Welcome to POhWER

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.

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POhWER now delivers the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service to 20 London boroughs. For more information about this service please click the 'Independent Health Complaints Advocacy' button below.


London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service

London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service (IHCAS)

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS. In London we provide this service to the residents of 20 boroughs.

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Make a referral

If you or someone you know needs support, you can make a referral to our services now.

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Our Impact

POhWER's impact goes beyond supporting our clients to resolve their issues. Find out all about the impact we have had on our clients across the country.

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Become a supporter

Become a supporter of POhWER, and help POhWER in the work that we do.

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NHS Complaints Advocacy

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.

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Donate now

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. You can donate to POhWER in a number of ways. - through our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/pohwer - Or by simply using the form below

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Amount raised: £4,481.00

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Laura's story - IMHA support

Laura is 35 years old and has been living with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for the last ten years. Laura was assessed and detained in hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act. Laura requested help from an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) to help her advocate her views, as she felt that she was not being listened to by her psychiatrist.

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Feedback

Tell us what you think about our services. POhWER takes feedback seriously and we use it as part of our commitment to continually improving our services.

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