Support available to help manage your condition
Information and support to help you manage your condition
NHS choices has information about specific long-term health conditions.
Memory loss and dementia
We have more information about memory loss and dementia.
We have information and advice about mental health problems.
Turn 2 Us can offer grants to help you towards the costs of essential household items, equipment or training courses.
A personal health budget is an agreed amount of money to pay for your NHS healthcare and support needs. You can use a personal health budget to pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment.
If you use NHS continuing healthcare you could be offered a personal health budget. Speak to your GP or healthcare team if you think a personal health budget might help you.
End of life care
We have information if you are approaching the end of your life.
Books on prescription
Reading Well Books on Prescription can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are available to borrow from your local library.
Our directory includes information to help you find local support groups that are specific to your health condition.
Livewell Dorset is a free service for adults who would like support to change their lifestyle. They have information to help you:
- stop smoking
- increase your physical activity
- manage your weight
- reduce your alcohol intake.
Eligibility for support
You may be eligible to receive financial support from us if you have savings or investments (available capital) of less than £23,250.
Advocacy, an independent advocate helps you to express your views and concerns, access information and services, explore choices and options and defend and promote your rights and responsibilities.