Useful Links & Local Services

Red House Museum 

Tuesday Strolls

Taking place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, these organised walks, meet at 10.30am at the Red House Museum.

These gentle walks start and finish at the Museum, where hot drinks and refreshments provided following the walk.

Walks take between 30 – 40 mins and you set the pace.

During the stroll, we will stop and safely chat about some of the interesting and curious features in Christchurch’s historic environment, helping you discover more about the unique heritage of the area.

Walks are dementia-friendly and designed with people with carers in mind, but is open to all who would benefit from a gentle stroll in the company of others.

Walks are free and led by trained volunteers. Donations always welcome.

Booking advised. To book or to find out more, please phone 01202 482860. You can also book online by visiting the website https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/red-house-museum-and-gardens.

Location: Red House Museum and Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU


   

This service is open to anyone living in the area who needs support with employment & training, careers advice, health issues, money & budgeting and in need of general wellbeing guidance. There will be qualified professionals available to talk to residents from

Highcliffe Medical Centre

Ansbury Careers Guidance

Employment & Training Support Sovereign Housing

Christchurch & East Dorset Council

Local Dementia Support Group

BH23 Drop-in will be on the first Wednesday of every month from 9:30am to 12pm.

Health, Wealth & Wellbeing at Somerford ARC, 20 Southey Road, Somerford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2EH


Health Resources Leaflet For Parents

We know that sometimes parents are unsure which health care resources are reliable and available. Please click this link to view a leaflet that was put together by Wessex LMC listing local resources that you may find useful. Health Resources Leaflet for Parents



My Life My Care

Following the creation of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, the My Life My Care website will now cover the BCP area.

My life my care is a free of charge website owned and managed by the BCP Council. The website provides information and advice about adult social care topics and the services provided by the local public, private and charitable organisations.

https://www.mylifemycare.com/


Healthier Together

Improving the health of children and young people

It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!

The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.

Most importantly, the resources are used not only by parents but also by healthcare professionals. This means that your child is likely to receive consistently high quality care, irrespective of which healthcare provider you take them to see. And their advice is likely to mirror that on the Healthier Together website. Reducing unnecessary variation improves the overall quality of care and reduces the parental anxiety that inconsistent advice generates

Please visit their website https://what0-18.nhs.uk/

                                           


The Peoples Pantry is based at Somerford Youth and Community, Bingham Rd, Somerford, Christchurch and will run every Friday morning.

The project is aimed at anybody living locally who struggles to manage financially, and would benefit from access to ten items of food per week for a membership of £3.50. You don't have to give any specific personal financial details, but do need to fill in the application form

Cancerhelp
cancer help
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Macmillan Cancer Support cancer backup
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it


Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind  
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Sense Sense  
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities

Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.

Relate
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

MS Society MS Society
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.cancer help



 
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