LambethLondon > London IHCAS > Lambeth POhWER has worked in Lambeth since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 340 Lambeth residents. We offer the following services in Lambeth: 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. 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 Lambeth, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral guidelines for London Borough (pdf) If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, please contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected]. To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Lambeth, you can download the form below: NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an independent health complaints 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 Lambeth IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service leaflet (pdf) Click here to find out about Lambeth's Healthwatch Khushdip's Story A change of accommodation IMCA referral was received for Khushdip who is a 57 old lady who has been diagnosed with delusional disorder, depression and with displaying hoarding behaviours. Khushdip has been living alone in a 3 bedroom council rented accommodation for the last ten years. The property where she lives is in a high state of disrepair. As a result, Khushdip needs to move out of her property asap, as her health and safety and that of her neighbours is at serious risk. Read how the IMCA ensured that Khushdip’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation. Read Khushdip's story here POhWER presented at the Living Well Network Open Morning London Community Manager Stephanie presented about POhWER's Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Services at the Living Well Network Open Morning in Brixton on the 26th April. Two of POhWER's Independent Health Complaints advocates Bimla and Linval also held a stall at the event. Mental health and wellbeing services from Lambeth gathered at the Mosaic Clubhouse. The main topic for discussion was Health & Wellbeing. 'The Living Well Network is a community of providers, support agencies, statutory organisations and people who are all working together to support the citizens of Lambeth to live well.'