Volunteer as a Peer Advocacy Group Facilitator in Nottingham

Volunteer with POhWER by running a peer advocacy group that supports people affected by mental health living in the community. Read more

Independent Advocate

Independent Advocate Home Based – Medway, Kent Role no. 37 Contract Type: Fixed term – 12 month contract Hours: Part-Time – 18.5 hours per week. Working pattern to be agreed, working between Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Salary: £11,250.00 - £12,811.50 per annum, pro rata (Full-Time Equivalent £22,500.00 - £25,623.00 per annum) + Benefits Read more

Roger's story - HertsHelp

Roger is 75 years old and lives in a three-bedroom social housing property. He had been admitted to hospital following a fall on the steps outside his property which caused an injury to his ribs. Roger was referred to HertsHelp by the nurse in charge of the ward he was being treated on at Watford General Hospital as a hospital discharge case. The nurse had become aware that Roger’s property was in a bad state. Read more

Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham

POhWER Nottingham are providing Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham. These groups are called the EmPOhWER groups, which are confidential, free and non-judgemental. Read more

Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham

POhWER Nottingham are providing Peer Advocacy Groups across Nottingham. These groups are called the EmPOhWER groups, which are confidential, free and non-judgemental. Read more

Relevant Person's Paid Representative Service RPPR

POhWER’s RPPRs are qualified advocates who have specialist knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) legislation. They visit the person deprived of their liberty on a regular basis and help them to understand their DoLS authorisation and how it affects them. Read more

Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2019

Reporting on the Gender Pay Gap for 2019 Read more

Citizen, Peer and Group Advocacy

POhWER’s trained volunteers provide one-to-one peer and citizen advocacy, supporting people to increase their confidence and speak up. We also bring people with similar needs and issues together to support each other through group advocacy. Read more

Karen's story - HertsHelp

Karen is the main carer for her son who has undiagnosed Asperger’s. Karen is unable to work due to her son’s condition and needs. She has no recourse to public funds, no money coming into the household and therefore struggles with daily financial needs such as rent, childcare, food and bills. Read more

Terrance's story - HertsHelp

Terrance has autism, cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and mobilises with a walking stick. Terrance lives alone, has a poor diet and his brother was worried he was socially isolated as he was quite reclusive, relying upon his family for social stimulation and his social life. Read more

Fundraising

If you would like to raise money for POhWER, there are a number of ways that you can do this. Read more

Volunteer

Volunteering for POhWER is an opportunity to support people who, due to disability or being disadvantaged, find it difficult to get information, speak up and get their voice heard. Read more