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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, Dorset and Poole.

Superfast Dorset – This project is working to roll out faster, more reliable broadband connections to Dorset premises by the end of 2017.

Learning Pal – Skill&Learning’s Virtual Learning Environment Resource (VLE).

Learn My Way – A handy resource making digital online learning easy. Internet basics

Wareham Library – Discover Purbeck Information Centre. Digital Champion venue, most Mondays; South Street, Wareham, Dorset. See Wessex Digital schedule.

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:

Purbeck District Council - PlanningDorset County Council Resources

Resources in the Borough Of Poole

Bournemouth Borough Council Resources

Care and Advice Resources – Helping Older People

Dorset POPP – The Dorset Partnership for Older People Programme, providing information signposting for the over-50s.

Help and Care – 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 Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Purbeck – Leading the way in Purbeck, having established an integrated Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Forum which includes Dorset Police Purbeck Section, Purbeck District Council, social care, community representatives and other local NHS organisations.

Dorset Advocacy – As an independent charity, Dorset Advocacy is able to offer advocacy which is free from conflicts of interest.

Computers4Carers – Computers for full-time carers in Dorset. Resources for carers.

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. On Facebook.

Harlequin Care – Dorset charity providing support ranging from shopping, cooking, cleaning, and personal care, to support in general day to day living.

Purbeck Mobility Ltd – Supplying a range of equipment for an easier life, from mobility scooters to household gadgets.

Purbeck Nordic Walking – Combining the great outdoors with keeping fit and healthy, in mind and body.

Diverse Abilities – Dorset’s disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.

Dorset News and Blogs

Dorset News – News from Dorset Councils.

Dorset Council – on Facebook, on Flickr, on Twitter and on WordPress.

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 on Facebook – Items for sale to assist disabled and vulnerable people.

Bournemouth Echo Purbeck News – Bournemouth Echo’s online news from around Purbeck.

Dorset Echo Purbeck News – Dorset Echo’s Purbeck News section.

Local Information, History and Facilities

Citizens Advice (CAB) Purbeck – Purbeck Citizens Advice is a local charity offering free, confidential, impartial information and advice.

Corfe Castle – Visitor Information and guide to the village and local attractions.

Galton Garden Centre – Once part of the Galton Farm estate. Near Owermoigne, it is now a popular garden centre in the heart of Hardy country not far from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. It sells fantastic coffees.