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) Physical Disability & Sensory Impairment Partnership Board meeting Last week POhWER Gloucestershire attended the Physical Disability & Sensory Impairment Partnership Board meeting to discuss the services we offer and hear from other services in the county. We were informed of the latest updates from the JSNA team including the latest on the Telehealth services currently being trialled and bus pass and accessible public transport issues. The Advisory Teaching Service shared statistics about the attainment of those with learning disabilities and sensory impairments in mainstream schools and informed the meeting of the useful pdnet website. Inclusion Gloucestershire aired their new promotional film about their Shared Lives initiative. During the meeting we also heard from Christian Drewitt, founder of ‘Accessible Gloucestershire with Review it with Drewitt’; a project set up to assess the accessibility of venues around Gloucestershire with the view to creating a ‘one-stop guide’ for people living with disabilities and their families, friends and carers. Christian, who is a life-long wheelchair user and lives with a sight impairment, along with his personal assistant, Molly, has assessed various venues across the county, the reviews for which can be found on his website. Christian is currently in the process of securing funding for the next stage of his project which will focus on the availability of accessible toilets within Gloucester City centre. The aim of this is both to create a guide of those currently available but also to gather evidence to campaign for improving and increasing facilities. Jacob our Advocate and Community Development Worker had to this to say about the meeting. “It was fantastic to attend PDSI partnership board today, it’s essential to our work to attend events like this to connect with people in our community. For example I thought the work that Christian is doing around accessibility in Gloucestershire is brilliant and I will be looking to see if there is a way for us to work together with him in the future.