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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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Xchange ENews August 2016

The August 2016 Edition of our popular Xchange Enewsletter is now available.This months newsletter has two important front page items.

1. There is a new survey about activities for 15-18 year olds.The results will help in the design and provision of services in the future. You can take part online.

2. The New online Personal Assistant register (LinkMeUp Dorset) goes live on 1st August 2016. The service will help many families find and recruit a suitable P.A. quickly and easily.

Plus all our usual features and adverts with activities, clubs and organisations working with and for children who are disabled or have additional needs.

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Artz+ SportZ+ and Coping With Chaos Summer Brochures now available


The Artz+ SportZ+ Coping with Chaos Summer Brochures are now available offering a huge range of varies activities over the summer holidays

Click below to find out more.

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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