The Rise in Domestic Abuse Across the South - BBC Spotlight Programme

A BBC Spotlight report on the rise of domestic abuse across the south. This report mentions STARS Dorset and the work we do with those who have suffered from sexual violence. Some of the content you may find distressing, so please only watch if you feel strong enough to do so. Read more

STARS Brand wins Creative Impact Award at Dorset Business Awards

Global Brand Communications won the Creative Impact Award at the Dorset Business Awards for creating the STARS brand. We could not be more thrilled, so deserved for all the hard work they put in and for really taking the time to understand our work, our team and our clients and creating an amazing brand. Read more

Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard

STARS Dorset have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers. Read more

STARS Dorset Counselling Team Wins Volunteer Group of the Year

Congratulations to our amazing Volunteer Counselling Team who were Awarded Volunteer Group of the Year 2019 by the Volunteer Centre Dorset . Thank you so much for all you do, you guys are amazing! Stars Dorset benefits from the support of over thirty incredible volunteer counsellors offering therapeutic support to our clients. If you would like to be part of our award winning team email [email protected] . Read more

AFC Bournemouth Donates £1000 to STARS Dorset Children and Young People Service

STARS Dorset are hugely grateful to have received £1000 from AFC Bournemouth’s half time Cherries Community Draw. The much needed funds will be spent specifically on the work the charity does with Children and Young People across the county. Read more

Sky Diving Team raises £4500 for the charity

Our sky diving team raised £4500! The brave group of supporters took to the skies at Go Sky Dive in Salisbury and each one bravely jumped from 10,000ft and helped raise the fantastic total. The team, made up of the charity’s volunteers, counsellors, employees and those who have seen the great work the charity does, each had their own reasons for bravely jumping and the charity is hugely grateful. Read more

Volunteers Week 2019

This week 1st June - 7th June is Volunteers Week. We just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK-YOU to all our amazing volunteers and let you know about all the volunteering opportunities we have at STARS Dorset. #volunteersweek Read more

STARS is launched

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre has changed its name and will become known as STARS, an acronym on its new name, Sexual Trauma And Recovery Service - Dorset Rape Crisis. The new name was the clever idea of one of the charity's volunteers with the aim of encouraging more people across the county to engage with the charity and the support it offers. Read more

Wellbeing Workshops

STARS Dorset has been awarded funds by the Tampon Tax Fund which will be used to launch a series of six week Wellbeing Workshops throughout 2019 which consist of Yoga, Art and Sound Healing sessions. The workshops will run from February to November. Read more