Gillingham Job Club (Dorset)



Dorset Partnership for Older People Programme (POPP)

Free service for the over 50’s in Dorset

A FREE SERVICE is available to help the over 50’s in Dorset to access information and improve facilities in their local area.

Local people working as Wayfinders and Champions for the Dorset Partnership for Older People Programme (POPP) are on hand to provide help to older people.

Barbara Turnbull and Lorraine Syms are the Gillingham POPP Wayfinders and provide support to individuals or a family member or friend who needs a helping hand to find out about the services and support available in the area. Barbara and Lorraine always try and find an answer, whatever the question. The team have a large list of contacts and information on a variety of topics, including: Fire Service home safety checks, health services, support for carers, home aids, home care, food, transport, benefits and social activities such as lunch clubs.

Annette Leat is the Gillingham POPP Champion. Annette is here to listen to older people’s concerns, identify opportunities, work with local organisations and develop activities in local communities. Successful services funded by POPP and supported by Champions include voluntary car schemes, memory cafés, exercise classes, tea dances and walking groups.

Local older people with an idea for a project, service or amenity, or a concern about a service being lost or changed, should get in touch with their local Champion.

Gillingham POPP Champion is:

Annette Leat – 07930147081

Gillingham Wayfinders are:

Barbara Turnbull - 07971338339