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LinkMeUp Dorset is live from 1st August 2016

Link Me Up

The new online Dorset Personal Assistant Register is now online. The register is there to make finding a Personal Assistant (PA) quicker and easier. You can search by location, availability, experience and support offered. You can also look at P.A.'s personal profiles with details of their skills and interests and even advertise your own specific care and support needs.

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Xchange ENews October 2016 and half term supplement

As the nights start to draw in, it’s time for the October Xchange Enews and a half term activities supplement.

In this issue, you can find:

• A reminder about the DPCC Teenager to Adult information event at the start of November
• Great Max Card news with Pecorama offering free entry!
• The Autism Wessex ‘My Life with Autism’ event on 25th October.
• A new feature on Autism Friendly church services at Shillingstone
• The Dorchester SEND youth club is looking for new members for their Saturday club

And more…. with adverts from activity providers, support services and groups and clubs and groups.

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Coping with Chaos - activities


Coping with Chaos have sent us details of their latest activities taking place over the October half term and beyond including soft play sessions and their highly regarded and popular Open House sessions

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Dorset Local Offer

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