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Services to help you look after your health

Live Well Dorset  
Live Well Dorset Supports people to lead healthier lifestyles by helping them to stop smoking, drink less alcohol, maintain a healthy weight and become more active.  
www.livewelldorset.co.uk
0800 840 1628
01305 233 105
Reach- Drug and Alcohol services  
Reach Drug and Alcohol Services offers support to those over 18 who wish to address their drug and alcohol use.  
www.edp.org.uk/reach
08000434656  
Steps to Wellbeing  
Offer psychological therapies for mild to moderate common mental health problems where the primary problem is of Depression and/or Anxiety. This may include Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia), Specific Phobias and Social Phobia.  
www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk  
0300 790 6828
Email: dhc.west.admin.s2w@nhs.net  
Toenail cutting services  
For patients at high risk eg diabetics at risk of ulcers NHS podiatry is available via referral. For most people who are not eligible for this service there are many private podiatrists available locally. A private Toenail cutting service is available from Age UK  
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northsouthwestdorset/services/footcare/
01305 269444  
Home Eye Tests  
If you are unable to get to your optician, please give them a call as they may be able to offer advice with regard to arranging a home visit. Alternatively the following are examples of opticians who can arrange to complete your eye test at home.  
www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests
0800 198 1132  
www.outsideclinic.co.uk/eye-test-at-home
0808 239 2960
https://careopticians.co.uk/
02034188488  
http://www.rovingeye.eu/home.php
01722781218    
Home Hearing Tests
You can be referred for an NHS hearing test unfortunately there is not an NHS visiting service for Audiology locally. The following are examples of companies who can arrange a private hearing test at home or you can contact a local audiologist to see if they can visit.  
www.outsideclinic.co.uk/hearing-test-at-home
08082390591  
www.specsavers.co.uk/hearing/hearing-tests-at-home
0800 023 2949  
Community Dentistry
If you are no longer able to get to your Dentist it is bet to contact them to discuss your options. If you do not have access to a Dentist you can contact the community dental service.  
https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/dental-services/
Single Point of Access team – Dorset 0300 124 0427  
Marie Curie  
Whatever your question, Marie Curie is here to help with practical information and support on all aspects of life with terminal illness, dying and bereavement.  
www.mariecurie.org.uk
08000902309    
Cruse Bereavement Care  
‘Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. We are here to support you after the death of someone close. ‘   https://www.cruse.org.uk/
08088081677