Help & Care

Help and Care is a registered charity working with older people, carers and communities. We are here to provide you with information and advice that will enable you to make decisions and find support that is right for you. Check out our website or call our helpline to find out how we can help you to take control and make choices that will help you to live life the way you want to.

Help & Care

Our services

Help and Care plays a number of roles both nationally and locally. We provide a range of services to local people and work closely with communities. Our services include:

  • Dorset Information Gateway
  • Help and Care Housing Options service
  • Dorset Information Gateway
  • Returning Home from Hospital
  • General Advocacy
  • Carers Services
  • Volunteering
  • Community Works
  • Dorset Short Break Service

An example of the work we do

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Help & Care

Key people & contact details

  • Mark Sharman is our Chief Executive
  • Peter Munns is our Director of Operations
  • Marianne Storey is our Director of Development
  • Heather Martin is our Volunteer Co-ordinator

Help and Care, The Pokesdown Centre, 896 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6DL

  • Telephone: 0300 111 3303
  • Email: contact@helpandcare.org.uk
  • Text phone: 01202 416047
  • Website: www.helpandcare.org.uk

News about us

Helpers Required for Research
Help and Care is currently undertaking some exciting research with Bournemouth University.

  • We are looking to research what older people (specifically those who pay for their own care) need from local support services.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about this issue to get involved with the research by either taking part in a small focus group and/or sitting down with the lead researcher for an informal chat about the topic.
  • The results of the research will be used by Help and Care to formulate and introduce a new support service which will help older people who pay for their own care to enhance their outcomes.
  • By taking part you will be making a valuable contribution to local community!

If you are interested in getting involved, or want to find out more about the research, please contact Richard Aylmore – Lead Researcher on 0300 111 3303 or e-mail him at: richard.aylmore@helpandcare.org.uk

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