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H.I.V.E are a group of people from Hackney, all of us have a learning disability. We have worked with a national charity called POhWER, who used to help us run self advocacy groups.
Thanks to the work and support of POhWER and Hackney Council, we are now able to set ourselves up as a social enterprise. We will deliver a range of services to LB Hackney, helping with services and pieces of work that will benefit other people in Hackney who have a learning disability.Read more
POhWER is delighted to announce that we have secured a new contract to deliver advocacy in Bedfordshire for at least a further three years.
Our new Community Navigator will help us to deliver a truly local service, offering information and advice to vulnerable adults, as well as signposting people onwards to other providers.Read more
We are pleased to announce that POhWER has recently been awarded the contract to provide Independent Patient Advocacy Services and Independent Mental Health Advocacy for patients who are currently in secure and specialist settings.Read more
A season of dementia-friendly film screenings is coming to Hitchin, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Film Audience Network (FAN). Hitchin Film, in conjunction with advocacy charity POhWER, will host the screenings in the Studio at the Market Theatre on Sun Street.Read more
Recruitment for the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Stakeholder Reference Group is now underway.Read more
We are pleased to announce that we have retained our contracts with Norfolk and will continue to provide all statutory advocacy in the county until at least 2020.Read more
Tuesday 13th December saw the POhWER Local members in Hertfordshire celebrating their achievements of the year with a Christmas party. Read on for more details about the event.Read more
The Hertfordshire office has collected for the local Foodbank again this year...Read more
Thursday 17th November saw our 2016 AGM take place at the Forum in Stevenage. Read on for more details about the day.Read more
Islington Carers Hub managed by Age UK Islington held an event to provide information for carers within the Islington borough.Read more