Nottingham CityEast Midlands > Nottingham City POhWER is proud to have been delivering advocacy services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire since 2010. In a recent survey 100% of the people we helped said that we are proactive and responsive. 95% of professionals working with someone we supported said we ensure our clients are put at the centre of processes and decisions. We provide the following services in Nottingham City: Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) NHS Complaints Advocacy Independent Advocacy for people affected by the Transforming Care agenda Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) Secure Services Volunteer, peer and citizen advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Nottingham City, you can download the forms below and send to [email protected] : NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Care Act Advocacy Referral Form Nottingham & Nottinghamshire 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]. Local Resources Download the Nottingham City IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City IMHA leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City Care Act Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City NHS Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City Independent Advocacy (Transforming Care) leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City Independent Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Nottingham City RPPR leaflet (pdf) Laura's story - Independent IMHA support Laura is 35 years old and has been living with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for the last ten years. Laura was assessed and detained in hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act. Laura requested help from an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) to help her advocate her views at her weekly ward round, as she felt that she was not being listened to by her psychiatrist. Read Laura's story here Tweets by @POhWERadvocacy In your area West Midlands POhWER Advocates Attend 8th Annual Review of Mental Capacity Act 2005 Our advocates attended the conference in York, and hosted by Switalskis with prominent speakers from the Court of Protection, 39 Essex Street Chambers, Kings Chambers and several Local Authorities. The conference focused on up and coming issues regarding Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, as well as reflecting on the previous years prominent cases. The conference is one of many ways that our staff keep up to date with current legislation and their commitment to professionalism and a chance to represent advocacy and its importance to our clients.