Reach Out

Befriending service for older people in Dorchester who are isolated

What does it do?

Would you like to get out more, meet new people and try new things?
Would you like to learn something new, be more active and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat?We understand how difficult it can be to get out of the house and meet people and make new friends, so our service aims to give you a helping hand to do just that.

Alternatively if you are immobile, just having some company can make all the difference. You may not want a visit. We also offer a friendly telephone support service. 
We will visit you initially for a cup of tea and a chat, and talk about the sorts of things you are interested in or would like to try.

We can help you find out about activities, groups and clubs in your area, and go along with you to the activity of your choice until you feel you are settled in. We can also support you in everyday situations until you feel confident enough to do things by yourself.

Who it is for?

Older people who are isolated

Where it is available?

Local service (West Dorset).

How to access or apply for it:


Lisa Holmes

Phone: 01305 269444



Info last updated:

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