Dorset Communities Forum - Vision Statement

Dorset Community Forum’s shared vision for Dorset’s VCSE sector and its role in redesigning public services, covering: Our relationship with statutory sector; Local Government Review (LGR); Living & Learning Centres; Local Economic Development; Health & Social Care; A longer term investment model.Read more

A Vision for the Voluntary Sector - DCA Conference Report 2016

Our 2016 Conference report, held in conjunction with Dorset Communities Forum, looking at the current issues and the future for Dorset’s voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, working with the Statutory Sector, a whole system approach to health and social care, and preparing for local government review and unitary council status.Read more

Working Together for a Stronger Civil Society - DCA Conference Report 2017

Our 2017 Conference report, starting a new conversation led by Professor Gerry Stoker and Dan Corry from New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), on the future of Dorset’s Civil Society, to re-orientate our attitude to, and policies towards, the third sector, putting civil society at the centre of our thinking to help address many of the things that people find disempowering and alienating in modern economies and society.Read more

Dorset's Voluntary Sector on a knife-edge - DCA Conference Report 2015

Our 2015 Conference report, that argues that now is the time for us to re-define our relationship with DCC, and also other statutory sector organisations with recommendations ranging from implementing a simple VCSE sector’s impact and value measure, starting a new commissioning conversation and common outcomes framework with DCC, and working with DCC to develop a simple procurement process.Read more

Valuing Dorset's VCSE Sector Report 2014

This invaluable report is based on an autumn 2013 survey undertaken by Dorset’s Three Councils for Voluntary Service, to establish a picture of Dorset’s voluntary and community sector’s role in economic development, and in delivering training services to socially excluded groups.Read more

Annual report and Accounts – DCA 2015/16

Our 2015/16 annual report, highlighting our work in: Dragons Den; VCSE Navigators; British Gas energy Trust; Rural services & Communities Living Sustainably.Read more