An NHS Community Dental Service in Widnes and Runcorn hopes to improve the way it works with hard-to-reach communities so they can gain better access to dental care.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater)’s dental service currently provides support to anyone who is unable to access an NHS family dentist due to a disability or additional need.

It is now targeting people who may face other barriers to accessing treatment at their dental surgery.

This includes people who have been subjected to human or sexual trafficking, the travelling community, people seeking asylum and people who do not speak English as a first language.

To find out more about Bridgewater’s Community Dental Services visit