Who We Are

 

Vision and Values

Our Vision To enable everyone to get the rights, services and respect they are entitled to. Our Mission We work in partnership with people who are facing difficulty or disadvantage to make sure their unique opinions, values and wishes are heard and acted upon. Our Values Equality: We promote fairness, human rights and citizenship. We […]

History

Dorset Advocacy began its work in June 1993 as a citizen advocacy scheme. The focus then was on creating long term one-to-one partnerships between people with learning disabilities and volunteers who got to know their ‘partner’ and then spoke up with and for them to make sure they got a fair deal in life...

Impact

We are making a difference! We are committed to demonstrating our impact, using a combination of case studies, statistics from our database, and feedback from the people who benefit from our projects...

Excellence

We are extremely proud of our large and experienced team of staff and volunteer advocates...

Meet the Team

We have a committed and very talented team of 30 advocates, who work all over Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Their job is to be on the side of the person they are supporting, representing their interests and making sure that their rights are respected...
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Trustees

Our trustees are central to Dorset Advocacy and our work. Their main responsibilities are to oversee our finances, make sure we work within the law and towards our objectives, to supervise our CEO and to plan for the future...

Funders

We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our many funders...