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Verwood Community Group


Are you 50 plus and wanting to make new friends?
Why not come along to the Verwood Heritage Centre on
the last Thursday of the month from 14:00 to 16:00 hours.
the cost is £1.50 which includes refreshments.

We are a friendly group who play games/chat and drink tea/coffee.
We also have other events programmed for the year.

For more information ring Lyn on  01202 827188
or Rose on  01202 820395




Could you be eligible for up to
30 hours of free childcare a week
for your 3 or 4 year old?



dorsetforyou.gov.ukAll parents get 15 hours of free childcare a week for their 3 or 4 year old, but some working parents can now get up to 30 hours free childcare a week.


To claim each parent must earn at least £120 a week. You can use the funding to pay for any childminders, pre-schools, nurseries, play groups and out-of-school clubs registered to the scheme.  


To see the full eligibility criteria, how to apply for January 2018, or to see when you can claim, visit dorsetforyou.gov.ukwww.dorsetforyou.com/30hours.


You can also contact Dorset County Council’s Family Information Service on 01305 221066.




Verwood and Three Legged Cross.

Can you spare an hour a week or fortnight
to visit or help someone who needs it in your community?

Could you help with small one off tasks such as 'change a light bulb', 'small sewing jobs', 're-tune a television', 'take rubbish to the tip', 'post a letter' or 'walk a dog'?

Or share a cuppa while having a chat?

A DBS check would be required for all volunteers.

If you are interested please contact Jackie Stafford (Co-ordinator)
on 07503634816 between 9am-5.00pm




Alzheimer's Society



Memory Cafe in Verwood.

Memory Café meets on the 2nd Monday of every month
from 11.00am–12.30pm at The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood BH31 7QE.

The Memory Café provides an opportunity for people with dementia,
their carers, family or friends to meet in a relaxed social setting. 
Refreshments are available and there are optional activities.

Contact:-  01202 764352 - or  07525 824893 or alison.adams@alzheimers.org.uk  



Age Concern


Elderly, maybe a bit lonely, maybe not finding it easy to get out; then why not join us at our Day Centre at the Bandhall, Moorlands Road for a change of scene?

 Teas, coffees, a two course lunch and a good chat and maybe a hand at cards etc, Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm. Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.

 If this is you, or you know someone who fits the bill, then give us a ring for more details.

We are also always in need of volunteer helpers , drivers and minibus escorts. .If you can spare an enjoyable and rewarding few hours on some Mondays and Wednesdays to suit you and would like to make a big difference to us and elderly people's quality of life and make new friends please give us a ring.

Gordon, 01202 813805  -  
Mark, 01202 821786  -  John 01202 822201




Verwood Senior Friendship Dining Club.


Invites all single Ladies and Gents to join them for regular
 local  dining events in and around Verwood. 
Why not take the opportunity to make som new friends
 or simply come along for an evening of fun and laughter.

For further info ring Jane on 

Maureen on 

01202 829007 or
01202 824383



Bournemouth and Dorchester

 Run a group called Melodies for Memories’ 
which takes place at several venues around the county.  


These fortnightly sessions give those people affected by memory loss, and their carers, the opportunity to meet others who share an enjoyment for music.  Music has been proven to be beneficial for retaining memory.  Sessions include activities such as warm up exercises, singing exercises, tongue twisters, group singing, instrument playing and discussion about music using questions and visual aids.  We aim to make the sessions as fun and informal as possible. It doesn’t matter whether those attending either as clients or volunteer helpers are musical or not, this is about promoting health and wellbeing for people with memory loss and equally for their carers.

 There is a ‘Melodies for Memories’ session run in Ferndown 
which is desperate for volunteers

If you are able to  volunteer then please :-

Tel:-    Stephanie Gordon, on 01202 530530  or
Email: Stephanie.gordon@ageukbournemouth.org.uk 
or write to:- 

Stephanie Gordon
Volunteers Administrator Age UK Bournemouth
700 Wimborne Road, Winton, 
Bournemouth, BH9 2

website www.ageukbournemouth.org.uk

‘Age UK Bournemouth’ is a working name of Age Concern Bournemouth, a charity and a company registered in England and Wales.  Reg. Charity No 1113294.  Company No 5401464



Most Sessions occur at:-
The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, BH31 7QE
normally on a Wednesday.
go to:- https://my.blood.co.uk/ 
for more information



Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club


New Members and Beginners 
(All Ages and Abilities) always welcome
to join our friendly club.

Join us on Thursday's from 2 till 5 p.m. or Fridays from 7 till 10 p.m.

At the Verwood Youth Centre, Howe Lane. Bowls are Available
 but please bring Bowling Shoes or Slippers.

Contact 01202 814588


Verwood and Surrounds 
Sociable Dog Walking Group

A new local group for people living around the Verwood, Woodlands, Ringwood, Alderholt or other nearby area’s has been set up to bring dog lovers together,  to make new friends—human and canine! If you are interested in joining us for monthly walks (mostly weekends)  then contact us via Facebook:


The Cinnamon Trust Needs You.
Registered Charity No 1134680

Dog Walking Appeal Verwood

 The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity formed to support the elderly and terminally ill and their much loved, much needed pets.

