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Help and Support

In these challenging times the following information about sources of help and support

may be of use to you, your neighbours, or other people you know. 


Practical Help, Shopping, Prescriptions etc

If you or someone you know are in need of practical help or support with things like shopping, collecting supplies or anything else then we would love to help and support you as best we can. Please email us here at: or if you do not use email ring 01202 887733. We are doing this in consultation and with the support of our local GP surgery and school.  


Transport: Wimborne Area Neighbour Car

For people aged 50 or over and living in Wimborne and surrounding areas who do not have access to transport,

or who are unable to use public transport. Email: or Tel: 01202 843360


The Lantern Befriending Service 

One-to-one companionship and support for older people living alone in our local community. This is a free service for people over 60, living alone who have very few or no social visitors. The Service is operating in partnership with The Harvey Practice Doctors Surgery. A dedicated Lantern Befriending Service leaflet (which includes a referral form) is available in the Lantern Church or the Harvey Practice. More info from Roz and Tony Hanson Tel: 07518120809 or email:  


Wimborne Foodbank

To access the food bank, before you can collect your parcel, you need to ask for a voucher. 

These can be requested from: 

Action for Children: Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP, 01202 840790; 

Aster Housing: 0333 400 8222; 

Citizens Advice EastHanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS, 01202 884738;

Your child’s school and your GP Surgery. 



Wimborne Community Food Supply

This operates out of the Allendale Centre and offers free meals that can be heated up at home aswell as other supplies e.g. tins, soup, cakes, tea/coffee.  It's open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am till 3.00pm and is open to anyone in need, no vouchers or referral required.  All enquiries should be made in person directly to the Allendale Cafe or contact Karen Franklin 


Debt Advice and Support

As a Church we support CAP a UK wide debt counselling service. If you would like to talk to someone about debt issues, then call this Freephone no.: 0800 328 0006 to speak to someone from the friendly client services team at CAP Head Office. Alternatively, you can email Pam Ansell at: or text her on 07979 794433 to find out more about this service in our area. 

Can we help or support you in any other way?

Members of the Lantern Team would be happy to talk to you if you feel that could help.

To contact a specific member of our team, click the button below to find their details. 

Please only contact us if it is for practical help. For any medical help or advice please call 111 as usual.

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