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Julian House

Assertive Outreach Team who go onto the streets of West Dorset, Weymouth, Portland and Christchurch to help people off the streets. Referrals also through Street Link.

The Lantern, 2 Ranelagh Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JD

Phone: 01305 236585
Outreach: 07757 727016
[email protected]

Pilsdon Community

The Pilsdon Community offers a refuge to people in crisis, welcoming those from all backgrounds and walks of life. Periods of respite for people who may need space for recuperation in the supportive and caring environment of Pilsdon. The community also offers hospitality to wayfarers and people who are homeless.

Pilsdon Manor, Pilsdon, Bridport, DT6 5NZ

01308 868308
[email protected]

The Lantern Trust

To help and support services for vulnerable people to improve their life. Finding the next step and giving people encouragement to move forward.

2, Ranelagh Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JD

01305 787940
[email protected]

Street Link – report someone who is homeless

Help to end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with local services that can find the person and connect them to support.

0300 500 0914

Dorset Council

Free advice and assistance if you become homeless due to losing your home or being asked to leave.

01305 251010
[email protected]

You Trust

Helping people in communities who need care, support and advice due to poverty, homelessness, disability, age, ill health or abuse.

01329 825930
[email protected]

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Free, confidential and impartial advice. To help everyone find a way forward. Advice on money, benefits, housing, debt, employment, and more. Advice sessions 10.00am-3.00pm Mon-Fri.

45 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NY

03442 451291
[email protected]

Cupboard Love Food Bank – Bridport

Open between 11.30am—12.30pm every Wednesday. There to help when in need. Anyone can come and get one food parcel in an emergency once. Revisits will require a referral this can be sought by CAB.

St Mary’s Church, 56A, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN

Dorset Nightstop

For young single homeless people aged between 16-25. You will stay with volunteer host families on a night by night basis, who will provide you with a private room, food, washing facilities, and a listening ear if required.

01202 525643 dorset-services/ for-young-people/nightstop/
[email protected]


Providing information and support for people who are struggling with housing or homelessness.

0808 800 4444 (8am – 8pm Mon-Fri and 9am – 5pm weekends)

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services

Support for people to address drug and alcohol misuse, mental ill health and improve their health and wellbeing. Working in the South West across Dorset and Devon in the community and within prisons.

0800 233 5444
[email protected]

Chapel in the Garden – Community Fridge

Helping people in food poverty, open to everyone  to help themselves to food.  No referrals needed. Open Wed 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am—12noon.

Beaminster Food Bank

Families and individuals who need to use the Food Bank need to contact the Children’s Centre direct or be referred by organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, health visitor, school or doctor. Open Monday 10am-12noon, Wednesday 2pm-4pm and Friday 10am-12noon.

6, Prout Hill, Beaminster, DT8 3AY

01308 861030

Magna Housing

Helping people meet their housing needs. Working with local communities to help people solve their housing problems in Dorset and Somerset. Open 8.30am—5.00pm Monday to Thurs and 8.30am—4.30pm on Fridays.

Boldwood House, West Allington, Bridport, DT6 5BJ

Phone: 01305 216060
Emergency / out of hours: 0800 358 6025

First Point Dorset

Providing housing related support and guidance to people over 16 years of age facing eviction, rent arrears, court action and budgeting issues.

56, St Mary’s Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8PP

0330 123 2550 service/homelessness
[email protected]

Beacon Church

Help, support and guidance for people in need.

Beacon Church, Priory Lane, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3RW

01308 456031

British Legion

Eligible for help if you are serving, have served or are the dependent or carer of someone who has served in the UK’s Armed Forces. Offer financial aid in urgent crisis, help homeless ex-service people, advise on compensation claims, careers advice, home or hospital visits and more.

0808 802 8080 (8am – 8pm, 7 days a week)
[email protected]

Community Mental Health Team

Requires a referral from your GP. Providing a wealth of valuable services such as assessments, treatments, home visits, group and individual therapies. Based in Bridport Community Hospital 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

01308 421236

Harmony Drop In Centre

A friendly welcoming information service offering peer support, information, signposting and a variety of activities to people who are living with a mental health problem. Open 10am-2pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bridport Youth Centre, Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RL

07597 379290

Home-Start West Dorset

Offering advice and practical support to families (with at least one child under 5) who live in the Bridport area – home visiting parent volunteers.

Dorchester Youth & Community Centre, Kings Road, Dorchester, DT1 1NJ

01305 265072

Age UK

Advice and information for 50+ on social care, housing options, money and benefits and local information.

01305 269444
0800 055 6112
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