This page serves as your resource for exploring what services we offer and how you are able to access them.
WECS was formed in April 2015 and provides care to both Residential and Nursing Home residents and to housebound patients living in Weymouth and Portland.
Healthy Living - Type 2 Diabetes
Healthy Living is a free online NHS service for people living with type 2 diabetes. It provides knowledge and information that will support you to manage your condition.
Mobile Urgent Care Service (MUCS)
The service is for patients who have an acute on the day need for a home visit who are frail, or becoming frail.
The club provides leg ulcer management, advice, treatment of lower leg problems in a social environment.
Ageing Well Clinic
Patients with a variety of different issues including frailty, poor mobility, falls risk and risk of recurrent hospital admissions will be invited to this clinic for a holistic review of their needs.
Helping you to keep your independence and other self help resources
Safe and Well visit
A Safe and Well visit is a completely free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to help keep our communities safer in their homes. Their Safe and Well provision is a good will advisory service to members of the public that meet their eligibility criteria. During a visit they carry out a room by room check to provide you with appropriate advice and support to keep your household safer from the risk of fire. They might also make recommendations, such as kitchen safety tips, how to improve the use of electrical items etc. Following their visit they may signpost you to other agencies or services to help you access the appropriate support that might be required.
Age UK provides a wealth of information, support and advice as well as helping to enable independence like exercise classes and combat loneliness.
Help and Kindness
Help and Kindness is about supporting the grass-roots projects and organisations that work in the community, and making a positive difference to the resilience, sustainability, and sense of inclusion for those who are carrying out this work. Contact them if you are looking for help in your area, they can put you in touch with local groups and networks, care services, advice and advocacy, activities, events, organisations and more.
Dorset County - Paragon integrated domestic abuse service
PARAGON (formerly You First) are a specialist team working together empowering change for individuals, families, and our communities. PARAGON is part of The YOU Trust and is their domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking team.
Substance Abuse - Dorset
REACH is a partnership between EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) and Essential Drug and Alcohol Services (EDAS). They have three hubs (Christchurch, Gillingham and Weymouth), and a number of satellite services, across the county where you can get support.
Dorset Supported Self-Management Service
Keeping healthy and feeling well often requires us to feel confident in ourselves and connected to our local community. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do, what’s available and how to connect to it.
The supported self-management service supports people with long-term health conditions to feel more confident in their ability to manage in everyday life.
Steps 2 Wellbeing
A free, confidential, NHS service for to people aged 18+. They provide a service across the county of Dorset and in Southampton for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery. As an IAPT service they accept self-referrals by web and telephone.
Young Carers - Dorset
Their support includes:
Providing respite and time out from your caring role, such as organising activities for young carers during school holidays
Signposting to any extra support that you as the young carer, or the cared-for person needs such as agencies
Acting as an advocate in school if necessary
Offering one-to-one support where appropriate
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
0800 074 8383
Public Health Dorset
Local Cancer support groups
Weymouth and Portland Breast Cancer Support Group
01305 785 202