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.
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.
If you need a rental assistance pack, call us and we will post it to you or drop in and pick one up.
We offer a collection of educational toys for members of the community to borrow free of charge for 2-4 weeks. For enquiries and more information call us or visit the House.
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.
Dorset Wellbeing Network
A network of support providers located in and around Dorset.
Availability: At the House every second month.
Providing support with rental assistance. Including; applying for social housing and other housing assistance; support and advice with your private rental, including bond and rent arrears; support and advice on how to stay in your home; information and advice on your housing options.
Availability: At the House every third Tuesday. Call 1800 800 588.
The Launceston Legal Centre
Providing free legal advice in general law; welfare rights; disability discrimination; family law; employment law.
Availability: At the House every first Thursday by appointment. Call 63341577.
Lorel House Sexual Assault Support Services
A not-for-profit, community-based sexual assault support service that operates across the North and North West of Tasmania providing therapeutic services and support to women, men, and children.
Availability: At the House by appointment. Call North Office – 03 63342740 / Crisis Service – 1800 697 877
Women’s Legal Services
Providing free and confidential legal advice and refusal service for women. Services include; Separation, Divorce, Family Violence Protection Orders, Child Safety, Parenting Agreements, Child Support, Family Law Property Matters, Sexual Assault.
Availability: At the House on the first Friday of every month. Call 6349 1943 or drop in.