Promoting the invaluable work of local voluntary and community groups

Local charities, large and small, make a phenomenal contribution to our area – we estimate around £158 million a year to the local economy, and that’s before we think about the families they help and the lives they change for the better. The impact of their work in our communities is clear to see but they can also face challenges. CAN are here to champion and support them.

We’re moved to share their stories and successes and give them a much deserved shout out across our social media and website.

We’d like to champion many groups each month, but can only chose one. We usually work around a theme or special day. If you’d like to be considered please contact Hannah Rees – Hannah.Rees@can100.org who will talk you through the quick and easy process.

Wired Therapy

Wired Therapy

Wired Therapy support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset through a creative, youth centred approach.

ASCape

ASCape

ASCape make a difference to neurodivergent children and young people by providing a range of accessible social activities led by the children’s own needs and interests.  This includes access to the first specific after-school provision for Autistic children in the West Dorset area.

Sex With A Difference

Sex With A Difference

SWAD enable disabled people, their partners, and carers, to access services relating to intimacy and sexuality, which includes sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Hope For Food

Hope For Food

It’s World Food Day on 16th October and Community Action Network have voted for Hope For Food to be our Community Heroes in the Spotlight.

The Story Works

The Story Works

Community Action Network select The Story Works as their Community Heroes in the Spotlight for September.

The Chatterboxes

The Chatterboxes

Our theme for Community Heroes in the Spotlight this month is International Youth Day, 12th August. Our winners are The Chatterboxes.

SEDCAT

SEDCAT

Providing affordable, accessible and safe transport services to those with mobility issues

ACTS FAST

ACTS FAST

Supporting families impacted by child sexual abuse, sexual assault and indecent images of children