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LGBTQ+ Help and Support – Great website directory from Weymouth Gay Group

https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/helplinessupport-groups.html “LGBT HELPLINES / SUPPORT GROUPS Sometimes we need them, or may know a friend who may need them…. so please remember this is the place to find them. However you feel, if you need support or just a confidential chat there are many people who are there to listen and help. Sometimes we may …

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Cost of Living Survival Kit from MSE

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/ This is an excellent guide and I thought it worth featuring here.  Financial security is obviously so important for mental health and these are very difficult times for lots of people. Find out what you can do to save pennies and pounds.  Lots of good ideas and advice.

Events at Shaftesbury Library: Police, Knitting and Dementia Action Week!

Thursday 5th May between 10am – 11am PCSO Leatt will be coming to Shaftesbury Library for an informal drop in advice and guidance session. Meet the Team! SJ 10_02_20 Back by very popular demand…Shaftesbury Library’s very own Knit and Natter group are leading a totally free knitting and crochet session on Saturday 14 May 10.00 – …

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Feeling Lonely?

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/feeling-lonely/ Why not explore some of the information and advice on this page? There are some useful bits and pieces and a link to a “mood assessment” if you aren’t sure how you feel.

Financial Support from Dorset Council

https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2021/12/07/financial-support-for-dorset-residents-in-need-this-winter/ Residents in need, including vulnerable families, will receive help with the cost of food and heating and other essentials this winter.  Unfortunately the eligibility criteria mean that only those on Universal Credit and not those on ESA and disability benefits can take advantage of this. The link from the article doesn’t work – try …

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New Benefits Calculator

A new benefits calculator has been introduced by Turn2Us, a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. https://benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk/ Have a look at their website to see what other help and support is available.