Advocacy

Care Act

Care Act Advocacy can provide independent help and support with: Needs assessment, Carer’s assessment, Care and support planning, Care reviews, Needs assessment for a child, Assessment for a child’s carer, and Keeping safe from harm (safeguarding)...
Diverse Group of people

Issues-based Advocacy

It is not always easy to get people to listen to you. Sometimes the best way to be heard is to ask somebody to help you.

IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy)

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) requires that people who are unable to make important decisions for themselves about a change of accommodation, serious medical treatment or who may be involved in a safeguarding situation are represented in the decision making process...

DoLS Paid Representative

Support for people who are subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).

Dorset Macmillan Advocacy

Dorset Macmillan Advocacy is here for one-to-one support, help, and advocacy for people over 50 affected by cancer...

Appropriate Adult

Dorset Advocacy’s Appropriate Adult Service recruits, trains and supports independent volunteers to safeguard the interests of vulnerable adults being questioned in police custody...

Continuing Healthcare

If you are eligible, you can receive NHS continuing healthcare, for example: in your own home – the NHS will pay for healthcare, such as services from a community nurse or specialist therapist, and personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing and laundry, in a care home – as well as healthcare and personal care, the NHS will pay for your care home fees...

NHS Complaints

Help with NHS Complaints is a free, independent service supporting people unhappy with the care they have received on the NHS across all of Dorset...

Dementia & Memory Loss

Dementia can be a daunting diagnosis. Living with dementia or caring for someone who has dementia, can have a huge impact on your daily life. You may need extra support to make changes to your living and work situation; there will be big decisions to make, looking to the future...

Support for Carers

Local Authorities in Bournemouth and Poole want carers to tell them about their experiences, to help them to improve services. Dorset Advocacy is supporting carers to do this...