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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 September 2016

We hope your summer has gone well. It’s time for the September Xchange Enews .

In this issue, you can find:

• An update on the developing Personal Assistant Register – LinkMeUp Dorset
• A reminder to take part in the survey for 15-18 year old activities
• An early mention of the DPCC Teenager2Adult Event coming soon.
• Information about the Changing Places scheme
• A special feature from Disability Grants about ‘bikes and trikes’.

Plus more features and our usual roundup of activities, support groups and things going on in Dorset that may be of help and interest.

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Your News

Artz+ Sportz+ Half Term activities brochure


The Artz+ Sportz+ Half Term programme brochure has now been released. Their booking line opens on Wednesday 21st September at 9am.

Click for more details, a copy of the brochure and booking line details.

Care Passport

Care Passport

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Dorset Parent-Carer Council

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Dorset Local Offer

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

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