volunteers, councils and services


Services and Volunteers


For details of local help and services available at this time.

Open House

“…will continue on reduced hours of 10am-12noon, but will be offering essential services

Only” – please check their Facebook page for current information:


Open House is also partnering with Shaftesbury Town Council to provide a new Food Aid Service on Thursday between 10am-12noon If you have been financially impacted by this current crisis you can register for the service by ringing 01747 852420. More information can be found here: https://www.shaftesbury-tc.gov.uk/fass-recipes-week-one/


HOPE is still open but is offering a much reduced programme of activities. Please get in touch with them if you are interested in finding out more as this is likely to change as the weeks go past.


community front room

Community Front room open for business over the phone.

Ring Connection on 0300 1235440

“Until a safe way can be found for people to be seen in person the Front Room is accessible by dialling Connection.  The Connection staff will contact the Front Room personnel who will then phone you back.”

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