We are making a difference! We collect case studies and other vital information about the outcomes of our work. Some key statistics are listed below, and we are currently working hard to improve our impact measurement systems, so that we can report more effectively on the significant difference that our work makes.

  • In the year between April 2017 and March 2018 we gave 3192 individuals Advocacy support
  • 736 people were helped by our volunteers
  • 74 people affected by cancer were helped by our Dorset Macmillan Advocacy project.
  • Our advocates spent a total of 21,500 hours helping people in Dorset to have a voice and assert their rights.
  • Our busiest project is IMCA; we helped 2267 people last year
  • Each week we receive an average of 54 referrals by phone and email.

Impact Report

You can download our most recent annual review below:

pdf-icon-small Annual Review 2016-2017

You can read our most recent Trustees’ report on the Charities Commission website.

Our Vision

Dorset Advocacy was founded in 1992 to meet the advocacy needs of the people of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. It was established by a group of disabled people, and people involved in health and social who believed that advocacy support is essential. It ensures that choice and high standards are a reality for people who need health and social care services.

Dorset Advocacy are a strong, committed team, providing a wide range of statutory and non statutory independent advocacy services across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth.  A clear commitment to the rights of individuals they support has been evident throughout this assessment process and is demonstrated in the policies and procedures used to support advocacy activity as well as in our conversations with managers, advocates and volunteers and with people who have used the service.

Quality Performance Mark: Assessment Report 2015


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