ThurrockCentral and East of England > Thurrock POhWER has been working in Thurrock since 2003! We offer the following services in Thurrock: NHS Complaints Advocacy Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR) Volunteer Citizen, Peer and Self Advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Thurrock, you can download the forms below: NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form Citizen 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 456 2370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Local Resources Download the Thurrock IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Thurrock NHS Complaints Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 1 (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 2 (pdf) POhWER Essex newsletter issue 3 - coming soon Davina's Story Davina went in for surgery at her local hospital, but was disappointed at her aftercare treatment. She called POhWER to support her in making a complaint. Read Davina's story here Michelle's Story Michelle was helped by a NHS Complaints Advocate after the loss of her brother, she was very happy with the support and understanding. Read Michelle's Story here Margaret's Story When Margaret needed some support in getting her voice heard by the practice manager the GP surgery she turned to POhWER to support her. Read Margaret's story here In your area Central and East of England POhWER Thurrock - Change of Advocacy Services POhWER Thurrock has been successful in retaining Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Paid Rep Advocacy, Deprivation Advocacy and NHS Complaints Advocacy; all these services remain available to Thurrock Residents via POhWER Thurrock and for further details please do not hesitate to contact 0300 456 2370. For all Care Act Issues / Community please contact Thurrock Advocacy Services led by Thurrock MIND on 01375 391411.