Welcome to POhWER

We help people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need.

Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they can't and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can.

We are a charity and the advocacy, information and advice services we provide are free, independent and confidential.

Mabel's story - advocacy support

Mabel is seventy three years old and asked for support to make a complaint against her GP Practice after her cancer treatment was delayed.

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Author: Sukhwinder Kaur

Make a referral

You can make a referral to POhWER services by completing one of the forms on this page or by calling 0300 456 2370

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Author: Sukhwinder Kaur

Guidance about Advocacy during Coronavirus

How are advocacy services continuing to support people during coronavirus? Read useful information about this and other related subjects

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Author: Sukhwinder Kaur

Our Impact 2019-2020

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55,591

people supported
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97,083

issues supported
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253,216

contacts received by our Help Hubs

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Each year, more and more vulnerable people need us to help them speak up and be heard. To help them, we need you to help us. Donate now and help us change a vulnerable person's life for the better.

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Latest News

  • Race Equality Week 2021 - Day 7

    Day 7 of Race Equality Week. Read some of our client stories which demonstrate how POhWER supports people from a diverse range of ethnic communities to uphold their rights. Read more

  • Race Equality Week 2021

    Race Equality Week is 1st to the 7th of February 2021. Read some of our client stories which demonstrate how POhWER supports people from a diverse range of ethnic communities to uphold their rights. Read more

  • Children's Mental Health Week 2021

    1st - 7th February is Children's Mental Health Week. Read a story of how POhWER support children and young people in CAMHS units to have their voices heard. Read more

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