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Advice and support during the coronavirus pandemic


If you need help and don’t have any support

You can contact Dorset Council if you or someone you know needs help to access food, medicine or other support because they:

The NHS website has support and advice on mental wellbeing whilst staying at home.


Do you need to take a coronavirus test?

Do you have symptoms of coronavirus, or have you been asked to get a coronavirus test?


Local advice and support

Updates and advice from Dorset Council including support for:


Keep in Touch if you’re feeling lonely or isolated

Keep in Touch can offer a weekly chat over the phone with one of our friendly volunteers, or a regular letter from a pen pal. It’s completely free to sign up and open to everyone, whatever your background or situation.

If you’re interested, or know someone who could benefit please get in touch. Call Rosie on 07902 217942 or email keepintouch.weymouth@gmail.com


Weymouth foodbanks

Information and opening times for foodbanks in Weymouth.


The Nest, Weymouth

The Nest can support people in need to access healthy and affordable food. They also offer volunteering opportunities for people in the community.


Age UK

Age UK North, South & West Dorset can help people of all ages in the local area with issues such as loneliness, isolation and in accessing essentials such as food and medication.


Dorset Mind

Advice and support for anyone struggling with their mental health.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, they also have a list of support options if you need urgent help.


Weymouth Town Council are working hard in our communities to make sure you have access to the information and support that you need. We’re supporting projects across the area as well as helping to fund local charities and community groups. So far we have allocated:

We’re also pulling together all of the local information that we can find and putting it on this webpage so that you can access everything in one place. Please let us know if there is anything you want us to add.

We are here to support you, contact us through email on office@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk or by phone on 01305 239839.

Can’t find the help you need?

If you have accessed the above resources and can’t find the help that you need, please contact communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The below councillors are happy to be contacted by those who are in need of support and are unsure of who to turn to. If you do not know who your ward councillor is or if your ward is not listed, please feel free to contact any of the below councillors:

Name of councillorContact number
Cllr Kate Wheller (Wyke Regis)07850 060947
Cllr Lucy Hamilton (Wyke Regis)07794 601834
Cllr David Gray (Radipole)07889 752224
Cllr Christine James (Westham North)07749 282337
Cllr Richard Nickinson (Weymouth West)07768 016771
Cllr David Northam (Wey Valley) 07899 337730
Cllr Colin Huckle (Weymouth West) 01305 768467 or 07771 632551
Cllr Mark Tewkesbury (Littlemoor) 07817 039172
Cllr Gill Taylor (Westham West) 01305 779936
Cllr Peter Barrow (Radipole) 07741 252302
Cllr Graham Winter (Wey Valley) 01305 839100 or 07445 400037
Cllr Jan Bergman (Preston) 01305 246960
Cllr David Harris (Westham North)01305 781660
Cllr Ken Whatley (Melcombe Regis)01305 520531