Dorchester Young People’s Service, Dorset
Dorchester Young People’s Service opened its doors in August 2017. Based in Fordington, Dorchester, the service provides accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-21.
Referrals are made by Social Services or via Dorset Council housing department.
The service provides 9 furnished rooms complete with ensuite bathroom. There is also a large shared kitchen and lounge as well as a laundry room and gym.
Help and support
On arrival, residents complete a personal action plan which helps them plan their future. Part of the action plan includes an agreement to meet regularly with their allocated key worker who will help with personal support and access to training and employment opportunities.
The project is funded through licence fees, housing benefit, local government contracts and grants applied for directly by Dorchester Young People’s Service.
The Swan Inn 42 Kings Road Dorchester DT1 1NQ
Tel; 01305 262444