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Stay up Late

A campaign for people with learning disabilities . . . fighting for the right to party !

Click here to learn more about the Stay up Late campaign

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Do you get lonely? Are people sometimes horrid to you? Click here to read more

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Are you single and looking for love?

Click here for more information on the Channel 4 programme “The Undateables”

See It My Way - Relationships

Our fantastic DVD about relationships and sex is available.

Click here to find out how you can get hold of a copy of the DVD and the amazing information pack!

click here to watch a trailer of the DVD

Click here to watch a trailer of the DVD

Double Act Disability Theatre are looking for new members

Double Act, Dorset’s only Disability Theatre Company, is looking for new adult members to join them.

If your interested contact them on:

07972 480967

Please view the Keeping Safe page to find a list of all the Safe Places in the Poole area and to meet our Safe Places team.

Huge congratulations to our Safe Places Team for winning the John Jay Shield Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to community safety in Poole. Click here to read an article all about the evening.

Huge congratulations to our Safe Places Team for winning the John Jay Shield Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to community safety in Poole. Click here to read an article all about the evening.

The Accessible Britain Challenge encourages communities to be inclusive and accessible. Poole Forum, Bournemouth People First and Bournemouth YMCA Chatterboxes won the safer neighbourhoods category for their amazing work on Safe Places…..

Click here to take you to a page which gives you all the information about this award along with some great pictures taken from the day.

Click here to read ‘Our Voice’ Poole Forum’s Newsletter 2017

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We have been working with Healthwatch Dorset to develop their easy read complaints leaflet which is going to be used across the country. Click here to read the press release on their website.

Great publicity for Poole Forum!…this really highlights the value of easy read and the difference it can make.

Well done Team……….

Read Easy is an organisation that helps adults who struggle with reading. This has now launched in Poole.

Please click here for all the details.

LifeLink matches people with a learning disability with volunteer buddies, so that they can both have the chance to go out and do things in the Bournemouth area.


The LifeLink project helps people be more involved in their local community, it helps to raise awareness and break down the barriers that people with a learning disability can face.  It also helps to build confidence, and improve the skills and experience of those who take part.


LifeLink is currently recruiting:

        volunteer buddies

        people with a learning disability, who are looking for some extra support to go out and do things

        people with a learning disability, who want to be trainers  


To find out more click on the links above

Poole Forum are very proud of Lisa Selby for winning the Health Education England Wessex Shine Award 2016.

Lisa was ‘commended’ in the Hearing the Patient Voice in Education and Training category for her work training over 800 staff at Poole Hospital. The judges commended Lisa’s energy and commitment to raising understanding of learning disability to staff at Poole Hospital and making an impact on staff at all levels.

Lisa was also awarded runner up prize for her poster promoting her training which she designed with the help of staff at Poole Forum.

Lisa also won the Poole Forum Self Advocate Award for Outstanding Achievement for her work with the hospital.

Well Done Lisa….

      We have fantastic news!                      

Poole Forum has been awarded funding from the Valentine Charitable Trust

 This donation has been very gratefully received and will help  Poole Forum to continue to deliver our self advocacy services  for people with learning disabilities in and around Poole.

 On behalf of everyone at Poole Forum, we would like to offer  our sincere thanks to the Board of Trustees from Valentines for  their kind donation

 We look forward to updating everyone on our progress  throughout the year.

The Big Plan is now out for public consultation from 3 July to 22 September 2017. It explains how Bournemouth and Poole will work together to provide health and social care services for adults with learning disabilities from 2017 to 2020.