Welcome to the Advice Dorset Partnership 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 caroline@caidorset.org.uk.

Advice Dorset Partnership

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE on both of the following, BOOK NOW:

  • Mental Health & Benefits  Training – Thursday 21st September 2017,  Wimborne

Opportunity to work on a freelance basis to support the Advice Dorset Partnership PLUS scheme: we are seeking someone with a knowledge of, and interest in, the advice sector to run the PLUS scheme now that Bryony Brown has moved on to other things. The role needs up to 8 hours a week, worked flexibly on a self-employed basis. More information below:

Advice Dorset Partnership Plus Manager – advert

News and Useful Information

  • INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT SERVICE – Information from DWP:  Atos Healthcare has changed the business name they use for PIP work to the Independent Assessment Services. The process has not changed, nor the staff working for Independent Assessment Services. Claimants are not affected by the name change and should continue to attend assessment appointments and respond to communications from Atos Healthcare and Independent Assessment Services. Assessment centre locations and contact numbers are not affected by this name change. The signage at Assessment Centres and supply chain partners’ estate will be changed to say ‘Independent Assessment Services’. The link below is to the  “Guide for Stakeholders”.

Events and Training

  • Dorset Community Action Conference: Working together for a stronger civil society Friday 29th September 9.30 – 3, Dorford centre, Dorchester.
  • Bournemouth and Poole Local Advice Network – Wednesday 4th October 2017, Poole

Research & Reports

Funding opportunities