Gloucestershire South West > Gloucestershire POhWER is now delivering advocacy services in Gloucestershire. We provide the following services in Gloucestershire: Independent Care Act Advocacy Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Independent Mental Health Advocacy Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Independent advocacy to eligible individuals wishing to complain about their experience of adult social care. For more information about these services please click on the leaflets at the bottom of the page. How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Gloucestershire, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Independent Health Complaints Advocacy referral form Care Act 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 0031162 or email [email protected] Local Resources Download Gloucestershire Independent Advocacy Leaflet (pdf) Download Gloucestershire Independent Mental Health Advocacy Leaflet (pdf) Download Gloucestershire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Leaflet (pdf) Download Gloucestershire Care Act Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire IHCAS Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire Relevant Person's Paid Representative Service Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire Advocacy Poster (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire IMHA Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire Care Act Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire IHCAS Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) In your area South West England Learning Disabilities Health Check Day POhWER will be attending the Big Health Check Day which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The event, held in Gloucester, is aimed at helping people with learning disabilities with complex physical and health needs to stay active and healthy. On average, the popular day attracts 1,500 people with 70 volunteers giving up their time to make the day happen. This year’s event – on May 22 - is expected to be even bigger than usual. Among the many health and social care stalls will be information on annual health checks, easy read information and resources, learning disability teams, dental access services, podiatry, screening and the county council employment team. Visitors will also be able to visit the private and voluntary organisations creating awareness of activities and voluntary work including SkillZone, Via Dance, Wiggly Worm, Artshape, Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, Scrubditch Farm Animals, assistive technology and much more. With the events links to Special Olympics Gloucestershire, Simon Shorrick’s team are so excited to be offering sporting activities again, including adapted tennis, football, Boccia, archery, golf, snooker, adapted bikes and trikes, adapted athletics, football and trampolining. Jacob our Community Development Worker is attending with volunteers and will be hoping to raise awareness for our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service, to support people with learning disabilities to get the best service possible from our NHS. For more details about how to get involved email: Simon Shorrick at [email protected] You can see an overview of last year’s event by visiting https://youtu.be/17FVuXq-3X8. You can also follow the event on Twitter using #bighealth18. Booking for this event has now closed.