Volunteers help to keep owners and pets together either by walking a dog for a housebound owner, fostering pets when the owners need hospital care and even cleaning out a bird cage.

Unfortunately we have a shortage of volunteers in Verwood who are able to offer some much needed walks for a dear little 9 year old Yorkie. The Cinnamon Trust is desperate for volunteers in the Verwood area. If you can only offer an hour a week it will improve the dog’s quality of life so much and give the owner peace of mind.

If anyone can help please call Sally on 01736 758707

 Or email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk.                     Website www.cinnamon.org.uk.


Friends Wanted

Why not join us on our monthly visits to

 Poole Lighthouse to hear this brilliant orchestra.

Coach pick-up points through 
Verwood, Three Legged Cross, Ashley Heath & West Moors

Call us on 01202 824959 NOW For full information and 20012/13 programme




Over 50 and need safe transport to clubs, doctors, shops etc or for medical appointments. Volunteer Drivers can help. Clients will be asked for a small donation to be put into a provided envelope and can be cash or cheques payable to V.A.G.N. All drivers are CRB checked and can only handle the donation envelopes - not cash or cheques. Transport tokens are accepted

We ask for a donation according to the miles to be travelled. The donation covers payment to the driver of 45p a mile and the balance is to pay for our overheads
Ring on of the facilitators on 07593 373580 on a weekday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon to book a driver. Normally 4 days notice is required.
You can book up to 2 weeks ahead. Driver availability is not guaranteed but the 
Facilitators will try and match your requirements.




Dorset POPP

...a service that build resilience for people and theit communities.


  • Can you get transport to the Hospital or doctors?

  • Are you getting all the benefits you may be entitled to?

  • Is your home warm enough?

  • Is your house still suitable for your needs, are the stairs a problem?

  • Are you caring for someone and need support?

  • Would you like details of local clubs and activities?

  • Do you nee help with money problems?

  • Do you need help around the house or in the garden?

  • Have you got a smoke alarm and door chain?


Your local wayfinders have a huge list of contacts and information and can point you in the

 right direction for specialist help and advice about all of these questions and many more.


For FREE, impartial and confidential information contact:


Local wayfinders:-

Nick on 

07971 338624 or

Alan on

07971 338381.

General Contact


01202 946111 or 01305 548111



Wayfinders are part of Dorset POPP and managed by the registered charity Help & Care.


Verwood Area Fiftyplus Forum

An independent ACTION Forum for people aged 50 and over

Including Alderholt, Chalbury Common, Cranborne, Edmondsham, Horton, Mannington,
Three Legged Cross, Wimborne St. Giles and Woodlands

Forum Meetings are normally held every 3 months

at The HUB from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Refreshments are provided for a small donation, 
Want to know more about meetings? Contact Dave Hazel one 07793 988744 or Hilary Foggo on 07891 351766 .

Problems getting to the meeting? The Good Neighbour Scheme may be able to help. Call 07825 206058


Library books Delivered to your door 
for FREE 
by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers.

If you find it hard to get to the library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, at regular intervals by volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service.

We offer a wide range of fiction as well as information books on country life, cookery, travel, biography and other popular subjects.

Large print books and talking books are also available.

Visits are usually every three weeks and all volunteers carry identity cards.

For more information please contact 

the Royal Voluntary Service on  01305 236666, 
e-mail: maria.jacobson@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk 

or Dorset Library Service on 01305 225000
e-mail: dorsetlibraries@dorsetCC.gov.uk 




Music Grants for Older People

The Concertina Charity makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. 

The trustees of the charity review applications on 31 January, 30 April, 30 June and 31 October.


Age Concern Dorchester - (Registered Charity No. 204974)

Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, DORCHESTER. Dorset. DT1 1PW

Tel/Fax: 01305 269444

E-mail: forums@acdorchester.org






Verwood Food Distribution Centre

a satellite of the Ringwood Foodbank

Verwood Distribution Centre

The United Reformed Church

1A Manor Road

Verwood Dorset

BH31 6DS



Emergency food for local people in crisis


Below is a list of referral agencies where you can have a chat about your crisis and pick up a Food Voucher that you can use to redeem food from the Verwood Distribution Centre.


goto http://ringwood.foodbank.org.uk/contact for more info



  • Your local Doctors surgeries in Verwood or Cranborne

  • The Verwood Town Council

  • Police Constable Support Officers

  • Action for Children (Children's Centre at the Hub)

  • Dorset County Council Adult & Community Services (Penny's Walk, Ferndown.

  • CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau (Ferndown & Wimborne)

  • Bus Stop Club (Turbary Resource Centre, Trickets Cross, Ferndown)

  • Synergy Housing.

  • The Salvation Army (Verwood), Verwood Family Church, 

  • United Reformed Church (Verwood) & 

  • Verwood Road Evangelical Church (Three Cross)


There are more agencies being recruited and will be added to the list, For more information 
call 01425 600134 between 09:30 a.m. & !2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays or email:  info@ringwood.foodbank.org.uk 



11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays


When the distribution Centre is closed you can still redeem your voucher and receive an Emergency Food Parcel from the Trussell Trust shop in Verwood or the Trussell Trust shop in Ferndown but only during their opening times.


Registered Charity Number 1152574





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