BirminghamWest Midlands > Birmingham POhWER has worked in Birmingham since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 800 Birmingham residents. We offer the following services in Birmingham: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Service (RPPR) which 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. Community Mental Health Advocacy. This service is for people who live in Birmingham and are accessing adult mental health services from mental health teams and organisations. This service is also for people who wish to access or are in the process of accessing these services. Volunteering in Birmingham and surrounding areas. If you would like to apply all you need to do is fill in the online application form and a member of our volunteer team will contact you to talk to you in more detail about local volunteer opportunities in your area. How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Birmingham, you can download the forms below: Birmingham Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Birmingham Community Mental Health Advocacy referral form 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]. Local Resources Download the Birmingham IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Birmingham Community Mental Health Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Neighbourhood Network Scheme in Hodge Hill leaflet (pdf) Kathy's Story Kathy was entitled to IMCA support in a decision which was being taken as regards her future accommodation. Read how the IMCA ensured that Kathy’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation. Read Kathy's story here POhWER Birmingham is a member of the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility. In your area West Midlands Neighbourhood Networking event Birmingham On Tuesday 27th November POhWER Birmingham hosted The Neighbourhood Networking Event at Moorfield Hall Community Centre, Birmingham. It was a networking event for people who work within the Hodge Hill Constituency (Birmingham). We invited charities, medical professionals, social workers, councillors, commissioners and volunteers and about 30 people attended. It gave people a chance to build relationships with all who come in to contact / support older adults in the community. We had discussions about the new social care model (the 3 C’s), where are the gaps and how we can work together to better support older adults within the community. We have another Neighbourhood Networking event on 15th January at the Khidmat Centre, Small Heath at 10:30 which we are really excited for.