit www.carersupportdorset.co.uk to find out more. Interviews Interviews are available upon request. Please contact emmak@carersupportdorset.co.uk to arrange. About Carer Support Dorset Support Dorset’s aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported. Carer Support Dorset is commissioned by Dorset Council and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. About Carers Rights Day Carers Rights Day takes place on 21 November with the aim of ensuring carers are aware of their rights, letting carers know where to get help and support and to raise awareness of the needs of carers. On Carers Rights Day hundreds of organisations across the UK hold an event or activity for Carers Rights Day to help people in their community find out about their rights as a carer, and where to go for support. Emma Kirkup Communications Carer Support Dorset emmak@carersupportdorset.co.uk 01380 908058 Ext 378
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Carer Support