Welcome to the Advice Dorset Network E-News bulletin. The bulletin is circulated every two weeks and will bring you news and information relating the advice sector in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. If you would like to send anything out via the bulletin, please send it to me at bryony@caidorset.org.uk.

Advice Dorset Network

  • The Advice Dorset Network launched on 1st April 2016 with 34 members. We are very grateful to all of you for your support in getting this scheme off the ground. As this will be our first year in operation, we will be very open to your comments and suggestions – please do not hesitate to get in touch throughout the year.
  • Dates for your diary – look out for more information and booking details


Introduction to Welfare Benefits training course – Thursday 19th May 2016, Bournemouth

Dealing with difficult people and situations training course – Friday 17th June 2016, Bournemouth

Introduction to disability benefits training course – Thursday 7th July 2016, Bournemouth

Mental Health Awareness – Thursday 15th September 2016, Dorchester


Equality & Diversity – advice and support for minority groups conference – Thursday 6th October 2016, Dorchester

Housing conference – Thursday 9th February 2017, Dorchester

Welfare Benefits Forum – Thursday 16th June 2016, Dorchester

Welfare Benefits Forum – Monday 14th November 2016, Dorchester

News and Useful Information

  • Do you work with migrants in Bournemouth, Dorset or Poole who have had problems with a private sector landlord or letting agency in the last five years? Dorset Race Equality Council are gathering information about the extent of the problem to help them seek appropriate intervention
  • Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) – Change to the Waiting Period (information from DWP)
  • Help for victims of domestic violence from Bournemouth Children and Families Trust

Events and Training

  • Making a BIG Difference in Weymouth and Portland: Maximising Your Organisation’s Potential To Get Funding

Research & Reports

  •  Up to date statistics and information on Dorset and our communities from Dorset County Council
  • Latest debt statistics from The Money Charity