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Help & Advice

Useful Contacts

Sixpenny Handley Surgery, 01725 552500

Broad Chalke Surgery, 01722 780282

Dispensary, 01725 552589

District Nurses  01725 552792

Health Visitor,  01725 552806 

NHS Direct (now NHS 111), 111

Urgent Care Service (Urgent problems - Out of hours doctor), 111

Patient UK (health advice) 

Apply for a Disabled Parking Badge

If you think that you qualify for a Disabled Parking Badge (sometimes known as a Blue Badge) you should call the County Council Office.  The number is: 

01305 221000 if you live in Dorset

08456 035633 if you live in Hampshire

01225 713002 if you live in Wiltshire

Chase Community Friends

The Chase Community Friends offer voluntary support services to everyone who needs it within the Cranborne Chase Villages.

Social day centres are held regularly at the Sixpenny Handley village hall, especially for those who have little opportunity of meeting with others.

The Chase Community Friends also offer transport for hospital, surgery or dental appointments (there is a voluntary contribution scheme to help with expenses, collection of prescriptions, relief for carers , dog walking, child sitting etc.

Telephone: 01725 552097

For more information on Chase Community Friends please visit:

The Chalke Valley Link Scheme

The Chalke Valley Link Scheme has operated since 1 January 1997 and was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2006.

The Scheme covers the entire course of the River Ebble, an area running westwards from Britford/Bodenham to Berwick St John.   It includes Odstock, Nunton, Homington, Coombe Bissett, Stratford Tony, Bishopstone, Broad Chalke, Bowerchalke, Fifield Bavant, Ebbesbourne Wake and Alvediston.

It is an independent organisation managed by local people responding to the needs of the local community.  It enjoys the support of some 70 volunteers who help by providing transport and other practical good neighbour support in a local, personal and friendly way to those in the Community who need it.  

Journeys are likely to include those to surgery or hospital appointments, collecting prescriptions, other medical related journeys, visiting relatives or friends in hospital, shopping or other personal business.

Other support encompasses the other types of support that would be offered by a ‘good neighbour’.  Typical areas might include sitting to relieve a carer, companionship, assistance with shopping, changing library books, light gardening, dog walking, temporary assistance at home on discharge from hospital or in case of illness,  or providing company on a short walk.

The Scheme cannot go so far as to be a substitute provider of services that fall within the province of Adult and Community Services or the National Health Service.  Neither can the Scheme provide personal care such as assistance with washing, dressing, toileting or bathing: those tasks should only be carried out by trained personnel.

The Scheme is financed by voluntary contributions, fundraising and grant aid.  There is no charge, but you are invited to make a donation towards our running costs, including the cost of transport.  Please give us as much notice of your request as possible: our co-ordinators, drivers and other helpers are all volunteers, and there may be times when we do not have a volunteer available to answer your call in person, or, at short notice, to provide the transport or other good neighbour support that you need.

If you need help with transport and you live in Broad Chalke, Bowerchalke, Fifield Bavant , Ebbesbourne Wake, Alvediston or Berwick St John, please ring 01722 780800.

If you need help with transport and you live in Britford, Bodenham, Nunton, Homington, Coombe Bissett, Stratford Tony or Bishopstone, please ring 01722 718780.

If you need other Good Neighbour support and you live in any of those villages, please ring 01722 421270.

Registered as a Charity in England and Wales: No. 1076335.

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