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Dorset charity's appeal for funds to help people with learning disabilities
12:08pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
A DORSET charity is calling for more funds to help it speak out for people with dementia and learning disabilities.
Dorset Advocacy aims to give a voice to some of Dorset’s most isolated people – including those who live in care homes and have no one to visit them.
Michael Pochin, of Dorset Advocacy, said: “Imagine how it must be for someone who is getting inadequate care but cannot voice their disappointment, anger or frustration.
“Dorset Advocacy recruits and trains volunteers who are matched to isolated individuals. “They spend time with the person, listening to them, observing their environment and checking that they are well-treated – and taking action if they are not.”
He added: “Many of Dorset’s care homes are excellent, but some regularly fail to meet the standards required by the Care Quality Commission.”
Residents are being urged to spare £10 to support the charity’s vital work and have their donation matched.
For more information or to donate visit localgiving.com/charity/dorset advocacy
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