Central and East of England > Hertfordshire

POhWER has been working in Hertfordshire since 1996. 

Since April 2015, the Advocacy service is provided under the Hertshelp brand in partnership with a wide range of voluntary sector organizations; including Carers in Herts (CiH), Headway, Herts Independent Living service (HILS), Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSB) and Viewpoint.

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We offer the following services in Hertfordshire:

  • HertsHelp Advice & Information
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR).
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Community Advocacy
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • Brokerage Support Service
  • Secure Services Advocacy
  • Three Rivers Community Navigators

How do I get support from an advocate?

To make a referral to the advocacy services in Hertfordshire, you can download the forms below:

If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 123 4044 or email info@hertshelp.net.

Read how Mary used the HertsHelp service

Mary, 85, cares for her husband Paul, 90, who has Parkinsons and other problems. The radiator in their kitchen/living room had broken down and to keep warm they put on their gas oven and left the door open. Costs mounted, but what could they do?

Read Mary's story here

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