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  • Age Friendly Community

    The Age Friendly Initiative aims to improve the quality of life for older adults in our community, through better communication and support.

  • Animal health and welfare

    Guidance and advice on animal welfare in the area, including livestock, dog ownership and domesticated animals.

  • Befriending and Good neighbour schemes

    Befriending and Good Neighbour services are great ways to combat loneliness and isolation if you have difficulty in getting out and about.

  • Commemorative benches

    Commemorative benches are not always about remembering a loved one – many people also choose to commemorate events, friendships and pets.

  • Community Asset Transfer

    A Community Asset Transfer is a process by which BCP Council can pass ownership of land, buildings, or structures to an independent group.

  • Community centres

    There are a number of community centres available for use across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

  • Cost of living help

    Help is available if the cost of living is having an impact on your wellbeing - including maximising your income, looking after vulnerable family members, and access to food.

  • Crime Disorder and Antisocial Behaviour

    Information about crime and disorder, and related services offered, in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

  • Get support to improve your health and wellbeing

    Advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.

  • Help with drugs or alcohol

    We Are With You is commissioned by BCP Council to provide free support for people misusing drugs and alcohol.

  • Meal deliveries and lunch clubs

    Information about meal deliveries and lunch clubs available in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

  • Memory loss and dementia

    Support and advice for sufferers and carers as well as general dementia information.

  • Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

    Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) specify an area where activities are taking place that are or are likely to be detrimental to the local community's quality of life and impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from antisocial behaviour.

  • Public Health Dorset

    Public Health Dorset provide a range of services focused on protecting and improving health and wellbeing in Dorset.

  • Public toilets

    Information about and where to find public toilets and facilities.

  • Schemes funds and awards to support communities

    A collection of available schemes and funds that aim to celebrate, support and enrich the community.

  • Unauthorised encampments

    How to report an unauthorised encampment, and what action we can take.

  • Volunteering

    There are many volunteering opportunities in the BCP Council area, and we are grateful for the time and energy our volunteers invest in a diverse range of activities.

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