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From 13th January – 10th February 2017 we will be contacting all our current members to find out what they think about being a member and asking them how they can help be involved and shape our future. Read more
Thursday 17th November saw our 2016 AGM take place at the Forum in Stevenage. Read on for more details about the day. Read more
POhWER are pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Lister as our new Chief Executive (CE). Read more
As you may have noticed our website has changed a little bit since you last visited…
After a lot of feedback from users of our old website, we realised that there were many improvements that we could make! Read more
We are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives.Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, speaking for you when you can’t and supporting you when you can. Advocacy is about supporting, enabling, and empowering you to express your views and concerns and access information and services where needed.If you feel you need to talk to someone about how our services can help you where you live, please click on the 'Make a referral' button below, or call 0300 456 2370.Make a referral
An IMHA is an independent advocate who is specially trained to work within the framework of the Mental Health Act to support people to understand their rights under the Act and participate in decisions about their care and treatment. Read more about this service.
Community Advocacy is for people who need support to deal with an issue they are facing and want help to speak up for themselves or be listened to. Read more about this service.
An Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) can support someone who is not able to make certain decisions about their lives for themselves and has no suitable family or friends to speak for them. Read more about this service.
We provide face to face advocacy to people with a wide range of disabilities in a range of secure settings across the country including Medium and Low Secure units, Brain Injury, residential and CAMHS settings. Read more about this service.
NHS Complaints Advocacy can support anyone who is unhappy with the care or treatment they or someone they know has received from the NHS and is thinking about making a complaint. Read more about this service.
Our Direct Payment Support Services help people to understand the process for being assessed and awarded a direct payment and we provide information and practical support to help people to manage their direct payment. Read more about this service.
Care Act advocates support people who need support to be involved in decisions their local council is making about their care and support but do not have family or friends to help them. Read more about this service.
The Information, Advice & Advocacy Support Centre (iAASC) provides support to clients, professionals and other stakeholders. Our information, advice and advocacy support officers can provide help and support with many different areas such as referrals, signposting and general information & advice.
Come along to our drop in session and speak with a Direct Payment Advisor to find out more information about Direct Payments and how we might be able to help you. Read more
We hold a regular drop in service within Sandwell, a chance for people to come and speak with us informally to gain more information on how we might be able to support them with issues they are facing. Read more
We hold a regular drop in service at the Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre. Read more
POhWER is delighted to announce that we have secured a new contract to deliver advocacy in Bedfordshire for at least a further three years.
Our new Community Navigator will help us to deliver a truly local service, offering information and advice to vulnerable adults, as well as signposting people onwards to other providers. Read more
We are pleased to announce that POhWER has recently been awarded the contract to provide Independent Patient Advocacy Services and Independent Mental Health Advocacy for patients who are currently in secure and specialist settings. Read more
A season of dementia-friendly film screenings is coming to Hitchin, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Film Audience Network (FAN). Hitchin Film, in conjunction with advocacy charity POhWER, will host the screenings in the Studio at the Market Theatre on Sun Street. Read more