Who we are Our Vision & Mission Connected communities reaching their potential for social benefit across Dorset. MISSION: Bringing people together to develop community based solutions that deliver better services for the benefit of all. Our work is based on these principles: Local need at the heart of Community Action – providing services where a local need is clearly identified. Inclusion of those most disadvantaged – actively encouraging and involving people and groups who are most often excluded. Empowerment of local people and groups – to develop their own solutions to the challenges they face. Independence to challenge for good – enabling advocacy on behalf of local people and groups. Partnership as a positive way forward – collaborating with local people, groups, and stakeholders to find the best local solutions.