ThurrockCentral and East of England > Thurrock POhWER has been working in Thurrock since 2003! We offer the following services in Thurrock: NHS Complaints Advocacy Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) Volunteer Citizen, Peer and Self Advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Thurrock, you can download the forms below: NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Citizen Advocacy referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email email@example.com. Local Resources Download the Thurrock IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Thurrock NHS Complaints Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 1 (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 2 (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 3 (pdf) Davina's Story Davina went in for surgery at her local hospital, but was disappointed at her aftercare treatment. She called POhWER to support her in making a complaint. Read Davina's story here Michelle's Story Michelle was helped by a NHS Complaints Advocate after the loss of her brother, she was very happy with the support and understanding. Read Michelle's Story here Margaret's Story When Margaret needed some support in getting her voice heard by the practice manager the GP surgery she turned to POhWER to support her. Read Margaret's story here Forum for representives of people Forum for the representatives of people who are subject to a deprivation of Liberty Authorisation - Meet every two months on a Wednesday starting on the 20th July 2017 We really hope to see you there and remember you do not have to attend all the meetings to be a member of the forum. For more details contact Sandie McQuaid by email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking for this event has now closed.