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Older People - Information and Resources

Poole Well-Being Collaborative

The Poole Well-being Collaborative has being carrying out sterling work since it was set up last year.
Its role is to support, particularly the more vulnerable members of the community, by not only making it easier for them to have access to information and advice services, but also to identify gaps where residents might benefit from new services or community development. Currently, they are working in Poole Town and Canford Heath as well as in the Newtown and Alderney areas and one example of the various projects they have set up is the new sewing group at
New Orchard Café which is aimed at reducing isolation amongst older people.
In recognition of the need for better access to information about services and activities, the Collaborative has been collating details about community resources that, until now, were widely dispersed e.g. information relating to befriending services and transport schemes. There is also information on lunch clubs and resources for helping to tackle poverty in the area. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list for their monthly e-newsletter, contact Judith Bacon on 07824 137780 or by email  


Poole Dementia Action Group
click here for an update on what has been happening towards Poole High Street becoming dementia friendly.   click here   for dates and time of FREE TRAINING available for anyone who comes into contact with people with memory loss and dementia.  click here  for Dementia Friendly High Street leaflet.    
Poole Forum Safer Spaces
click here for details if you are interested in joining the 90+ shops and businesses who are already part of the Safer Spaces scheme ;  exists for people with learning disabilities to recognise somewhere safe to go should they feel unsafe, lost, in danger or unwell.   FREE training provided on request.     
FREE Streetwise tour for Older people
click here for details on the interactive tour around the unique life-size safety village;  sympathetic Safety Guides discuss obstacles and the problems older people face in the home and on the roads.  Free tour includes tea and biscuits at the end!      
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