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

Dorset Early Help/POPP is a complex and ambitious, person centred programme, led by the needs, desires, and aspirations of Dorset's adults.

Dorset Early Help/POPP is primarily a partnership between Dorset County Council, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (opens in a new window), the Third Sector and older people. However, the programme has developed a robust working partnership that extends beyond this and includes a range of other service providers, including Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue (opens in a new window) Dorset Police (opens in a new window)Libraries, community matrons, community pharmacies and others.

Dorset has been broken down into 33 'clusters' to ensure local focus and delivery of all elements of the programme.

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 (pdf, 186kb) (opens in a new window)

Explanation of Desired Outcomes (pdf, 64kb) (opens in a new window)

Outcome Stories for Local Innovation Award Oct 09 (pdf, 165kb) (opens in a new window)

Dorset POPP - Most Significant Changes process (pdf, 274kb) (opens in a new window)

POPP Projects Final Report (pdf, 79kb) (opens in a new window)

Making a Strategic Shift Guide (pdf, 3Mb) (opens in a new window)

Making a Strategic Shift Key Messages (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

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