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Groups to help you express your views, concerns and wishes including mediation

Most advocacy organisations provide services free of charge or you may wish to make a donation.  Please check with a chosen provider if any charges will be made.

If you are a service provider and would like your organisation to be included on the directory, or if you need to inform us of any changes to your current entry, please contact us with brief details: mlmc.directory@dorsetcc.gov.uk

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  • Through our telephone advice line and our interactive website we provide free peer led information and advice on all issues relating to independent living. We also provide one to one advocacy support in times of crisis. Our services are completely free and totally independent.

    • Access Dorset: 01202 771336
  • Advocare was set up by a small group of carers and former carers to help fellow unpaid family caregivers. Run by carers for carers, Advocare - Caring for Carers is as far as we know the only charity of its kind in the country. We seek to empower unpaid carers to speak openly about their needs and concerns with a free voice.

    • Advocare: 01202 737592
  • Do you need help with getting your views heard, getting the services you are entitled to or making your own choices? Age UK Dorchester may be able to help you.

    • Age UK Dorchester - Advocacy Services: 01305 269444
  • Information and advice specifically tailored for you. We have collated a comprehensive range of information on our website for adults with autism, parents, family and carers.

    • Autism Wessex Advocacy Services: 01305 213135
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Bridport: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Christchurch: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Dorchester and District: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Ferndown: 0344 245 1291
    • Citizens Advice - Wimborne: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - North Dorset: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Purbeck: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Sherborne: 0344 245 1291
  • We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

    • Citizens Advice - Weymouth and Portland: 0344 245 1291
  • Compassion in Dying is the only UK charity that supports people to know and understand their legal rights at the end of life. We are here to help you plan ahead to ensure your wishes will be respected.

    • End-of-Life Rights Information Line: 0800 999 2434
  • Dimensions is a specialist provider of a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism.

    • General Enquiries: 0300 303 9001
  • We are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally.

    • Disability Rights UK: 0330 995 0400
  • Advice, assistance and advocacy with disability benefits, creating Lasting Power of Attorney and Advanced Decisions, applying to the Court of Protection for Deputyship, writing wills with trusts for disabled family members.

    • Diverse Abilities Advice Service: 0300 330 5514
  • Dorset Advocacy helps people in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole to speak up, promote their rights and choices, and play a full part in the life of their community.

    • Dorset Advocacy - Dorchester Office: 01305 251033
  • Our charity provides a range of practical help and support services for people who are blind, partially sighted or suffering from serious sight loss, across the whole of Dorset.

    • Dorset Blind Association: 01202 712865
  • We provide one to one support, help and advocacy for people over 50 who are affected by cancer and for their carers.

    • Dorset Macmillan Advocacy: 0300 012 0256
  • We provide a community based advocacy service for anyone over 18 years of age experiencing mental health problems. We can also help with Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA).

    • Dorset Mental Health Forum - Advocacy: 01305 261483
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