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Dorset Short Breaks

Short Breaks

What are Short Breaks, how do you find out about them and who provides them. Discover much more.

Dorset Max Card

Dorset Max Card

Free to all children registered on The Xchange, a Dorset Max Card provides discounted entry or benefits at a wide range of venues.

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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February 2017 Enewsletter

February 2017 Enews

The February edition of our newsletter is now available. This issue has an update on the Avon Heath country park scheme where Xchange members took part in a valuable survey to help design the new play area and other features. Plus more on the new Carers Card and lots of information around activities, support and training.

Your News

Short Break survey report for 15-18 yr olds plus Artz+ Sportz+ Christmas 2016 and February 2017 brochure now available

Short Break Survey Report for 15-18 year olds. Following the survey in late 2016, the report is now available. You can access a copy of the full report ( it's not very long so don't worry!) using the Read More link below.


Artz+ Sportz+ joint Christmas 2016 & February 2017 brochure.

Booking line for both periods opens on Wednesday 16th November at 9am To book, call 01305 252266 (9am – 5pm) Please leave a message as directed and they will get back to you asap! Bookings for both Christmas and February half term can be made on 16th November.

Care Passport

Care Passport

The easy way to tell organisations about your child’s needs. Save it, print it, email it and change it as you need.

Dorset Parent-Carer Council

Your local parent-carer forum. Run by parents for parents and providing a strong voice for Dorset families.

Dorset Local Offer

The County Council’s free source of information for Special Educational Needs and/or disability services.

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