EalingLondon > London IHCAS > Ealing POhWER has worked in Ealing since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 210 Ealing residents. We offer the following services in Ealing: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This is a statutory advocacy service to support vulnerable people who lack capacity and need to make important decisions but have no representatives as defined under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR), is a service for those people (or Relevant Person) whom have been legally deprived of their liberty under the safeguards (DoLS) set out in Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have no family or friend whom can appropriately act as their representative. The role of the RPPR is to assist the Relevant Person to understand and execute their rights which includes calling a review of the DoL, or challenging the DoL or elements of it by accessing the Court of Protection, or by exercising them of behalf of the Relevant Person. Advocacy under the Care Act, for those eligible persons who have been assessed as having substantial difficulty to engage in the Care Act processes, and also have no appropriate friend or relative that can support them to understand and engage with statutory assessments. this is a statutory service created to ensure any assessment is centred around the individual and their needs and well-being is looked at holistically and with independent support to engage. Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS. For more information about how our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service can help you please see our London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service page. How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Ealing, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Community Advocacy (including the Care Act) 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 protected]. To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Ealing, you can download the form below: NHS Complaints 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 0203 553 5960 or email [email protected]. Local Resources Download the Ealing IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Ealing Care Act leaflet (pdf) Download the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service leaflet (pdf) Click here to find out about Ealing's Healthwatch Qadir's Story Qadir is a 70 to 80 year old Asian man with prostrate cancer and advanced Parkinson’s condition. Last year, a capacity assessment was completed on Qadir by a psychiatrist and he was assessed as not having capacity in regard to his care needs. Following this capacity assessment the Local Authority placed Qadir under a DoL. Qadir has no family or friends willing to represent him in and an RPPR was appointed. Read how the RPPR ensured that Qadir’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation. Read Qadir's story here IHCAS featured in Healthwatch Newsletter An article written by our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service Team about the service they provide in the London Borough of Ealing has been featured in Healthwatch Ealing's monthly newsletter. You can download it by clicking here POhWER's article appears on page 7 on the right hand side. The article includes a case study about the experience of one of our clients who has used our service.