Dorset Advocacy’s independent advocates help to ensure that rights are upheld and that peoples’ views, wishes and needs are heard, respected and acted upon.

During the coronavirus epidemic, it is even more important that we ensure that this happens. Advocates are working their normal hours by doing Covid-safe visits, by email, phone and video link.

  • Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and get the services they need.
  • Advocacy promotes inclusion, equality and social justice.
  • We help a wide range of people, including those with learning difficulties, long term health conditions,  dementia or memory loss as well as their families, carers and support staff.

Video: Welcome to Dorset Advocacy

Click on the video above to play a film about our work.

A volunteer advocate sits on a sofa chatting to a woman.

Success Story:

Meet Pat & her Advocate Karen

Pat has been receiving support from Dorset Advocacy for over a year. When her partner Charlie became very ill and was diagnosed with throat cancer, the Citizens Advice Bureau recommended her to our Dorset Macmillan Advocacy…..Read More
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Last month our advocates helped 150 local people get the services they need



The Quality Performance Mark, known as “QPM”, is the gold standard for Advocacy Services. We hold the QPM, which proves that we meet the national standards for excellent, reliable and safe Advocacy services.

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