The Advice Dorset Partnership covers the geographical county of Dorset, and is circulated every fortnight, to bring you news and information relating to the advice sector in Dorset and Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole. The Partnership is supported by Citizens Advice in Dorset (CAiD). 

The Advice Dorset Partnership E news is published fortnightly on a Thursday, BUT if there is something urgent in-between we will send out a short supplementary edition. This is a supplementary edition!

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Job opportunities

East Dorset & Purbeck Citizens Advice has two part time roles, for a Finance Officer and Finance Administrator.

The Finance Officer (18 hours/week)  will support the Chief Officer and the Trustee Board in the management and development of financial records and reporting as well as providing financial support for grant application and third party contracts. The Finance Administrator (12 hour/week) will support the Finance Officer in the management of financial records and reporting as well as providing financial support for grant application and third party contracts.

Closing date: 5pm on 24 June. Read more here.

Kushti Bok – Advocacy Worker for Gypsy & Traveller Community: Kushti Bok is a Gypsy & Traveller led organisation which supports Gypsies and Travellers in Dorset to gain greater control over their lives and have influence on the decisions that affect them; they campaign to end discrimination that Gypsies and Travellers experience every day.

Kushti Bok are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced advocacy worker who can provide support and advice to Gypsies and Travellers in the Dorset area. The role will be based at Citizens Advice in Dorchester but involves regular travel within the Dorset Council area, so access to own transport is essential.

The post is for 20 hours per week, with a salary of £13.30 per hour; 12 month contract. Closing date 30 June. Read more:

Events: Benefits Forum – Thursday 15 July 2021

Benefits updates from the DWP, the Local Authority Benefits team, Citizens Advice and other agencies.

This free online event will be a chance to hear from partners from the DWP, Dorset Council and other agencies on issues including:
Benefit changes due to Covid19 and what might be next…

  • Universal Credit
  • Legacy benefits
  • Jobcentre Plus services
  • Local Authority updates on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
  • Benefits for those with long-term health and disability issues
  • Information on other projects including Fuel Poverty, Food Insecurity, Age UK benefits services etc.

This event is aimed at frontline workers (paid and volunteers) who support and/or advise people who have benefit issues.

Booking via eventbrite.

Draft Agenda:

STOP PRESS;Latest information….

Government update to roadmap – this link takes you to updated information following the announcement on 14 June.

EUSS Scheme: With two weeks to go until the 30 June 2021 deadline for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications, the Home Office is hosting a number of workshops covering:

· Who needs to apply

· What Settled/Pre-Settled Status is

· Late applications

· Right to Work Checks

· Support for EU Nationals

· Q&A

Sign-up: (22 June, 10:00 -11:00am) (23 June, 1:10 – 4:00pm) (25 June, 1:00 – 2:00pm) (29 June, 9:30 – 10:30am) (30 June, 1:00-2:00pm)