Around 500 children in Dorset are in need of foster homes, with around 40 requiring immediate placement.
Graduates across the south are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers.
Dorset County Council will work with its partners to continue to improve support for children and young people in Dorset who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Dorset County Council has won funding amounting to £620,000 from Public Health England to buy and re-develop a property in Weymouth to help ensure local people suffering harm from the misuse of alcohol or other drugs receive the support they need.
Dorset is one of only three areas in the country to have been awarded a share of a £7m Government fund to transform services for children and families.
Adults with learning disabilities will benefit from a new hi-tech housing scheme in Dorchester, thanks to Dorset County Council and East Boro Housing Trust.
Recently bereaved widows and widowers in Wimborne are being given a helping hand thanks to the establishment of two groups in the town.
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team, hosted by Dorset County Council, has won a prestigious award for a project that helps people with dementia to improve their health and wellbeing through nature.
Are you or someone you know affected by dementia? Thorncombe Wood Nature Reserve near Dorchester is offering dementia friendly guided walks in the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy’s writings.
Carers’ Week (6-12 June) celebrates the often unseen involvement that family and friends have, in caring and supporting loved ones.