Click the links below to learn more about support available to you.

Support Services

Carers Support Services

Explore local and national information and support for unpaid carers.

Long Term Condition Support

Visit our Long term Condition page for support on specific conditions

Interpretation and Translation Services

Interpretation and trasnlations services are available for Pharmacy, Optometry and Dental Practices when treating NHS patients. 

Contact your surgery to book or call 0800 004 2000

Digital Support

Get help with using technology for your healthcare.

My Planned Care

Receive support and information while you wait for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery. This includes updates on waiting times and details about local services available to you.

NHS Health Checks

Information from Public Health Dorset about NHS Health Checks, including a list of providers.

Local support

LiveWell Dorset

LiveWell Dorset is a free health and wellbeing service funded by Dorset and BCP Councils. It supports adults who would like to make a healthy lifestyle change.


Steps2Wellbeing is a free, NHS Talking Therapies service for adults over 18 years old in Dorset and Southampton. 

Help & Care

Help & Care is a charity that provides person-centered support to people loving with long-term health conditions, carers and those who are isolated or housebound.

National Support

Self Care Forum

A national charity which aims to further the reach of self-care and embed it into everyday life. Self-care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.