GloucestershireSouth 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 IMHA Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire Care Act Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire IHCAS Easy Read Leaflet (pdf) Download the Gloucestershire Advocacy Poster (pdf) In your area South West England Learning Disabilities Health Check Day 2018 POhWER were pleased to participate in the Big Health Check Day on May 22 as it celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The event, held in Gloucester, was aimed at helping people with learning disabilities with complex physical and health needs to stay active and healthy. This year’s event was even bigger than usual, with over 1800 people attending. Among the many health and social care stalls, there were information on annual health checks, easy read information and resources, learning disability teams, dental access services, podiatry, screening and the county council employment team. The day also featured a wide range of sporting activities. People were able to have a go at plenty of sporting activities such as adapted tennis, football, Boccia, archery, golf, snooker, adapted bikes and trikes, adapted athletics, football and trampolining. As well as a chance to try new activities and browse stalls, the day also included other attractions such as Scrubditch Farm Animals, assistive technology, fire engine and much more. Jacob our Community Development Worker attended with volunteers and raised awareness for our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service, to support people with learning disabilities to get the best service possible from our NHS.