The Isabel Baker Foundation The charities mission is to financially support bereaved parents of children with cancer, experiencing financial difficulty, in the months following their child's death. They do this by providing grants after referrals from a health care professional.
Diverse Abilities Charity supporting children and adults who have physical and learning disabilities working in Poole, Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset.
Julia's House Charity providing practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospices.
Tyler's Friends Supporting bereaved parents to enable them to have the funeral of their wishes for their precious baby or child. To ensure a better working practice between medical and funeral professionals to make sure parents get their wishes.
Let’s Play – A Dorset Children’s Foundation In association with The Dorset Children’s Foundation, this group is aimed at getting local opportunities at Dorset venues for children with additional needs to come together and play in an exclusive environment so we can relax amongst friends.
Doors Open – The SEN Support Community A group aimed at parents of SEN children diagnosed or undiagnosed. The aims of this group are to build a community of parents supporting parents, to provide a local support base for families, to provide a safe non judgemental environment to vent frustration, share experiences tips and strategies, help identify outside sources of information and support and to encourage a positive relationship with school and preschool inclusion teams getting the best care for our children.
Face Forward Face Forward is a project in Dorset that helps young people (15-24 years old) to move forward with life. Face Forward helps young adults who are struggling to find a job or enter education/training due to personal or circumstantial barriers. Whatever a young person’s goals are, whether they want to get work ready, start volunteering, try new activities or become more confident you can get in touch and start the Face Forward journey.
Autism Adventures – Minecraft and Meltdowns This is a friendly group for anyone interested in autism and related conditions, such as ADHD and anxiety. You are welcome here without diagnosis and we invite family, friends, teachers, employers and clinicians to learn about autism and embrace neurodiversity.
WISE Ability Services Delivering the Building Better Opportunities – UCan project in Dorset. The project is designed to support unemployed individuals in Dorset aged 25 and over to move closer to or in to employment. A wide range of support is offered in areas such as mental health & wellbeing, employability skills, Maths, English and IT skills.
FAB Families and Babies - Breastfeeding support group in Dorset. Meet other parents in a friendly, welcoming environment, have a cup of tea or coffee, relax, share experiences and enjoy ongoing breastfeeding support and information. Peer Supporters are local mums with experience of breastfeeding who have had additional training to support you on your own breastfeeding journey.
CHARITIES AND ORGANISATIONS ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Lots of us have a clearout now and again and want to know where we can donate them to. Many organisations accepting baby and kids garments and equipment or clothing for the homeless will have limit space for storage and should be contacted before delivery.
Hope for Food’s mission is to assist men, women and children in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas, who are either homeless or living in poverty, by providing fresh food at their soup kitchens and hampers of food, good quality clothing, bedding and household goods, where needed.
Charity providing underprivileged children with a birthday and Christmas present to ensure they do not go without on these special occasions. They also provide a crisis service for families who find themselves going through a financially difficult time or have escaped domestic violence, neglect or human trafficking. The crisis service provides food shopping, baby equipment, nappies, baby milk, clothes/toiletries etc to these families to help them through their difficult time. They also work closely with the local refuges, the human trafficking unit and mother and baby units.
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