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.

London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service (IHCAS)

The London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service supports anyone thinking about making a complaint about treatment funded by the NHS.


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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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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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Our Impact 2019-2020

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people supported


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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

  • Responding to a crisis - POhWER publishes Covid-19 impact report

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on people’s lives and we know that many of the people we support are acutely affected. Access to advocacy during these challenging times is more important than ever and we have published this report to demonstrate the creative ways we have found to ensure that vulnerable people still receive the support they need. Read more

  • POhWER - Tackling Inequality Through Employability Skills

    We are excited to be partnering with Stay Nimble and Accenture to address the employability inequality by providing people with mental health challenges, the opportunity to take part in a pilot project that will give people access to an award-winning career development digital platform to support people in finding new and rewarding career options, matched with their goals and passions. Read more

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