Read about how a POhWER advocate supported Ffion when she was in an eating disorder unit and wanted leave to practice her faith. Read more
We have been speaking to the people of the United Kingdom to understand their opinions and attitudes towards Human Rights. Watch our vox pop series. Read more
Get involved to celebrate the rights and protections the Human Rights Act offers which apply to all of us. Read more
Anti-racism statement By Helen Moulinos, POhWER Chief Executive Read more
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.As an independent organisation we are separate from the government, local councils and the NHS and we always put the wishes and needs of the people we work with first.
Find out what advocacy is, what the different types of advocacy are and how an advocate can help
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POhWER CEO, Helen Moulinos has been nominated for the Chief Executive of the Year award at the Inclusive Awards 2023. Read more
POhWER’s Board of Trustees have been nominated for two awards at the Diversifying Group Board Awards. Read more
Reflecting on POhWER's Safeguarding journey, in particular, our culture and how open and safe it feels to speak up. Read more