Launched in November 2019, Help and Kindness is an ambitious project to bring together information about the help and support available to people living in Dorset.
Cost of Living Crisis
The community response to the crisis in Dorset is gathering pace. Help and Kindness are hearing about dozens of projects that are opening their doors to keep people safe and warm this winter. Pubs, cafes and bars are offering coffee and tea and a warm space to work or socialise. Churches, halls and community centres are opening to provide a warm safe space to meet.
You can find a list of the help available on the Help and Kindness website
Help available in Wareham
Help with groceries
Wareham Food Bank: Provides food to families on low income or homeless. Located at Purbeck Gateway Church, Ropers Lane, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4QT. Referrals for the Food Bank can be provided by various local agencies or you can call them on 07840 408475.
Wareham Community Fridge at the Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe. Working with local shops and businesses to reduce food waste and support the community. Located South Street, Wareham. Tel: 07837 108845 or follow them on facebook @ Wareham and Sandford Community Fridge for more information.
Warm Spaces are places and spaces where you can drop in and keep warm. These are sometimes known as warm hubs or warm banks.
Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe at South Street, Wareham. Free to enter, free tea and coffee. A warm welcome to everyone this winter. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2.00 – 4.00 pm. For more info tel: 01929 553223 or Facebook: @ NotJustSundaes.
Wareham Library Cuppa and Company. Drop in for a warm welcome and a free cuppa. Every Monday 2.30 – 4.30. Location: South Street, Wareham. For more information call: 01929 556146￼
Date for your diary!
Art4Action Christmas Art Auction
Art4Action will be holding an online art auction starting on the 2nd of December which will help raise money for the Not Just Sundaes Community Cafes’ ongoing projects to help with the cost of living crisis. Follow Art4Action on facebook for more details.