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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice

Long term health conditions

Information and support to help you manage your condition.

NHS Choices has information about specific long-term health conditions.

Support groups

We have information about health condition support groups in our directory.

Find local support groups

My Health My Way is a support service that can help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to improve your own health and wellbeing. This is a free local service provided by the NHS.

Livewell Dorset is a free service for adults who would like support to change their lifestyle. They have information to help you to stop smoking, increase your physical activity, manage your weight and reduce your alcohol intake.

Financial support

Turn 2 Us can offer grants to help you towards the costs of essential household items, equipment or training courses.

A personal health budget is an agreed amount of money to pay for your NHS healthcare and support needs. You can use a personal health budget to pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment.

If you use NHS continuing healthcare you could be offered a personal health budget. Speak to your GP or healthcare team if you think a personal health budget might help you.

Books on prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are available to borrow from your local library.

Memory loss and dementia

We have more information about memory loss and dementia.

Mental health

We have information and advice about mental health.


Information for carers is available if you are caring for someone with a long term health condition.

Future care planning

Even if you don't need support at the moment, start planning for your future care now.

We have information on financial care planning.

End of life care

We have information if you are approaching the end of your life.

Further information

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