Help And Kindness is a new online signposting service for Dorset, and is just starting out. It is for people who are looking for support groups, activities and community events that match their interests and location. This is stage one of an ambitious project to bring together information about all kinds of help and support that are available to people living and working in Dorset.
Dorset Advocacy is working with Help and Kindness to make information about community resources available to as many people as possible. The website enables you to search by interest (eg. gardening, walking) and/or by area (eg. 5 mile radius of Dorchester, within 10 miles of Blandford).
“We have spent 18 months listening and speaking to people across the county. This has given us some really useful and warmly welcomed ideas for joining all these brilliant support services together so they’re easy to find.
We have started by focusing on the core details about organisations and groups that are busy working in Dorset. We researched and added about 250 listings to the site to get the ball rolling. This will grow rapidly now as our “Early Birds” get involved and start to add in their information too.
Once we get underway, and our allies and partners start to add in their own information, we will open up other areas on the site. These will include local service information and local events and activities. After that we’ll be adding opportunities and requests for help and news that relates to Help And Kindness in Dorset.
We’re all ears! We have made our best effort to get this right first time, but we may have fallen short here and there. We welcome constructive criticism about how you find the site. Please be kind, as this is currently a voluntary project and we haven’t yet been able to raise the funds we need to see it reach the potential we have in mind. If you would like to make a donation to the project please click here.
You will find feedback forms on all the search-results pages.
If you would like to get involved as a partner and ally of the project, please do get in touch. We can add you to our Early Bird list, or put you on our newsletter mailing-list for updates. We also share our progress regularly on Twitter too #HelpAndKindness on Twitter.