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Charity Partners

Charity Partners

Who We Support

Maidmans Moving & Storage Ltd generate a greater part of its business within Dorset.

Our reputation as a reliable and responsible member of the community has been built up over 40 years of service.

The Maidmans team believe it is important to support our local community.

We have focused our support on the following local charities.


Diverse Abilities Logo
DiverseAbilities is an independent, not for profit organisation working together with families to help meet the needs of local people, of all ages, with physical and learning disabilities.

We are dedicated to supporting their needs today and into the future while enabling them to experience a lifetime of opportunities and challenges.

We endeavour to achieve this through tailor-made programmes of support, developed according to the needs of the individual through every transitional stage of their lives and personal development.

We provide the people we support with a little bit of sunshine and ensure they have an enjoyable and fulfilling life.

Our staff work extremely hard to support our people’s needs, and our range of services are full of fun, laughter and joy.

We give families and parents a much-needed break from their responsibilities so they can relax. It also gives siblings, who may feel confused or isolated, the chance to play together, have quality time with their parents and share special times.

01202 718266

MacMillan Local Care – Dorset

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The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Hospice for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. The charity, Macmillan Caring Locally, works in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide the services at the Macmillan Unit and in our community.

The unit is supported and funded by Macmillan Caring Locally providing an exceptional standard of care and a homely environment for patients, their families and visitors. The charity also provides nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort.

In 2009 the Macmillan Unit was awarded ‘Practice Development Status’ making it a Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care. The unit also received ‘The Princess Royal Training Award’ for the training and development of their volunteers in 2017 and were very proud to earn the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.

The charity funds the Family Support Team, Rehabilitation Team, the Community Specialist Palliative Care Sisters, the Day Centre and a number of senior medical staff roles at the Hospice. It also funds three Specialist Palliative Care Sisters permanently based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Macmillan Caring Locally is proud to own and operate the Grove on the East Cliff in Bournemouth, the UK’s only holiday hotel for cancer patients and their families.

Macmillan Caring Locally is a small, community charity and is not connected in any way to the national charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

For further information about “Macmillan Caring Locally” please write to:

Neal Williams, Trust Secretary, Macmillan Caring Locally, The Macmillan Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2JX

Email: neal@macmillanlocal.org

Macmillan Unit Ward at Christchurch Hospital

Patient Enquiries: 01202 705470

Macmillan Day Centre: 01202 705342

Charity office: 01202 477628

Fundraising enquiries: lin@macmillanlocal.org

Dorset Mind

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We are Dorset Mind; we’re a pioneering local charity that educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality, and promotes recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience. Our support groups, counselling and accredited befriending service help people regain social skills.
We also deliver educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of the organisation.
We are part of a network of 130 local Minds in England and Wales.

Our Mission

Dorset Mind will raise awareness within general and specific communities about mental ill health. That’s to say we will educate people about symptoms – what they are, what to expect and how to spot them. We will educate people about what they can do when they experience symptoms either themselves or someone they know.
The charity will always challenge the stigma and equality of mental ill health so that neither stigma nor inequality prevent people receiving the information and support they need.

Dorset Mind will promote the ethos of recovery of mental ill health by educating people about recovery and by directly providing support services to specific communities to assist them in their own recovery.

How we deliver our mission

Dorset Mind provides a variety of support options across Dorset. Our resilience-focused support groups educate people about the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and support people to identify and develop new coping skills. We also run an accredited one-to-one befriending programme, designed to help people regain confidence and social skills. The content of our services and support groups are both preventative and restorative.

Dorset Mind works in partnership with local decision makers and influential organisations to encourage social inclusion and improve mental health services to meet the rising demands of our communities.

Our Dorset Mind Your Head whole-school approach provides comprehensive lessons and assemblies in schools and workshops in youth groups that help support young people. It also supports parents, teachers – and those young people that don’t access school due to their mental health.

In addition, our game-changing, workplace training programme – Dorset Mind Works – helps support both employers and employees. It elevates culture, reduces absenteeism and presenteeism and benefits profitability.

Dorset Mind is a local affiliate of national Mind and was established in 1946. We are independent and responsible for our funding so when you donate to us your money benefits people who live in Dorset.

Our charity comprises a combination of highly-skilled and dedicated people that ensure we support as many people in Dorset as possible. We also offer volunteer opportunities across all areas of our organisation.

Head Office Address:

Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye,
20-22 Wellington Road,
Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.

West Dorset Office address:

Dorset Mind, c/o Dorchester Volunteer Centre,
The Coach House, Acland Rd,
Dorchester. DT1 1EF.

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