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How to get in touch

You can use our online form to contact our Adult Social Care contact centre.

Alternatively, you can contact us by:

  • phone: 01202 123654
  • post: Adult Social Care Contact Centre, St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6EB

Opening hours

Our adult social care contact centre is open:

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Adult social care emergencies (out of hours)

If someone's life or property is at risk, always call 999.

Our out of hours team provide an emergency response for adults in need of community care support in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole, who are in crisis or need urgent help.

Carer support

CRISP (carers resource information and support programme) supports carers of people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole.

Accessible contact methods

We are able to offer alternative contact arrangements for people with hearing and or speech impairments.

Textphone and Relay UK app

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or are speech impaired, you can use the RelayUK service to contact us. Relay UK assisted calls are charged at your provider's usual rates and can be used on most devices including:

  • smartphones
  • tablets
  • computers
  • textphones

You will be connected to a Relay Assistant who will verbally relay the words you type to the person you're calling. The Relay Assistant will type the person's reply so you can read it on your display.

If you are a textphone (minicom) user, please dial 18001 before 01202 123654.

If you have downloaded the Relay UK app:

  • open the app before dialling 01202 123654 on your device’s keypad
  • the 18001 prefix will be automatically added

BSL (British Sign Language) support - for BSL support using a browser

We use SignVideo.

To use SignVideo apps: select SignVideo Directory Services and scroll down to select BCP Council Adult Social Care.

To use SignVideo BSL Live, please ensure you meet these basic requirements as a minimum:

Instant access with browsers:

  • Chrome/Firefox and Safari
  • iOS: 11 or above
  • Android: 4.4 or above
  • PC: Chrome/Firefox
  • macOS: Chrome (Safari 11 supported)

Sign Video Apps:

  • Browsers: Chrome/Firefox and Safari
  • iOS: 9 or above
  • Android: 4.4 or above
  • PC/macOS: no browsers required
  • Bandwidth of at least 512 kbps upload and download

Businesses and organisations

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