(East Dorset and Purbeck)
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck is an independent charity that provides free, confidential and impartial advice and support. The goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever their problem.
There are offices in Wareham and Wimborne and have outreach centres across East Dorset and Purbeck and are part of the Citizens Advice network in Dorset and across England and Wales.
The Mobile Advice Bus is here!
NO APPOINTMENT NECCESSARY
It arrived for the first time Tuesday 4th April.
Between 1-3pm you can speak to their friendly advisers about a range of issues including benefits, debt and money, employment, energy, water schemes, family, housing, legal and more.
Citizens Advice Bus in Park Way Tuesdays
For more information visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk or to speak to an adviser, call the Dorset Adviceline Freephone 0800 144 8848, 10am-4pm weekdays.
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Castleman Community Larder
Not for profit social supermarket based in West Moors, who tackle food insecurity and the environmental impact of food waste in the community. They source their products from surplus redistribution companies and charities, saving end of day goods from supermarkets and local businesses; they have an allotment to grow their own produce, promote home growing and accept donated surplus fruit and veg grown locally too. They purchase products like freezer goods to ensure their service users have a wide selection of food and goods available to them at every visit. They operate on a membership basis to be able to monitor user trends and create a unified community feel for the service users. They do not pre allocate goods, their members choose what they like and will use which helps minimise further waste. Members visit once per week, there is a £7 visit fee to be paid when accessing Castleman Community Larder. They use this £7 to contribute towards the running costs like rent (£800pcm). They also use this to purchase any food that they cannot source from end of day, local business or in their regular collections. Members take home UNLIMITED fruit, veg and bread. 3 RED ITEMS - Items from the Fridge/Freezer like family size packs of minced beef, fresh meat and cheese, butter etc And 12 YELLOW items which consist of staple foods, tins, jars, cereal, pasta and household / toiletries like toilet roll, cleaning products, nappies etc Their priorities are focused on saving waste in our community and giving all of our service users a friendly, and welcoming environment when they choose to visit us.