Residents in Sandwell are to continue to benefit from access to key information, advice and advocacy services after POhWER, was given the green light to continue operating in the area.

We have been providing statutory advocacy for residents of Sandwell since 2006. 

With a recent successful re-tender of the advocacy service, we are proud to announce that we will continue to support the people of Sandwell.

Our advocacy service helps people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need.

Some people may be referred by professionals, due to their mental health needs or mental capacity, to help them with key decisions. The team of trained, skilled and knowledgeable advocates will make it their mission to understand the needs and wishes of everyone who contacts them, while empowering them to have a voice, and know their rights and choices.

This service will run alongside POhWER’s other advocacy services in the West Midlands including in Birmingham, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

All of the advocacy, information and advice services provided by POhWER are free to access, independent, and confidential.

Elyzabeth Hawkes, POhWER’s Deputy Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue to work with and support people and communities in Sandwell.

“Advocacy supports people to have informed choice and an independent voice by understanding their rights and entitlements given to all of us in the Human Rights Act 1998.

“Our advocates work alongside you to empower through advocacy, information, advice and guidance giving people the tools, help and support they need to allow them to be involved in making their own choices and decisions about their lives.”

More information about the service, including how to access support, can be found on the Sandwell page. Or you can contact our Help Hub