POhWER are seeking to form a Stakeholder reference group to receive updates on our services to feed back to the local community and to act in an advisory capacity as a ‘critical friend’, on the development and delivery of POhWER’s statutory advocacy, non-statutory advocacy or other services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. The group will meet twice a year but members will need to be able to engage with us occasionally outside the meetings (e.g. via email).

Membership of the group

POhWER is keen to bring additional skills and perspectives to our stakeholder reference group by seeking candidates who are resident in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire and have a good level of understanding and the ability to represent the health and social care interests of one or more of the following: 

  • Members of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and/or Refugee communities, including those who may be hard to reach, in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • Carers in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • Older people in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • People who access mental health services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • People who have a learning disability in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire,
  • People who have autism/autistic spectrum disorder in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • People experiencing substance misuse in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • People with a range of physical disabilities in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;
  • People with different sensory impairments in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire;

Ideally, candidates for the above would have relevant lived experience.

We are also seeking:

  • A resident of Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire with a good level of understanding and the ability to represent professional experience and/or academic or research interest in health and/or social care.

If you would like to discuss in further detail the role and remit of the group, then please contact Nick Murphy on 0300 020 0093 or [email protected]

You can also register your interest by filling in one of our expressions of interest forms, please click here.

The closing date for getting your expressions of interest in is the Tuesday 31st January 2017.