Association of Residents of Canford Heath (ARCH)

Association of Residents of Canford Heath (ARCH)

With roots based in community development that grew from the 2012 Olympics, the Association of Residents of Canford Heath (ARCH) works to inform, involve and support a diverse community on a vibrant housing development created nearly 60 years ago.  ARCH’s main aims...
Access to Food Partnership

Access to Food Partnership

Our Community Heroes in the Spotlight are the award-winning Access to Food Partnership. This partnership between CAN, Faithworks, BCP Council, Public Health Dorset and other Voluntary and Community Sector groups has a mission to enable people to have easy access to...
International Women’s Day Community Heroes

International Women’s Day Community Heroes

For International Women’s Day, we’re sharing five incredible groups… Families and Babies (FAB) Dorset champion mothers’ rights to make informed choices about infant feeding and empower them to achieve their breastfeeding goals with: 12...
BPC Indian Community

BPC Indian Community

For many years Dorset has seen communities from India settle and make the area their home.  With India such a vast and diverse country blessed with rich variety in culture, language, food and religion, many small groups emerged, often based on the local area people...
Gail’s story

Gail’s story

Since retiring as a Headteacher, Gail has put her 42 years of experience in primary education to good use.  Her passion for doing something worthwhile led her to The HealthBus Trust, where her skills are helping people experiencing homelessness access healthcare, and...
Wired Therapy

Wired Therapy

Wired Therapy was founded by Liz Edge in 2018 as a response to the growing need for 11-25 year olds to have easier access to high-quality mental health support. They support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset through a creative, youth...
ASCape

ASCape

It was International Day of Disabled Persons on 3rd December and we’re featuring organisations who help local people with a range of different needs. ASCape makes a difference to neurodivergent children and young people by providing a range of accessible social...
Weymouth Waterside Community Forum

Weymouth Waterside Community Forum

Based in one of Dorset’s most disadvantaged areas, for over 15 years the Forum has run services and programmes supporting the local community from Park Community Centre, a fantastic facility at the heart of Weymouth’s Park District. Offering a warm space, activities...
Nigerian Community in Dorset

Nigerian Community in Dorset

Celebration and support are key to the impact achieved by the Nigerian Community in Dorset (NCD).  For over 10 years, a dedicated group of volunteers meets monthly to help build community bonds through events where people can connect, socialise and share experiences....