Age UK

Get help with loneliness

AgeUK provides local support services, workshops and resources to help you deal with and overcome loneliness. Support you if you feel lonely, have no one to talk to, lost your confidence in getting out and talking to people.

What can they do for you?

• Help you through the things that are contributing to your feelings of being isolated & lonely.

• Give you the opportunity to spend time in the company of others.

• You can meet and talk to other people and make new friends.

• You can even find out and get involved in other interests & activities in the local community.

• It will help you maintain your independence and enable you to find support information and services that will help you to stay in your own home longer.

How do they do it?

• A member of their team will be allocated to support you, and together, you will identify things that you can do to help yourself.

• You will work together with the support worker over a 12-week period, achieving short- and long-term goals which will be mutually set.

• The aim during that 12-week period is to help you get back into the community and regain your confidence in meeting other people and have new places to go and people to meet.

What benefits could you experience?

• You will have people who you can meet and talk to and maintain your independence.

• You will feel part of the community and, over time, less alone and more supported.

Where do they operate?

East Dorset, and for people who have become housebound or detached from community life through changes in life circumstances.

How to contact them or get there

You can contact them on 01202 530530.

Or you can visit their website Age UK Bournemouth, Poole & East Dorset

Age UK Bournemouth, Poole & East Dorset

Support Information for carers

Carers who feel that this service would be beneficial are asked to contact the organisers on 01202 530530 and discuss their concerns.

Bridgit is an online tool that allows people to explore free well-being, employment, finance and care advice and events, local and national support services, and training opportunities. People can also build their own ‘self-care plan’. It’s all available any time of day and without registering first.

Follow this link to access bridgit, Online Support (bridgit.care)

People who prefer not to or cannot go online can call Carer Support Dorset on 0800 368 8349 to discover the free support and help available.

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Carer Support Dorset can help you find the support you need for your caring role.

Freephone number for Carers: 0800 368 8349

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