We hope you will find the following information and websites useful.

POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Programme).  Information and advise for adults (over 18yrs).  Central contact number 01305 548111.  Local contact Barbara Turnbull  Mob. 07971 338339, e-mail wayfinderinfo@helpandcare.org.uk

DAG (Disability Action Group). Registered charity in Blandford hiring out mobility scooters and other equipment on a short term basis to disabled people in immediate need. Tel. 01258 268309, Mob. 07791 232 461

Scope. Scope is a charity working with disabled people in England and Wales.

Dorset Blind Association.  Services to make life better for people with sight loss and their families in Dorset. Service is based in Poole.  Tel. 01202 712865.  E-mail info@dorsetblind.org.uk

Salisbury Shopmobility.  Scooters, powerchairs, manual wheelchairs and shopper walkers available to hire to enable people with mobility difficulties to access Salisbury city centre. RADAR keys are available and there are toilets for the disabled.  Open 9.30am to 4.30pm monday to saturday, closed sunday and public holidays.  Tel. 01722 328068.  E-mail shopmobility@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Gillingham Area Car Link Scheme.  Run by volunteers to provide transport for people who find it difficult to use public transport in the SP8 postcode area.  Tel. 07599 311443. E-mail secretary.gavcls@gmail.com

Disabled Parking Badges.  Obtainable from Dorset Council.  Tel. 01305 224321.

The local Continence Clinic operates at Peacemarsh Surgery, Gillingham, on Wednesdays.  They provide assessment, advice, medication and management options.  This service can be booked either directly on Tel. 01305 259978 (leave a message on voicemail for callback within 2 days) or via your GP.  Appointments take 45 minutes initially, then follow up appointments take 30 minutes.  Other clinics are run at Yeatman Hospital, Sherborne.

The national Bladder and Bowel Community (B&B), Tel. 01926 357220 (leave a message for a confidential call back service).  They provide information via numerous leaflets and booklets.  NorDDiS have copies in their Continence Corner for your use.  Do come and look and learn something that will really help!

The Silver Line is a friendly phone line for older people, open 24 hours a day, on Tel. 0800 470 80 90.  For more information see their website.