Financial Help CAB and Winter Warm Grants
If you are struggling and need to find out if you are getting everything you are entitled to Purbeck have a voicemail service for clients that’s checked throughout the day and call backs happen either that day or the next.
It’s 01929 551913.  
There is also the national adviceline number 0800 144 8848. 
Theoretically this could be answered anywhere in the UK but 99% are picked up in Dorset. 
Key details will be taken and advice provided if possible and then an internal transfer to the local office. 
Alternatively you can phone Bere Regis Surgery and book a telephone appointment with CAB. 
Hope this helps.
Pop In Place
25 Years making a positive difference in the community

This year 2021 is the Pop In Place Bere Regis Silver Jubilee 25 years in the Community.
We want to let you all know that we will be back as soon as it is safe with the Rainbow Cafes the Performers Group and hope to launch two new projects :- The Repair shop and the Garden of Hope.

Stay strong we have got many things to look forward to, and remember that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
In the meantime we continue to run the Food Bank for all who are struggling in this crisis email popinplace@gmail.com for a delivery.
As we enter our third National Lockdown we know how difficult it can feel  :-
If you need support because of mental health or safety issues the following helplines are there to help you:
· No Panic for reassurance and breathing techniques if you are suffering panic attacks. 01952 680835
· You First – Domestic Abuse Support 0800 032 5204
· STARS Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service 01202 308840
· Childline 08001111
· Mind Mental Health Support 0300 123 3393
· Samaritans  116123
· The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people
across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
Call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90.

Advice on Benefits, Debt, Family and Law
· Online advice is available at www.citizensadvice.org.uk
· Citizens Advice Wareham or Dorchester 03442 451291

Bere Regis Food Bank 01929 472023

Bere Connect 01929 471255
For  help with shopping or transport or prescription collection
The vaccines are giving us hope to start the Cafe again
After such a long time it will be very hard for many people to become social beings again and the thought of mixing with others in the community will for some be a cause of anxiety. We at the Pop In Place understand these feelings. After a large percentage of the community have been vaccinated we should all be in a much better position to stay healthy and we will be there to support you all in your return to the cafes.
We will be opening in the upper village Hall we will be offering our new Rainbow Pop In cafes on Friday mornings from 10am until 12 noon.

The café will be rather different and much more spread out to allow for social distancing, but we are working hard to make it as safe and as friendly as we possibly can.
If you are interested in helping out in any way please email me on popinplace@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you all again in the late spring if you want transport just give Kim a call 01929 471170

Garden of Hope for Bere Regis
After such a difficult year, with loneliness negatively impacting so heavily on society everywhere, we believe that this project would help to combat the isolation and enhance feelings of better mental health and wellbeing in our community.
Most importantly bring hope for a brighter future for our residents.
The garden would need to work in conjunction with the existing wildlife group to create some very natural plantings and surroundings to help to create the ambience of calm peacefulness. Some benches or seating would complement this set up and encourage people to stay and chat together.
The Parish Council are supporting this and we are working together to locate a suitable area in the village for a Garden of Hope.

Pop In Performers Group
We are really missing all the children and everyone that attends Performers group.
We really hope that we will be able to start this much loved village group back up again in the late Spring 2021 to start working on a staged performance for Christmas, we will mix some of our amazing Grease numbers with some of the well loved Christmas songs..

Starting a Repair Shop Project

Unfortunately for number of reasons the shed premises that we were looking at for a community Shed has fallen through, but it is hoped that we can in the future start up a repair shop project in the lower village Hall.
Currently we are utilising this space as a Food Bank during the pandemic but when it is no longer in use, we will look into addressing the need of the people who were keen to start up a Community Shed.



Over the last few months of Covid-19  lots of people in our community have been helping out , trying to do their best to make a difficult time just a little less scary.
Here is a slide show of some of what has been happening.

The Pop In Place Performers are unable to entertain you live this year so we have put  together a few of our best bits, we hope that you enjoy seeing the children and that it will lift your spirits and fill you with renewed hope
. CLICK HERE