Help around the home

What does it do?

Here at Age UK Dorchester we recognise that a little bit of help with day to day tasks can go a long way towards helping older people remain in their own homes for longer.
Do you need a little bit of support to stay independent in your own home?


We’re happy to help you on a one-off, or more regular basis. We can’t do everything, but what we can do is give you a little bit of peace of mind and help you with:


  • Domestic support: light cleaning, washing, ironing, simple sewing, dog walking, clearing out cupboards, changing light bulbs, odd jobs
  • Shopping and errands: collecting shopping and prescriptions
  • Gardening: mowing the lawn, general tidying and taking garden waste for recycling
  • Administration: helping you with paperwork, filing, paying bills
  • Coming home from hospital or holiday: getting in a basic supply of food, warming up your home, making you a welcome hot drink.

We do not provide:

  • Personal care
  • Transport

Who it is for?

Older people in Dorchester

Where it is available?

Local service serving within 25km of DT11PW.

What it costs:

The cost per hour for the service is £12.75 regardless of the tasks undertaken, rural areas may incurr an extra charge depending on location. The minimum length of time we can provide is one hour.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

We will do our best to provide this service at the times you wish, however this cannot be guaranteed and may require some negotiation.



Info last updated:

Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1PW