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POhWER is currently looking to strengthen its Board of Trustees through the recruitment of individuals with business and entrepreneurial skills. Read more
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. Read more
While POhWER has no knowledge of the workings of the hospital featured in the Panorama programme, we are deeply concerned and frankly appalled by the undercover footage of the violent and abusive behaviour of care workers towards vulnerable people at Whorlton Hall, County Durham. Read more
Arthur Bate OBE was a founder Trustee of POhWER. The Arthur Bate Fund is a fund created by POhWER in memory of Arthur. 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
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.
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 High, 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.
Shout About It is a free event that will showcase over 40 local organisations that provide good information, support and services for the most vulnerable. Read more
For the sixth year running our free event open to all will offer a range of information from local services that may help you. Read more
POhWER Nottingham are providing Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham. These groups are called the EmPOhWER groups, which are confidential, free and non-judgemental. Read more
The Hyland brothers will be competing in the West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race to raise money for POhWER Read more
POhWER Chief Executive Mark and Chair Robert to run 15 hills challenge. Read more
POhWER Advocate Becky Bradley will be running the London Marathon for POhWER on Sunday 26th April 2020. Read more