Going Online? Some useful resources to help with your skills and learning
Places to go in Dorset to get help going online – Resources for finding out where you can go in Dorset to get support and advice about using computers and the internet. This site lists places across Dorset where existing groups and support is available, but if that does not suit you, you can request support for yourself or someone else to get help with digital skills. We will match you with one of our Digital Champions in your area.
Dorset Skills & Learning – A resource delivering high quality professional learning and training across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset.
LibrariesWest – A consortium of libraries across the Wessex region, including Dorset and Poole, where members can access any library item within the network.
Purbeck U3A – University of the Third Age promotes active learning and social activities to older people.
Wessex authorities providing resources
for digital education in Dorset:
Care and Advice Resources – Helping Older People
Help and Care – Facebook page of Non Profit Organisation on Facebook. Based in Pokesdown, Dorset.
My Life My Care – Information and advice resource about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
Dorset Advocacy – As an independent charity, Dorset Advocacy is able to offer advocacy which is free from conflicts of interest.
Holton Lee – A wellbeing discovery centre. With a focus on disabilities and mental ill-health, Holton Lee run a diverse holistic programme promoting physical, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing.
The Purbeck Workshop – Non-profit making trust dedicated to providing creative escapes to those touched by cancer within the Dorset area. Based in Wool, they provide a variety of craft activities and events for those with or recovering from cancer, as well as their family members, friends and carers.
Purbeck Mobility Ltd – Supplying a range of equipment for an easier life, from mobility scooters to household gadgets.
Diverse Abilities – Dorset’s disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.
Local Information, History and Facilities
Corfe Castle – Visitor Information and guide to the village and local attractions.
Citizens Advice (CAB) Purbeck – Purbeck Citizens Advice is a local charity offering free, confidential, impartial information and advice.
Dorset News and Blogs
Dorset County Libraries Blog – News and events for Dorset libraries.
Recycle for Dorset Blog – Ideas on recycling and hints and tips to save money and help the environment in Dorset.
Disabled in Dorset – Facebook page for items on sale to assist disabled and vulnerable people.
Bournemouth Echo Purbeck News – Bournemouth Echo’s online news from around Purbeck.
Google Maps – Wessex Digital business listing on Google.