Citizens Advice Central Dorset Projects

We have a variety of projects on the go including:

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Big4Littlemoor project

Providing advice to people living in areas of social deprivation.

Corton Hill Trust

Providing debt advice in North Dorset and Sherborne.

Cost of Living caseworker

Advice to help local residents in North Dorset to maximise their income.

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Dorset Macmillan Citizens Advice Service

Advice to those affected by cancer, including carers (mainly welfare benefits).

Energy Advice Project / Carbon Monoxide / BESN

Energy advice to vulnerable clients, including switching, dealing with fuel debt, maximising benefits, energy efficiency.

Dorset Employment Unit

Advice on the more complicated employment issues up to and including tribunal.

Gillingham – Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Advice to foodbank clients.

GP surgery Projects

Face to face advice to patients of GP practices:

  • Whitecliff surgery, Blandford
  • Bere Regis surgery
  • Cerne Abbas surgery
  • The Cranborne Practice (Cranborne & Verwood)
  • Crossways Health centre (The Atrium)
  • Pound Piece Surgery, Maiden Newton (Ammonite Partnership)
  • Portland Hospital (Royal Manor)
  • Puddletown surgery
  • Royal Crescent Surgery
  • Sturminster Newton Medical Centre
  • Bridges Medical Centre
  • Wyke Regis Medical Practice

Kushti Bok

Advice to members of the Gypsy, Roam, Traveller community.

Mental Health – inpatient
(Forston Clinic)

Inpatient based service to help break down the barriers for those with mental health problems seeking assistance at the Forston inpatient unit.

Money Advice & Pensions Service

Debt advice to local residents.

Portland Outreach Caseworker

Outreach service to Portland residents and clients of Portland and Westham foodbanks.

Portland Foodbank

Advice to foodbank Clients.

Westham Foodbank

Advice to foodbank Clients.

Rough Sleepers Initiative

Welfare Benefits & Debt casework focussed on homeless and potential homeless people.

Refugee/Ukrainian Resettlement Project

Support to Syrian/Ukrainian and Afghan refugee families.

Sturminster Newton – Vale Pantry

Advice to Clients of Vale Pantry.

Wessex Water

Supporting Wessex Water clients to pay their bills.