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Rights and citizenship

You might be interested in the following rights and citizenship information

Access Dorset

Access Dorset is a user led organisation and registered charity, run by disabled people, older people and carers. We work to remove the physical, attitudinal and communication barriers that exist and are faced daily by us.

Advice Dorset

Details of local advice providers who can support you over benefits, consumer advice, debt and money, discrimination, employment, health and care.


Specialist housing and social care support provider, offering a wide range of help to people in vulnerable circumstances.

Bournemouth Citizens Advice Centre

Worried? Need Advice? You are not alone! Bournemouth Citizens Advice Bureau provides a free, impartial and confidential service to everyone.

Diverse Abilities Advice Team

Offers assistance if you are struggling with complicated issues or situations, questions and forms in relation to disability benefits and legal matters. The aim of the service is to ensure a person has the assistance they need to secure the benefits to which they are entitled or the legal document they require. The team of experienced advisors will make your life a little easier by explaining complex information in plain English, filling in the forms, providing information that you need to be aware of and support you to ease your mind.

My life my care

If you find it difficult to live safely and independently in your home, you can find help here. Solutions offer information and advice to help you make informed choices about living the life you want.

Information last updated 06 February 2017

National information

Citizens Advice

Check the Consumer section for advice on buying on the Internet, returning goods, rogue traders, choosing and comparing energy suppliers etc.

Law Society - find a solicitor

Search the database of registered solicitors, and find further guidance about paying for legal services, specialist solicitors, lawyers for businesses etc.

Legal aid

Find out about Legal Aid, eligibility criteria and how to claim it.

UK legislation

Search the official portal to the full text of all legislation from 1988┬áto the┬ápresent day.


Register to vote or apply for vote by proxy.

Which? Consumer rights

Find sample letters, step-by-step guides to how to place a complaint and guidance on relevant legislation.

Write to them

Get help in identifying and writing a message to your local councillor, MP or MEPs.