"I want to be 10. Then I will be a grown-up."
Five-years-old is the age of princesses and pirate ships, Barbie dream houses and Lego sets. But for J it’s entirely different.
5 July 2016
"No-one understands me"
Emilia Chase, our Children and Young People's Officer, tells us about working with Oakdale Junior School in Poole, Dorset, on our Be yourself: Everybody Else is Taken campaign.
23 June 2016
Community Investment Projects 2016
Here you can download a list of our Community Investment Projects for 2016-2017. In these projects, we work with local voluntary and community groups to hear the voices of diverse communities and get their feedback on local health and care services.
24 May 2016
Everyone is different
A man or a woman. Brown, blue or green eyes. Curly hair, straight or bald. Slim, curvy, muscly or athletic. People come in all shapes and sizes.
17 May 2016
Find a way to say...
The general incompatibility, so to speak, between men and emotions is one that is hard to dismiss in the way friendship groups in school and all the way to the workplace as an adult are prepared to accept this as just a fact of life.
22 April 2016
"Emotions are like learning to tie shoe laces"
We have already had some breath-taking entries for our project for young people Be Yourself. Here is an account written by a 17-year-old girl, discussing her experience of domestic violence. Her account does have some distressing themes.
2 February 2016
10 top tips to get the most out of your GP appointment
We know from our conversations with the public that some patients report feeling rushed during appointments and struggling to make themselves heard. Here are some tips that could help you get the most out of visiting your GP.
25 November 2015
Advice and Information
Where the heart is
Our investigation into homecare services. We gathered the feedback of 700 people who receive home care services, plus relatives and friends. We also gathered feedback from service commissioners and providers.
9 August 2015
Our response to the postponement of the Public Consultation about the Clinical Services Review proposals
On 16th July NHS Dorset CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) issued a statement announcing that the public consultation on the proposals contained in the Clinical Service Review would now be postponed from August until the early part of 2016.
17 July 2015
Our Annual Report 2014-2015
Read "Loud and Clear - Making Your Voices Heard" - our Annual Report for 2014-2015
7 July 2015
Louder And Clearer: Making More of Dorset's Voices Heard
We want to make heard the views and experiences of people, groups and communities whose voices may not usually be as loud or as often heard as others. So we support a number of local voluntary and community groups to make those voices heard.
4 July 2015