Our Purpose

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Dorset Community House is to be a local community-led organisation that builds community capacity using a community development framework.

Our Goals

GOAL ONE: CONNECT COMMUNITY

Dorset Community House builds, connects and supports community networks of inclusiveness, involvement, trust and cooperation to improve community spirit, cohesion and wellbeing.

GOAL TWO: SUPPORT PEOPLE

Dorset Community House supports the development of the personal skills, knowledge, abilities and resilience of people to improve the health and wellbeing of themselves and the Dorset community.

GOAL THREE: CREATE OPPORTUNITY

Dorset Community House supports skill development, life-long learning, training and employment readiness opportunities to improve people’s social engagement and economic opportunities.

GOAL FOUR: LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Dorset Community House is a community operated organisations, led by a Board of Governance consisting of volunteers living and working in the local community.

Our Priority Areas

The Priority Areas of the Dorset Community House are:

Out and About

We aim to provide support to all of Dorset through our Out and About Programme. Each week during the school term we visit a different town in Dorset providing services such as Nils loans, Toy Library, and activities for all ages.

Young People

We aim to provide programmes, activities and support to those in Dorset aged 12-24. We deliver School Holiday Programmes in term holidays, After School Hangouts fortnightly during school term, support to High Schools in Dorset and we’re looking for more opportunities to engage and connect.

DORSET COMMUNITY HOUSE – THE HEART OF DORSET