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June 17, 2019

The Annual General Meeting of LymeForward CIC will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 1st July 2019 at Woodmead Halls (Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG).

NB: Both meetings are open to all to listen and contribute, although only members will be able to vote.

In addition to reviewing the Minutes of last meeting, held on 2nd July 2018, and dealing with any matters arising, the business will comprise
-  Presentation and acceptance of the annual report and accounts.
  - Directors’ proposed minor amendments to the Articles of Association
- Election of a member representative to fill the vacancy on the Steering Group
-  The re-election of retiring CIC Directors. Please note that all are willing to stand again

This will be followed by the normal July LymeForward Partnership Meeting 

Members are invited to add items for inclusion on the agenda which must be communicated to the LymeForward Manager by Friday 21st June 2019 at the latest.

Members are also invited to submit written reports on their own activ...

June 9, 2019

Did you know that the week beginning 10th June is National Carers Week? Its purpose is highlighting the work done by the nearly five-and-a-half million unpaid carers in the UK, appreciating what they give to families and communities, and encouraging people who may not think of themselves as carers to recognise their role and to use the support that’s available.

“I care for my mother because she’s family – it’s natural.” “I look after Jim because he’s a neighbour – why wouldn’t I?” Such human compassion sometimes stops people realising that, more than ‘someone who helps’, they’re carers, who deserve their own share of assistance. After all, unpaid carers contribute about £60 billion a year of free services, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Every unpaid carer can, and should, make sure their GP Practice knows they’re a carer and has officially registered that fact. With all its staff aware of your caring role, the Practice should be as concerned for your own welfare as for t...

May 24, 2019

Dr Forbes Watson, who will be leading the combined Practice, has issued some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (and the answers!), which you can read here.

May 23, 2019

In its first year since re-launching last May, the Lyme Regis Foodbank has provided, to local individuals and families with a food crisis, 471 ‘person/weeks' of food. Think of that as the equivalent of feeding a family of three for just over three years to get a feel for what’s involved.

During that time the service has helped 56 adults and 36 children, each directed by one of the nineteen professionally-responsible groups (such as GP Practices, Citizens Advice, Magna Housing, Children’s Services Family Workers) who agree to work alongside the Foodbank and use their skills to help clients deal with whatever it is that’s causing their food emergency.

Twenty selfless volunteers share the work of keeping the Foodbank open each Wednesday morning at The Hub in Church Street, and managing the behind-the-scenes tasks needed to keep supplies flowing and organised.

The other generosity, of course, comes from residents willing and able to donate to the Foodbank. Some do this by contributing product...

April 10, 2019

An information event held by the CCG on Tuesday 9th April at Woodmead Halls included a short explanatory video covering the changes to both Primary Care / GP and Community Services: click here to watch this.

They also provided a set of Frequently Asked Questions (with their answers!) which you can read here.

Lyme Regis Community Services Press release 

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that, from 1 June 2019, Community Health Services in Lyme Regis and Charmouth will be provided by Dorset HealthCare. 

The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process and will ensure that local people have access to high quality Physiotherapy, Community Rehabilitation, Community Beds and Community Nursing services. 

Steven Tomkins, Medical Director at Dorset Healthcare, said, “We are delighted that we will be providing community services for the people of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, and that the staff currently working in the service will be moving to Dorset...

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The Directors of Lyme Forward CIC would like to welcome Sue Jones who has taken up the role of Operations Coordinator with effect from Monday 23 March 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience of working with people and volunteers, having worked across the education sector. We very much look forward to working with her in developing the future agenda of LymeForward together with existing services to make a difference to people’s lives living in and around Lyme Regis.


We would also like to give special thanks and appreciation for Chris Tipping’s fantastic contribution to LymeForward CIC and service development. Chris took up his role as Chief Executive Officer with Lyme Regis Development Trust on 1 January 2020 and has kindly provided us with some interim support over the last few weeks. We wish you well Chris in your new role and look forward to staying in touch.


Sue can be contacted at manager@lymeforward.com

Coronavirus Update

​During the current lockdown, the Memory Cafe and all other gatherings have had to be cancelled in line with Government instructions.
However, the Foodbank continues to operate on Wednesdays, 10.00am - 12.00
at the Hub.

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LymeForward is registered as a Community Interest Company No 10381732

Financially supported by Lyme Regis Town Council and Dorset Council

with additional support from Charmouth & Uplyme Parish Councils