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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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  • 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
  • Dorset Race Equality Council provides members of all Dorset ethnic minority communities with a range of advice for those who experience discrimination and racism.

    • Dorset Race Equality Council: 01202 392954
  • We provide a peer led information, advice and advocacy service, supporting individuals to make their own choices and exercise control over their lives.

    • DOTS Disability: 01202 771336
  • EASS advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. We provide advice and support, a helpline and templates letters you can download.

    • Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS): 0808 800 0082
  • Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for health and social care. The aim of local Healthwatch is to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality.

    • Healthwatch Dorset: 0300 111 0102
  • Help and Care Advocates work in partnership with the people we support and take their side. We spend time with you to find out what is important to you and what you want to change about your life. We help you to say what you want, get the services you need and achieve your personal goals.

    • Help and Care Advocacy Service: 0300 111 3303
  • Here is an alternative for resolving your disputes without court action and costly legal fees; a quick stress-free process in peaceful surroundings.

    • Just Mediate - Bournemouth Mediation Service: 07930 946915
  • We provide a high quality Conflict and Dispute Resolution Service for the people of Dorset and surrounding counties.

    • Mediation Dorset: 01305 257717
  • We help people with disabilities living in North Dorset and the surrounding areas, so that they may lead more active and fulfilling lives.

    • North Dorset Disability Information Service - NORDDIS: 01747 821010
  • We help people with learning difficulties support each other to speak up and lead change.

    • People First Dorset: 01305 257600
  • Poole Forum is a speaking-up group run for and by people with learning disabilities in Poole.

    • Poole Forum: 01202 746040
  • Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness - and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. Shelter offers free, expert housing advice to anyone - no matter what their situation.

    • Shelter: 0344 515 1400
  • A specialist legal service for carers and those they care for.

    • The Carers Legal Centre: 01794 512345
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