LutonCentral and East of England > Luton POhWER has been working in Luton since 2003. Last year we supported 420 people in the Town. As well as providing a range of advocacy services we also have a Community Development worker who facilitates group work for service users and drop in sessions within the community and support services. The work carried out within the groups is then fed back to the local authority and forms a part in their strategic plans for the town. From the 1st July POhWER will deliver Independent Advocacy for Alcohol & Drug Users and Their Family and Carers. We provide the following services in Luton: NHS Complaints Advocacy Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Community Advocacy Care Act Advocacy Community Development How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Luton, you can download the forms below: NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Community 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 2364 or email [email protected]. The Luton team has a new home. As from Monday 1st August, our address is: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, LU5 4TP Local Resources Download the Luton IMHA leaflet (pdf) Download the Luton IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Luton NHS Complaints Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Luton Community Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Luton DoLS leaflet (pdf) Download the Independent Advocacy for Alcohol & Drug Users and Their Family and Carers Leaflet (pdf) MrsN Keeps her Home Read how POhWER supported Mrs N to stay in her own home and keep her independence. Read Mrs N's story here Contact us Call us on 0300 456 2364 Email us on [email protected] Find us at: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, LU5 4TP In your area Central and East of England Dementia Friends All of the Luton advocates have attended an information session on Dementia facilitiated by The Alzheimer's Society which now makes us all ‘Dementia Friends’. As a result of this information session we were invited to become Dementia Champions to enable us to deliver the session and create more Dementia Friends around the county. The overall aim of this project is to raise awareness of this awful disease and ultimately remove the stigma surrounding it so that the wider community have a better understanding of how to support someone living with Dementia. We now have one Advocate and our Community Development Worker who have attended the induction and are now able to start delivering the information sessions.