About LymeForward

LymeForward CIC covers residents and businesses of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and surrounding areas. The overall objectives of the Company are to carry out activities which benefit the community: providing cohesion; a mutual support network; initiating projects; providing informed local responses to public consultations. These are consolidated under the umbrella of LymeForward’s Community Plan which covers seven key aspects: Health, Wellbeing and Safer Communities; Housing; Economy; Environment; Sports, Culture and Lifelong Learning; Youth; Traffic & Transport.

LymeForward undertakes activities that meet identified needs and where applicable, takes advantage of funding opportunities to address health inequalities, tackle social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and enable community connection. It endeavours to capitalise on local assets that connect and empower the development of collaborative centred approaches to create healthy communities.

We deliver a range of services these include Foodbank, Memory Café, Carers Café, Death Café and a Community Lunch Club.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on our clients and community owing to the enforced lockdown measures. All services apart from the Foodbank are currently suspended.

Community engagement and mutual support partnerships are essential principles that underpin our Health & Wellbeing Group and Lyme Regis and Charmouth Coastal Community Team. LymeForward is highly valued by members of our community and considered to be an important community asset.


LymeForward has an ethos that promotes care and the wellbeing of people who live and work in the Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Uplyme and surrounding areas.

Our values are:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership
  8. Inclusiveness

We achieve these principle values through:

  • Reduction in loneliness and isolation
  • Combatting food poverty
  • Support for the wellbeing and health of children and young people
  • Care for those in our community who are disadvantaged
  • Elderly
  • Carers
  • Advice for people in wellbeing and healthy living
  • Equality & diversity
  • Community cohesion
  • Facilitate togetherness and caring by encouraging group networking
  • Facilitate solution to local economic issue
  • Reduction in our carbon footprint to improve our local environment
  • Encouraging unity and collaboration with other caring and improvement groups to enhance the local area though the Local Area Partnership