Services

The Dorset Community House is here to provide opportunities for community participation by providing support, referral and activities in a welcoming and friendly environment. 

Here are some of our services at a glance. Need more information? Feel free to call us any time, we are here to support you!

SERVICES PROVIDED BY US:

ROOM HIRE AND USE

We have an office space, a function room and a commercial kitchen available for use to community groups and other users. There may be a small cost involved dependent on the activity of the group. Do contact us to find out more.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

We have a 12 seater bus and a car that are available for people in the Dorset Municipality to be transported to both medical appointments and social engagements who would otherwise be unable to get there. There is a small charge depending on where you are going. Call Pat to make a booking: 0448 015 988

LOAVES & FISHES

Each Friday we receive a delivery from Loaves and Fishes and we distribute food to anyone in Dorset who needs it. Click here for more information about this service and delivery options available.

NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme)

NILS can provide interest free loans for people on a low income. Varying amounts are available, depending on need. NILS can be accessed through the House. Call between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday to make a phone appointment to be assessed for your loan.

HOUSING CONNECT

If you need a rental assistance pack, call us and we will post it to you or drop in and pick one up.

L2P

L 2 P learner driver program that assists learner drivers to build up learner hours. However, during this period this service has been suspended.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS:

Anglicare Financial Counselling

Providing counselling and information for debt, consumer rights and responsibilities, superannuation, bankruptcy, referral to legal aid, money management and budgeting.

Availability: At the House on the second Thursday of every month. Call 1800 243 232.

Baptcare NDIS

LAC NDIS services help with connecting clients to support in their local community. Consult, fill and submit NDIS plans.

Availability: At the House every Wednesday. Call 1800 960 595.

Maxima

Providing employment and skill development and recruitment services.

Availability: At the House every first and third Thursday. Call 1300 669 859.

APM

Disability employment services. Helping members of the community with disabilities employment opportunities.

Availability: At the House every Wednesday. Call 1800 276 276.