Highcliffe Medical Centre in Christchurch is set to take part in a new drop-in service for all residents of the BH23 postcode.

The service, named the ‘BH23 Drop-in – health, wealth & wellbeing support’ is being run by Sovereign and Somerford ARC with support from the Highcliffe practice.

It aims to give local people access to  advice about a wide range of social issues, such as employment, training and careers advice, housing, finances and budgeting, carer support and health advice.

Lea Hampton, Communities Officer for Sovereign, said: “We have a lot of homes in Somerford and opportunities like this, which offer a safety net of support for our residents, are really valuable. We know that some people feel isolated and have health concerns and anxieties, and a drop-in service in the heart of the community will give them a better understanding of the variety of support that they can access. We’re looking forward to working with all of the partners involved in this new initiative.”

Rebecca Collins, GP at Highcliffe Medical Centre, said: “We’re really pleased to be a part of this new service, and feel it will help give our area a real sense of community and make a difference to people’s lives.”

The BH23 Drop-in will launch on 6 June, and will run on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30am-12pm at Somerford ARC.