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Dorset Early Help/Partnership for Older People Programme (POPP)

Dorset Early Help/POPP is a person centred programme delivering support through communities.

Dorset Early Help/POPP is primarily a partnership between Dorset County Council, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and the voluntary sector. The programme has developed a robust working partnership that also includes a range of other service providers, including Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue,  Dorset PoliceLibraries, community matrons, community pharmacies as well as the wider community.

The vision of Dorset Early Help/POPP is 'to build supportive communities to enable people to remain living in their own homes for as long as they wish' by developing responsive, appropriate services and activities at a localised level. Dorset Early Help/POPP has created eight desired outcomes to enable us to achieve this vision:

People in Communities:

  • have housing suitable for individual needs
  • are socially integrated and not isolated
  • are making a positive contribution and experiencing fulfilment as a result
  • feel secure and safe
  • feel free from discrimination
  • feel financially secure
  • are in good health in mind and body
  • have dignity, choice and control throughout their life, especially towards the end

These outcomes now support the Ageing Well in Dorset strategy and action plan, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, Safe And Independent Living (SAIL), Transforming Social Care, Transforming Community Services and the vision of Total Place.

More information

Vision and Desired Outcomes

Explanation of Desired Outcomes

Outcome Stories for Local Innovation Award October 2009

Dorset POPP - Most Significant Changes Process

POPP Projects Final Report

Making a Strategic Shift Guide

Making a Strategic Shift Key Messages

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