East Dorset Community Service

131 Barrack Road
BH23 2AW

01202 496 267

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We provide a variety of recovery focused activities, training and one-to-one support for people with mental health problems. Our service is based on an ethos of social inclusion, service user involvement and individualised support. Activities include peer support, healthy living, horticultural groups, Bailey’s Frames, groups and group work. Volunteering opportunities are available within the service.

Our carers support service offers one-to-one support, respite opportunities and a dynamic support group, which is greatly valued by individuals and the local commissioners.

How we help

We work with a person centered and recovery focused approach that is flexible and creative. Each person will be allocated a support worker, who will support the individual to meet the goals or support needs which have been identified in their individual support plan.

We work with a broad range of services and resources across East Dorset in order to provide a comprehensive support package. We promote equality of opportunity and value diversity. We encourage the people we support to get involved with our service user involvement meetings and through these to be fully involved in service delivery.

We pride ourselves on being flexible and adaptable to the needs of those who wish to access our services.

All our staff receive regular training and are dedicated and motivated in ensuring the best possible service for everyone we work with. We can provide support through personalisation by tailoring ‘Self Directed Support’ packages to meet individual needs.

Who we can help

Applications are accepted from people aged 18 and over who are experiencing a mental health problem who need or require support in the community. Referrals can be made by community mental health trusts in the East Dorset area.

Our values

At the heart of everything we do lies:

    • Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
    • Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
    • Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
    • Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.

Other links and useful information

Follow the link to Bailey’s Frames, our venture into social enterprise: www.baileysframes.co.uk
Follow the link to Bailey’s Online Learning, a local service user run group: www.baileysonlinelearning.com